Found June 08, 2012 on
So much for an uneventful start to the offseason. The Bruins didn't even make it to the July 1 opening of free agency before big news broke. Heck, they barely made it to the start of June, with the bombshell of Tim Thomas' decision to sit out the upcoming season being confirmed by general manager Peter Chiarelli on a conference call originally designed to discuss the re-signings of Daniel Paille and Chris Bouque on June 1. Questions about Thomas' situation naturally dominated this week's inquiries, but I was able to hit upon a few other subjects as well in this...

The long story about Alexander Radulov and Brooks on the Rangers’ interest in acquiring his rights

Having surveyed Russian hockey websites on a daily basis since Pavel Datsyuk joined Russia’s World Championship team, I’ve read quite a bit of scuttlebutt about Alexander Radulov’s situation, and here’s the “short” (by Russian standards; this is “long” in English) version thereof: Despite the fact that the composite Dynamo Moscow II/HC MVD team won the Gargarin Cup...

Bruins to Open Development Camp on June 28, Roster for Camp Yet to Be Released

It may be the offseason, but that doesn't mean that the Bruins are taking time off from hockey. The Bruins announced on Thursday the schedule for their sixth annual development camp, which will run from Thursday, June 28 to Monday, July 2. A roster of players expected to attend the camp will be made available by the Bruins at a later date. Bruins management and coaches will be...

Report: Alexander Radulov Not on Detroit Red Wings’ Radar

Red Wings GM Ken Holland recently said that he would look into the possibility of trading for the rights to pending free agents, but Nashville apparently won't be getting a call about Alexander Radulov. Continue reading →

UCLA's Trevor Brown is Bruins' 'Mr. Everything'

Trevor Brown began his UCLA career as a catcher. When he starts his pro baseball career, possibly this month or next, he will do the same. Meantime, the junior from Valencia has played five positions this season, starting games at catcher, third base, second base and first base and also playing right field. He is batting .322 with three home runs and a team-best 50 runs batted...

The Bakke Report – Tim Thomas’ “Hiatus”

Just 360 days ago, the image that is shown above was captured. Tim Thomas, star goaltender for the Boston Bruins hoists Lord Stanley’s Cup above his head. It’s one of the most revered trophies in all of sport. Thomas, who was as dominant as a goalie could be in a playoff, rightfully was awarded with [...]

Bruins Will Be Fine with Tuukka Rask in Net for 2013 Season

Bruin's goalie Tim Thomas announced last week that he plans to sit out the 2012-13 NHL season, leaving Tuukka Rask to protect the net. But that isn't anything to worry about. In fact, last season's numbers indicate Rask is more than ready to become the starting netminder. Rask had better numbers than Thomas in the 2011-12 regular season, with a .929 save percentage and...
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