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  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Jayden Struble shifts allegiance to Canadiens

    NHL.com "Jayden Struble shifted allegiances to the Montreal Canadiens the moment his name was called at the 2019 NHL Draft. The left-shot defenseman from Cumberland, Rhode Island, was a lifelong fan of the Boston Bruins until Montreal selected him in the second round (No...." July 17

  • Is Charlie McAvoy really in line for 'a huge contract' with Bruins? Maybe not

    NBC Sports Boston "There’s quite the interesting debate going on these days about just how much Bruins RFA defenseman Charlie McAvoy should get on his second contract. NBC’s Pro Hockey Talk tweeted out a story proclaiming that both McAvoy and Columbus Blue Jackets D-man Zach..." July 17

  • Zach Werenski, Charlie McAvoy should be in line for huge contracts

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the NHL’s restricted free agent market this summer most of the attention has been directed at forwards Mitch Marner, Mikko Rantanen, and Sebastian Aho. They are the stars, the big point-producers, and in the case of Aho, the rare player that actually received — and..." July 16

  • Bruins Receiving Interest on David Backes

    Boston Hockey Now "The Boston Bruins may yet find a way out of their salary cap jam and be able to sign their restricted free agents Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy. But it may take a deal with the Devils to do it. According to a league source with knowledge of the situation, the New Jersey Devils have..." July 15

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • Jack Studnicka the next great hope for the Bruins at center position

    NBC Sports Boston "Jack Studnicka didn’t participate in any of the on-ice activities during Bruins development camp a couple of weeks ago, but the 20-year-old clearly remains Boston’s best hope as a top-6 center of the future as he approaches his first full pro season. The 6-foot-2,..." July 15

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Danton Heinen "wanted to be an offensive guy," now Bruins need him to be more of that guy

    NBC Sports Boston "Danton Heinen knows that his numbers dipped from his rookie season to this past year’s sophomore campaign where he posted 11 goals and 34 points in 77 games. Still, the 24-year-old earned a big pay raise with his two-year, $5.6 million contract signed earlier in the week to avoid salary..." July 12

  • Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara just became the oldest active NHL player

    NBC Sports Boston "Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is now the elder statesman of the NHL. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cullen, who will turn 43 in November, officially retired on Wednesday. Chara, as a result, has become the oldest active player in the league. Chara turned 42 on..." July 10

  • Bruins give Danton Heinen two-year, $5.6 million extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins didn’t make any splashes during free agency mainly because they had to focus on bringing back their own restricted free agents. Well, on Tuesday, they managed to sign one of those players to a new contract. The team announced the signing of forward Danton..." July 10

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • John Beecher sees Bruins as perfect fit for his skill set

    NHL.com "John Beecher is looking forward to being a big man on campus. The 18-year-old center, selected by the Boston Bruins with the No. 30 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, will be a freshman at the University of Michigan, where the 6-foot-3, 212-pound prospect hopes to put up big..." July 08

  • Bruins Announce Six AHL Signings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins have made only a minor impact on the free agent market thus far, but the AHL’s Providence Bruins have gained plenty. Since May, Boston has re-signed AHL leaders Paul Carey, Anton Blidh, and Ryan Fitzgerald, signed promising prospect Oskar..." July 08

  • Top unsigned restricted free agents

    NHL.com "With free agency underway, NHL.com takes a closer look at the top remaining restricted free agents. A restricted free agent can receive an offer sheet contract from another team, which forward Sebastian Aho did from the Montreal Canadiens on July 1. His team can match the contract..." July 08

  • Bruins sign Peter Cehlarik to one year, league min. contract

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "CapFriendly is great for league minimum contract announcements. LIKE THIS ONE! The Bruins have given Peter Cehlarik a one year, two-way contract worth $700k Good news for the Bruins depth as he's been a mainstay in Providence and in his callup this..." July 07

  • Sabres sign forward Marcus Johansson to two-year contract

    Buffalo News "When the first day of free agency passed without a significant signing, Jason Botterill reminded the media there was still time for the Buffalo Sabres to add to their roster. That signing came Saturday when the Sabres added forward Marcus Johansson on a two-year contract worth $9..." July 06

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Charlie Coyle is the top-six wing Bruins are seeking

    WEEI Boston "When general manager Don Sweeney brought up the idea that Charlie Coyle, a Bruins trade pick up from Minnesota days before the NHL trade deadline last February, could be looked at as an offseason addition because he wasn’t a rental, he may have elicited an eyeroll or..." July 04

  • The Bruins don’t have an offer extended to Marcus Johansson

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "It would appear that the sad photo above is the last time you’ll see Marcus Johansson and his Bruins gear, unless you’re watching replays. Per Don Sweeney at the team’s post-frenzy press conference today, the Bruins do not have an offer extended to..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • Don Sweeney: "We feel comfortable with where we're at" with restricted free agents

    NBC Sports Boston "With a bit more than $10 million in salary cap space after the July 1 open of NHL free agency and Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo and Danton Heinen still unsigned, the Bruins are locked in a tight salary cap space. It would appear that the Bruins will need to make at least one salary..." July 02

  • How Will Bruins Replace Marcus Johansson? Don Sweeney Lists Possibilities

    NESN "It appears all but certain Marcus Johansson will be playing for a team not named the Bruins next season, leaving Boston with an important void to fill. Of course, Bruins general manager went out and got Johansson at the trade deadline this past season because the Bruins were..." July 02

  • Boston Bruins Star Throws Incredible Shade At Kyrie Irving Signing With Brooklyn Nets

    Total Pro Sports "What has been rumored for weeks finally came to past when Kyrie Irving bolted from Boston and agreed to sign a deal with the Brooklyn Nets. This signing comes months after he infamously told C’s season ticket holders in October, “If you guys will have me back, I plan on..." July 01

  • Report: Noel Acciari to sign with the Florida Panthers

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Not an offensive player, but a guy who provided a big physical presence on the fourth line is gone. This leaves the opportunity for someone from Providence to come in or for Don Sweeney to sign another player today but he will be missed on an energetic merlot line! " July 01

  • Bruins Sign Max Lagace To Add To Goaltender Depth

    CBS Boston "The Bruins’ first signing of NHL free agency was not exactly a major splash, as the team made a move to add to the organizational depth at goaltender. The B’s and Max Lagace agreed to a one-year contract worth $700,000 with Max Lagace, according to Renaud..." July 01

  • Report: Brett Ritchie to sign with Bruins

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Another cheap contract to a fourth liner on this Deadline Day. Didn’t get great reactions from his days with the Stars but we’l see how he fits into the organization. Does this move make sense? " July 01

  • Report: Connor Clifton to sign extension with the Bruins

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Connor Clifton appears to be staying in Boston for another 3 years, at a $1M AAV starting the 2020-21 season. This looks like a great value contract for a defenseman who really took advantage of his opportunities in the show. Congratulations, Cliffy! " July 01

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Charlie McAvoy, other restricted free agents, priority for Bruins

    NHL.com "Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo and Danton Heinen, each about to become a restricted free agent, will determine the rest of the Boston Bruins' offseason, general manager Don Sweeney said Friday.  Each received a qualifying offer from Boston. McAvoy is the only one ineligible to..." June 28

  • Bruins Absolutely Should Consider Trying To Trade For Jesse Puljujarvi

    NESN "Jesse Puljujarvi wants a change of scenery, and the Boston Bruins could use a little help on the wing. Sound like a perfect marriage? That’s because it is. The disgruntled Edmonton Oilers winger has wanted out for some time, and that’s become increasingly..." June 27

  • Could Oskar Steen answer one of Bruins’ biggest questions?

    Boston Herald "As we have all surmised, the Bruins could use a top six right wing. But obtaining one from outside the organization could be difficult. They’ve got approximately $12 million in cap space, but that should be chewed up by restricted free agents Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo and..." June 27

  • Don't expect a fireworks show from this Bruins team around July 1

    NBC Sports Boston "The period around the NHL Draft and the July 1 opening of free agency is always a time for hockey fans to let their fantasies fly free. It’s a time when a big-ticket free agent like Artemi Panarin seems like a possibility, or there’s a P.K. Subban-type available in a trade..." June 26

  • Does signing Steven Kampfer mean a Bruins trade is imminent? Not exactly

    NBC Sports Boston "Some have taken the signing of defenseman Steve Kampfer to a two-year contract by the Bruins as a definitive sign that the B's are about to trade a defenseman. Whether it’s Torey Krug, Matt Grzelcyk or Kevan Miller, a faction of the Bruins fan base believes one of..." June 25

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Is David Backes' contract 'impossible to move'?

    NBC Sports Boston "In the wake of losing the 2019 Stanley Cup Final in seven games to the St. Louis Blues, the Boston Bruins are facing a tight salary cap situation that could prevent them from bringing back all of their talented players. On paper, an easy move to free up some space would involve..." June 24

  • Bruins’ unheralded draft picks won’t help immediately

    Boston Herald "In the big picture, the Bruins draft isn’t terribly surprising. By all accounts, they went way off the board in the first round with the selection of John Beecher. That set the tone for a five-pick draft which brought in a variety of players. It wasn’t a bad..." June 24

  • How the Boston Bruins can win NHL’s Stanley Cup in 2020

    Sportsnaut "After another disappointing loss to end the season, the Boston Bruins need to regroup and figure out where it went wrong. It is tough to get blown out at home during Game 7 of the Cup Finals, but the Bruins bring back a ton of talent and are looking to build into the future. What a..." June 23

  • John Beecher Is Bruins’ First Round Draft Pick

    CBS Boston "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced Friday night that the team has selected forward John Beecher 30th overall in the first round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Beecher is a product of the United States Development Team Program (USHL). In 2018-19, the 18-year-old produced..." June 22

  • It would be nice for the Bruins to keep Marcus Johansson, but it may not be in the cards

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins weren’t exactly sure what they were going to get out of Marcus Johansson when they dealt for him at the trade deadline this winter. They knew they were getting a skilled winger that could help them fill out their depth with their top-9 forward group, but there were..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Don Sweeney Wins GM of the Year

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Don Sweeney, fresh off of building the Bruins team that went to its third Stanley Cup Final in nine years, has won the NHL’s General Manager of the Year award. Sweeney beat out Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues (take that!) and Don Waddell of the Carolina Hurricanes. Sweeney..." June 20

  • Cam Neely, Jeremy Jacobs impressed by Zdeno Chara’s feat of courage

    WEEI Boston "In the 33 years since he was acquired by the Bruins in a trade with Vancouver, team president Cam Neely has been the perfect personification of toughness. Even he was amazed by captain Zdeno Chara’s threshold for pain in the Stanley Cup Final. Chara suffered several fractures to..." June 19

  • Patrice Bergeron still turning page on Bruins' loss in Stanley Cup Final

    NHL.com "Patrice Bergeron knows he and the Boston Bruins have a lot to be proud of this season, but he's not over how it ended yet. The 33-year-old center is still understandably upset following a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden last..." June 19

  • Intriguing off-season awaits for Torey Krug

    Bruins Daily "Torey Krug will enter the final year of his contract come July 1. The Bruins are free to negotiate a contract extension with their 5-foot-9 defenseman at the turn of the calendar month. The former Michigan State Spartan called Boston home for good upon his arrival to the Bruins..." June 19

  • Patrice Bergeron Gives Honest Answer About Being At NHL Awards Ceremony

    NESN "Patrice Bergeron is up for yet another Selke Trophy. The Boston Bruins center has won the award for the NHL’s best defensive forward four times in his career, but winning a fifth would do little to sugarcoat things for the 33-year-old. Bergeron is in Las Vegas for the..." June 19

  • Bruins plan to address Bruce Cassidy's contract as he enters final year of the deal

    NBC Sports Boston "As Bruce Cassidy enters the final year of his contract as head coach of the Boston Bruins, it probably goes without saying that he deserves an extension.  The good news for B's fans, according to Joe McDonald of The Athletic, Boston is pleased with Cassidy's..." June 19