Found May 31, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Benoit Pouliot
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
Editor's Note: The Bruins are facing a longer offseason than they had hoped after their title defense was ended early with a first-round loss to Washington. The extra time could come in handy though, as the Bruins have plenty of decisions to make this summer. At the top of that list is what they will do with the many pending free agents on their roster. Each day over the next two weeks, Bruins beat writer Douglas Flynn will look at one of the club's veteran free agents. Benoit Pouliot entered the season as a wild card on the Bruins...

Bruins sign F Paille to three-year deal

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Daniel Paille (PIE'-YAY) to a three-year contract worth almost $4 million. The team also announced it gave forward Chris Bourque a two-year deal. Bourque is the son of Bruins Hall of Famer Ray Bourque. The first year of Chris Bourque's deal will be a two-way contact. In all, it could be worth $1.1 million. Paille has played three years...

Tim Thomas considering taking a season off from the Boston Bruins

A rumor broke Thursday night that Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was considering taking a year away from the NHL. Many, myself included, discounted it as nothing but gossip. What reason would Thomas have for doing so? How could it possibly do anything but harm his career? It seemed mad that he'd consider doing such a thing, but madness is the order of the day in the NHL...

Muhammad, Bruins open new Pauley Nov. 9

After missing the NCAA Tournament in two of the last three years, the spotlight has returned to UCLA basketball thanks to UCLA head coach Ben Howland luring in the top recruiting class in the country in Kyle Anderson, Jordan Adams, Shabazz Muhammad, and Tony Parker. Not only are the Bruins expected to return to the NCAA Tournament in 2012-13 but also have some staying power, reminiscent...

Boston Bruins’ GM confirms that Tim Thomas may take a sabbatical

My goodness, how this has taken on a life of its own. Per Yahoo Sports’ Greg “Puck Daddy” Wyshynski, Boston Bruins GM Peter Chicarelli is confirming, well…That Tim Thomas may take a year off from hockey… Chiarelli on Thomas: “Tim came to me toward the beginning of May through his agent, and said he is seriously considering taking year off.” ... Chiarelli said he has...

Reports: Bruins Thomas may sit out season

Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas reportedly is contemplating sitting out next season. After his name has been mentioned in trade talks, Thomas said through sources he could talk next season off, and reported. The hero of the Bruins' Stanley Cup title run last season, is entering the final year of his contract that pays him $3 million and his no-trade clause...

Daniel Paille Earns New Deal, Bruins Hope Veteran Forward Can Grow into Bigger Role

Fourth-line guys never catch a break. Friday was supposed to be Daniel Paille’s big day. The versatile forward was signed to a three-year extension worth $1.3 million a season to stay with the Bruins, and joined general manager Peter Chiarelli on a conference call to discuss the new deal. And there is a little evidence that Paille actually was on the call, even if Chiarelli spent...

Tim Thomas Likely to Sit Out Upcoming Season, According To Peter Chiarelli

The Bruins have enjoyed one of the top netminding tandems in the NHL for the past three years, but that may not continue in 2012-13. At least not with the same two goalies. In a conference call scheduled to discuss the signings of forwards Daniel Paille and Chris Bourque, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli spent the bulk of his time answering questions about two-time Vezina Trophy...

10 Things Tim Thomas Is Going To Do Instead Of Play Hockey

If you've missed all the fun stuff, Tim Thomas is talking about taking next year off. There's a few theories out there as to why this is happening. Some people think it's Thomas' way of making his own "No Trade Clause" since his will be up in July. Who would want to trade for a goalie, still have to take the $5M cap hit and have him sit out? No one. And...

Gothberg and Schmaltz make All-USHL First Team

Two UND Fighting Sioux incoming freshman recruits Zane Gothberg and Jordan Schmaltz have made the All-USHL first team. All-USHL First Team Zane Gothberg (G), Fargo Force The goaltender from Thief River Falls, Minnesota posted a 26-16-4 record with USHL best .921 SV%. His 2.22 GAA was the second best mark in the League. Gothberg led the USHL with seven shutouts which...

Vote: Has Tim Thomas Played His Last Game As a Boston Bruin?

Tim Thomas is one of the most unpredictable men in sports. After proving scouts wrong for much of his early career and bagging a pair of Vezina Trophies to go with a Stanley Cup trophy, Thomas has shocked the B's fanbase by telling general manager Peter Chiarelli that he may be taking the upcoming season off. Will it be the end of The Tank era in Boston? Thomas, 38, has gotten...

If Tim Thomas wants to go, let him but don’t be angry

Tim Thomas might want to step away from hockey The year 2012 has been quite a crazy one for Bruins’ goaltender Tim Thomas. He refused to go to the White House with the rest of the Bruins to celebrate the Stanley Cup for “political reasons”. He was shunned for gallivanting around with the Freedom Works organization, he was called “self-fish” was thrown around in trade talks...
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