Found July 15, 2013 on
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,
Well, this has to fall under the category of “Rather Odd” when it comes to off-season hockey news. And given everything that has happened since the puck last dropped a month ago, that’s saying something.
Fresh off their appearance in the Stanley Cup final, the Boston Bruins have fired their longtime director of amateur scouting, Wayne Smith.
Smith, who was one of Peter Chiarelli’s first hires after he took over as Bruins GM in 2006, was hired as a scout, then became head scout a year later and oversaw a department that had done a strong drafting job and signed key college free agent Torey Krug, who was an integral piece of the roster that came within a late meltdown of going to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final.
It seems rather odd, given that Chiarelli admits that Smith is his good friend and is a very good scout. Their prospect list was solid, ranking them 12th among NHL organizations in THN’s Future Watch edition in 2013.
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The Boston Bruins announced today the training camp would begin on Wednesday, September 11 with Rookie Training Camp starting on Tuesday, September 3. So far this offseason, the Bruins have made some big changes by adding forwards Loui Eriksson, Jarome Iginla and resigning both goaltender Tuukka Rask and center Patrice Bergeron to eight-year contract extension. Gone is center/wingers...
Bruins fans certainly got to know the bizarre antics of Jaromir Jagr during his short, half-season stint in Boston this past season. With news that the B’s wouldn’t be bringing Jagr back next year, the 41-year old Czech forward has to decide what his future holds. Jagr addressed that future by posting a really strange video to his Facebook page on Tuesday. In the low-quality...
Jaromir Jagr’s days in Boston looks all but over.
After initially closing the door Jagr immediately following the season, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said he would look into bringing the 41-year old forward back following the departure of wingers Tyler Seguin and Nathan Horton.
On Sunday, Chiarelli once again shut the the book on Jagr and ruled out re-signing the free...
Bruins fans certainly got to know the bizarre antics of Jaromir Jagr during his short, half-season stint in Boston this past season. With news that the B’s wouldn’t be bringing Jagr back next year, the 41-year old Czech forward has to decide what his future holds.
Jagr addressed that future by posting a really strange video to his Facebook page on Tuesday. In the low-quality...
This may shock you, but Jaromir Jagr is a ******* weirdo.
A potentially broke, gambling addicted weirdo.
So apparently he posted a video on Facebook and he looks like he just crawled out of a crack shack. The video isn't in English, but if you want to watch it here it is:
Ugh, yeah. Luckily Puck Daddy is on it:
The general point of this latest Czech...
The Bruins’ short summer will be over before you know it.
The club released its 2013 preseason schedule Tuesday and coincidentally, they will open their exhibition slate two months from Tuesday. Training camp will open Sept. 11, and the Bruins will drop the puck on their first preseason game on Sept. 16 in Montreal.
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The Bruins have announced their preseason schedule. Unfortunately, Boston only has two home games at the Garden:
9/19 vs Detroit
9/23 vs Washington
Here's how the rest of the schedule breaks down:
Every hockey season there always seems to be a younger player who rises above what’s expected of him, and performs at a level that people couldn’t see coming. This past season for the Bruins, that player would be Torey Krug, who was thrown into the fire of the post-season, and took the league by storm. Did he find himself making rookie mistakes throughout his run? There is...
Earlier this morning, a very disheveled looking Jaromir Jagr (or a really good impersonator) posted a video on Facebook presumbably after a few blackjack shoes that was entirely in Czech, in what can only be described as odd.
According to Puck Daddy and transcribed from sport.rz, Jagr allegedly talks about his future in the NHL looking "black."