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  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • With Jaroslav Halak in place, dealing Tuukka Rask shouldn't be out of the question

    NBC Sports Boston "There are a couple of inalienable facts about next year’s goaltending situation with the Boston Bruins. The first is that the B’s have most definitely upgraded in that area with 33-year-old Jaroslav Halak as the backup to Tuukka Rask. Halak is a flat-out better goalie than..." July 16

  • Bruins Re-Sign Colby Cave

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Bruins have locked up their lone remaining restricted free agent, announcing the re-signing of defenseman Colby Cave to a two-year, two-way contract.  The deal carries a $675K cap hit meaning that it’s a minimum-salary deal at the NHL level while financial terms at the minor..." July 14

  • Development camp shows Vaakanainen still in development stage

    NBC Sports Boston "The signing of defenseman John Moore to a five-year contract on July 1 signaled a couple of things for the Bruins.  The first: They now have a surplus of left-shot defensemen at the NHL level and one of them -- with plenty of informed speculation identifying Torey Krug..." July 11

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • GM: Bruins need to stay course, not overreact to Leafs or Lightning

    NBC Sports Boston "The simple fact is that the Bruins' standing in their own division has worsened to this point in the summer and it might get even worse over the next weeks and months even as the B’s minimally improved as a team. The Bruins are better than they were at the end of the..." July 08

  • Bruins re-sign Sean Kuraly to three-year deal

    Yardbarker "The Boston Bruins have announced the signing of restricted free agent Sean Kuraly to a three-year contract that will carry a cap hit of $1.275MM. Kuraly was given a qualifying offer last week and was eligible for arbitration but will instead re-sign for the next three seasons. The team also..." July 03

  • Do the Bruins' moves signal a Krug trade in the future?

    NBC Sports Boston "With the signing of free agent defenseman John Moore on July 1, don’t blame the Bruins if they begin suffering a case of déjà vu over the next few months.   It was four seasons ago when the Bruins had a similar surplus of defensemen and some accompanying..." July 03

  • New Bruins backup goalie Jaroslav Halak ready to help out behind Tuukka Rask

    Boston Herald "It was hard not to love Anton Khudobin. Off the ice, he had an engaging, entertaining personality. On the ice, his style was more like that of the swashbuckling netminders of the past. Sometimes, he was bit too entertaining, to be honest, but his competitiveness made him an excellent..." July 03

  • Bruins Sign Mark McNeill And Cody Goloubef

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins have addressed the right side depth of their AHL roster, signing winger Mark McNeill and defenseman Cody Goloubef. TSN’s Brennan Klak reports that the pair of veteran minor leaguers signed matching one-year, two-way contracts worth the minimum..." July 01

  • Blue Jackets sign Riley Nash to 3-year, $8.25 million

    TSN "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed veteran forward Riley Nash to a three-year deal worth $8.25 million. Nash appeared in 76 games last season for the Boston Bruins and had a career year. He recorded a personal best in goals (15) and assists (26) for 41 points. Nash was..." July 01

  • Bruins sign D Moore to five-year deal

    TSN "The Bruins have signed defenceman John Moore to a five-year, $13.75 million contract. The 27-year-old scored seven goals and 11 assists during the 2017-2018 regular season, and added one helper during the postseason for the New Jersey Devils.  " July 01

  • Boston Bruins Sign Joakim Nordstrom

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins have signed Joakim Nordstrom to a two-year contract worth $4MM total. Nordstrom became an unrestricted free agent when the Carolina Hurricanes failed to qualify him last week. " July 01

  • Flames sign Derek Ryan (three years) and Austin Czarnik (two years)

    Flames Nation "As the calendar flips over into Canada Day, the free agency courting period turns into the free agency signing period players are beginning to make decisions. The Calgary Flames have reportedly come to terms with two forwards this evening. Per Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman, the Flames..." July 01

  • Bruins To Sign Jaroslav Halak

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After failing to agree to terms on a new deal with Anton Khudobin (who is expected to sign with Dallas), the Bruins have found their new backup goaltender.  Fox Sports Midwest’s Andy Strickland reports (Twitter link) that Boston will sign veteran netminder Jaroslav Halak.  Terms..." July 01

  • Tavares still hasn't notified teams they're out of the running

    The Score "John Tavares apparently hasn't begun whittling down his list of potential destinations just yet. The superstar's camp has not notified any of the six teams in the hunt either way, and is still deliberating on the decision, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reports. Tavares..." June 30

  • Bruins expected to pursue Slater Koekkoek in free agency

    Yardbarker "The Bruins have expressed an interest in Lightning pending RFA defenseman Slater Koekkoek, NBC Sports Boston’s Joe Haggerty reports (Twitter link).  The tenth overall pick in 2012 has yet to progress beyond the level of a depth defenseman and could be a candidate for a change of..." June 29

  • Bruins 'probably going in a different direction' from Khudobin

    NBC Sports Boston "It looks like the Bruins will have a different backup goaltender next season. While Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said he remains in contact with most of last season’s Bruins headed to free agency on July 1, he indicated that the team is “probably going in a different..." June 29

  • Agent: Rick Nash undecided on playing next season

    The Score "Rick Nash might not be hitting the open market after all. Nash is still undecided about whether or not he'll play next season, and in turn will forgo the July 1 signing period, his agent, Joe Resnick, told TSN's Darren Dreger. Dreger added that..." June 28

  • Bruins center prospect Jack Studnicka feels confident he can make the team

    Boston Herald "Jack Studnicka does not come off as a cocky kid. He’s well mannered, thoughtful, respectful. And he doesn’t lack confidence, that’s for sure. On the first day of Bruins’ development camp at Warrior Ice Arena, the lanky Oshawa Generals centerman and..." June 27

  • Bruins held 'seemingly briefest' meeting with John Tavares

    WEEI Boston "Well, folks, the eagle has landed in Los Angeles. TSN’s John Lu reported Tuesday night that Bruins president Cam Neely, general manager Don Sweeney, and head coach Bruce Cassidy met with John Tavares at the CAA office of Pat Brisson. If it looks like Lu is staking the CAA..." June 27

  • Backup goalie Anton Khudobin will test free agent market

    Boston Herald "The Bruins and backup goalie Anton Khudobinmay circle back to each other by July 1, but both sides agreed to take advantage of the current open interview period to see what’s available, according to a source. While that may not mean it’s definitely the end for..." June 26

  • Austin Czarnik, Daniel Carr Receiving Major Free Agency Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Who is the biggest the free agent name on the market that you may have never heard of? That would be Boston Bruins forward Austin Czarnik. Czarnik, 25, signed with the Bruins as an undrafted free agent out of Miami University in 2015 and qualified for Group 6 unrestricted free agency after..." June 26

  • Bruins ready to see the future at development camp

    NBC Sports Boston "As the Bruins have turned their focus in recent years to draft-and-development as an NHL organization, the annual Bruins Development Camp has taken on more importance and a higher profile among yearly events. Some years have been more memorable than others, of course. Who could forget..." June 26

  • Report: John Tavares to meet with Sharks, Leafs, Bruins, Lightning, Stars

    The Score "The list of potential destinations for pending unrestricted free agent John Tavares is starting to grow. The New York Islanders captain's camp will meet with the San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins,..." June 25

  • Report: Blue Jackets at top of Rick Nash's list of potential destinations

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets' all-time leading scorer is apparently keen on a reunion. Rick Nash has the Blue Jackets at the top of his list of potential destinations, The Athletic's Aaron Portzline reports. The Blue Jackets are showing more interest..." June 25

  • Bruins looking to add depth after missing out on Kovalchuk, GM says "The Boston Bruins were in the running to bring Ilya Kovalchuk back to the NHL after more than five seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League. Now they're shifting to plan B after Kovalchuk agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Part of the..." June 24

  • Sweeney: Bruins will close door on Nash if team signs Kovalchuk

    TSN "Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney confirmed Thursday he's spoken to Ilya Kovalchuk's camp and is interested in adding the Russian winger to his roster this summer. “We’ve spoken to their camp. We have not met with them in person, but we’ve spoken..." June 22

  • Could Bruins-Klefbom talks be heating up?

    NBC Sports Boston "It’s more smoke than fire, hours ahead of the first round of the NHL draft at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday night, but the rumblings involving Oscar Klefbom and the Bruins are out there in hockey circles. Klefbom, 24, the Edmonton Oilers defenseman,..." June 22

  • Report: Kovalchuk's agent expected to meet with Bruins, Kings, Knights, Sharks

    The Score "After weeks of speculation, Ilya Kovalchuk's preferred NHL destination is starting to become much clearer, as the highly sought-after winger's agent is expected to meet with four teams Friday to discuss acquiring the sniper's services, according to The Athletic's Pierre..." June 22

  • Bruins GM Don Sweeney ready to do all kinds of business

    Boston Herald "Less than 24 hours before the NHL draft commences today at American Airlines Center, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was still dealing with some unknowns. Sweeney has kicked the tires on some trades but doesn’t know if he’ll click with another team. He continues talking..." June 22

  • NHL Announces 2017-18 All-Rookie Team

    Hockey Fights "The National Hockey League announced today the 2017-18 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks and Clayton Keller..." June 21

  • Bruce Cassidy admits envisioning how Ilya Kovalchuk could impact Bruins

    ESPN "Bruce Cassidy was in Las Vegas this week because his Boston Bruins went 50-20-12 for 112 points, a performance that earned him a Jack Adams nomination for coach of the year. But after a second-round playoff exit, Cassidy has been thinking about how his Bruins could be even better next season,..." June 20

  • Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk turns his full attention to improving his game

    Boston Herald "Matt Grzelcyk, the second-year Bruins defenseman from Charlestown, feels confident about his future after he signed a two-year contract last Friday. Grzelcyk said the deal eliminated uncertainty from his offseason regimen and he is satisfied with the contract negotiated by agent Peter..." June 19

  • Don Sweeney's time to strengthen Bruins is now

    Boston Herald "The most important two-plus weeks in the National Hockey League offseason are upon us. The trade season usually gets kickstarted at the draft, which takes place on Friday and Saturday in Dallas. Then comes the opening of free agency on July 1. By July 2, we could have an idea whether..." June 18

  • Boston Bruins Getting Interest In David Krejci

    98.5 The Sports Hub "David Krejci has rarely been mentioned as part of actual trade rumors over the course of his career. He's simultaneously been a lightning rod for many who have longed to see the Bruins move on from him as his tenure has progressed. Well, it sounds like those who want Krejci gone..." June 15

  • Bruins Re-Sign Matt Grzelcyk To Two-Year Deal

    The Hockey Writers "The Boston Bruins have re-signed defender Matt Grzelcyk to a two-year contract worth $2.8 million, the team announced Friday. The deal will carry a $1.4 million in each of the two seasons and was first reported by Marisa Ingemi. The extension will keep Grzelcyk under contract through the..." June 15

  • Bruins sign 2017 first-round pick Urho Vaakanainen

    Yardbarker "The Boston Bruins have inked one of their top prospects, signing 2017 first-round pick Urho Vaakanainen to a three-year entry-level contract. The deal will carry a $925K NHL cap hit, plus any performance bonuses that he might achieve. Vaakanainen, 19, was the 18th overall selection a..." June 13

  • Bruins may look to make a splash by signing Kovalchuk

    NBC Sports Boston "Clearly, the Bruins fell short in the offensive depth department during this spring’s postseason run. Now it seems like they’re making significant plans to address that shortcoming.  According to a report from TSN’s Darren Dreger, the B's are one of the..." June 12

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Could trade talks be cooking between the B's and Oilers?

    NBC Sports Boston "With the Stanley Cup Final soon to be over, trade talks will be kicking up across the NHL very soon with free agency just a few weeks away.  The Boston Bruins will be no different given some of the improvements that clearly need to be made after a second-round exit from the..." June 07

  • Bruins GM Don Sweeney Says Nothing’s ‘Set In Stone’ With Team’s Top Line

    NESN "The Boston Bruins’ top line was dominant during the 2017-18 NHL season. The trio of David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron combined to tally 99 goals and 129 assists, with each player scoring 30 or more goals in the campaign. " June 04

  • Nash, Bruins to have contract talks "Rick Nash and the Boston Bruins will resume contract talks before the forward becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1, general manager Don Sweeney told The Boston Globe on Friday. "We're going to have follow-up conversations this week," Sweeney told the newspaper...." June 02

  • Bruins won't bring back Gionta, 2 other pending free agents

    The Score "If Brian Gionta is going to play in the NHL again, it won't be with the Boston Bruins, as general manager Don Sweeney announced Thursday that the diminutive winger won't be offered a contract. Sweeney also announced defenseman Paul Postma and..." June 01

  • Bruins look to get back into first round; Sweeney: It’ll be ‘difficult’

    NBC Sports Boston "As it stands right now, the Bruins don’t pick until the 57th overall selection, a second-round pick, in the June 22-23 NHL Draft.  The last time they were in that position, the Bruins selected Swedish defenseman Linus Arnesson with the 60th pick in 2013. To this point in..." June 01

  • Bruins GM Don Sweeney looking at a number of subjects at the NHL combine

    Boston Herald "Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has been on a busy schedule of interviewing potential draftees here at the NHL scouting combine. Since Monday and running through today, Sweeney estimated he and his group of scouts will have met with about 80 players out of the 104 that have been..." June 01

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Stick with Anton Khudobin or find a new backup plan?

    NBC Sports Boston "It was a bit eyebrow-raising when Bruins team president Cam Neely last week mentioned backup goaltending as a priority for the Bruins on their offseason shopping list. The assumption was that the Bruins would find common ground with looming free agent Anton Khudobin after a stellar season in..." May 22

  • Cam Neely working to get the Bruins to become Stanley Cup contenders

    Boston Herald "If you told Bruins management back in September that their team would win 50 regular season games before getting bounced in the second round by a Stanley Cup favorite, president Cam Neely and owner Jeremy Jacobs would have taken it. But while Jacobs did term the 2017-18 season as..." May 17

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