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Nick Johnson opened more eyes than anyone else at Bruins training camp and into the preseason schedule, but that wasn’t enough for the veteran forward to make the big club.
Johnson was placed on waivers Sunday afternoon, as the Bruins reduced their roster to 23 players in advance of their season opener on Thursday against Tampa Bay. The Bruins made the move with the intention of sending Johnson to Providence, but he’ll have to clear waivers before he’s able to join the P-Bruins.
Boston coach Claude Julien revealed the nature of that conversation with Johnson.
“He’s a real quality person, and in his mind he says, ‘I’m going to keep working hard because I have a feeling I’m going to be back here this year,’” Julien said, according to the team’s website. “So there’s confidence in his voice and determination and that’s what you want to hear.
“I know he’s disappointed and you would hope he’s disappointed, but at the same time he seemed to have the right attitude to work his way ba
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It's that time of year again. Time to get your sweaters on, cuddle up under the covers, and watch men of all shapes and sizes do things on ice skates that most of us can't do at all. It's time to see two guys (or in some cases an entire team - goalies included!) beat the snot out of each other just to change momentum or pump their teammates and their fans up. It...
Getty ImagesThe Boston Bruins season is three short days away. Amid the anticipation of seeing the new first and second lines light it up against the Tampa Bay Lightning, confusion about Claude Julien’s third line decisions has already begun. It was announced on Sunday evening that Nick Johnson, who lead the Boston Bruins with 4 goals this preseason, had been put on waivers...
The departure of Andrew Ference from the Bruins left a void in a few places. It left a hole in the Bruins’ defensive corps, and it’s also expected to be a hit on the team’s dressing room atmosphere. It also left the B’s down an alternate captain.
Zdeno Chara, of course, wears the “C” as the team’s captain. One of the two alternate captain “A” patches goes to Patrice...
The Bruins today finished up their team-building excursion with an open practice in front of a packed Waterbury Ice Center crowd.
There were two notable absences from the practice though as Carl Soderberg (ankle) and David Krejci (back spasms) remained off the ice. In fact it looks like Soderberg who had earned a spot as the third line left wing won't be suiting up for Thursday...
The feeling around the Boston Bruins dressing room over the last few days of training camp has been akin to that of high school seniors in those final weeks before graduation finally ends their experience. In both instances the restlessness is palpable and in the Bruins’ case they are gleeful to be finished with their three weeks of training camp.
It’s a necessary part of the...
It was one of two penalties Dougie Hamilton was whistled for in a forgettable first period during a preseason game in Winnipeg last Thursday but it was also a telling moment.
The defenseman was called for an infraction after an opposing player he was battling hit the deck. For the 20-year-old that negative play had the faintest silver lining.
“Maybe with that one penalty maybe...
KK may be filled with waiver wire news today as teams prepare for the regular season. Team rosters must be set by 3:00pm ET tomorrow.
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Sunday, September 29, that forward Nick Johnson has been placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Providence.
There is one constant when it comes to any hockey player who plays at the highest level, they all sweat, and bleed for the right to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup. It is something that even the ones who aren’t fortunate enough to play in the NHL dream of, even though it is not a possibility.
For years, Jarome Iginla has been one of the game’s premiere power forward. He has built a...
On Sunday, after finishing their morning practices, the Bruins took off to Stowe, Vermont to take part in their annual team building activities. The activities that take place are designed to help bring the team together, and to allow them to work, and bond as a whole. For years, the Bruins have taken part, and now, the core of their roster has seen how the non-hockey...
from Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe,
“I remember saying when I was younger if I had a choice I’d rather win it (Stanley Cup) near the end of my career than at the beginning and never win again,” Iginla said. “I maybe shouldn’t have said that. I should have said I’d rather win at the beginning and the end and the middle.
“That’s what I should have said...
With the departure of Andrew Ference left a question in the minds of Bruins fans:
Who will wear Ference's A?
Well that question has been answered!
Coach said David Krejci has been given the other "A" for the season; will alternate with Chris Kelly ^CS
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 1, 2013
There you go. David Krejci will wear Ference...
Well, that didnât take long.
The season hasnât even started yet and Iâm already confused by general manager Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins. Maybe itâs a new autumn tradition, like pumpkin coffee, muffins, beer, and literally anything else you think up. Or maybe itâs absolutely infuriating if youâve watched the preseason and/or followed this...
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
Marc Savard suffered his final hit as an NHL player Jan. 22, 2011. The blow from teammate Matt Hunwick happened less than 10 months after Matt Cooke delivered his blindside wallop.
The hit that is less obvious but might have contributed to Savard’s condition happened Jan. 15, 2011.
Pittsburgh’s Deryk Engelland closed...
With the NHL opener tonight and the Boston Bruins home opener days away, I think this is the perfect time to remind everyone that the Bruins are in a new division this year. Yeah, yeah, I'm sure you all remembered but it's okay to give a little refresher.
RIP Northeast Division
With the new re-alignment in the NHL, we finally say goodbye to the Northeast Division...
Atlantic Division: 1.) Boston Bruins. The team that has represented the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Final in two of the last three years went on an incredible run after an incredible comeback in Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, losing just once in the next two rounds, but was unable to overcome the [...]