Found June 11, 2012 on The 6th Sens:
With few Senators related blurbs hitting the wire of late, as you can see by this morning's Justin Schultz piece, the monitoring of potential UFA targets has become commonplace 'round these parts.Whether it's been Bruce Garrioch or Don Brennan, the name of Chris Kelly has been bandied about as one free agent option who could return to the Ottawa Senators. Fortunately for the Senators, Kelly's unlikely to test the free agent waters.'s Joe Haggerty has confirmed that the Bruins are closing in on a multi-year contract with Kelly. But talks clearly heated up over the last week with the free agency deadlines nearing and Chiarelli back in Boston after completing his Team Canada commitment at the World Hockey Championships. The Campbell and Kelly deals would ensure that the B's forward group is going to look awfully similar to the one that ended last season with a first round loss to the Washington Capitals. Campbell's signing means the Bruins...

Bruins resign Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell

Chris Kelly will be back in Boston next season News from the Boston Bruins Monday evening as it was announced that the Boston Bruins have resigned forwards Gregory Campbell and Chris Kelly. The Campbell deal is nothing special. Gregory Campbell is getting a deal worth $4.8 over three years which is fair for a fourth line wing who is hugely important in the Boston Bruins penalty kill...

Chris Kelly, Gregory Campbell Receive Raises, Money Well Spent By Bruins to Keep Key Cup Contributors

The Bruins are getting the band back together. Actually, they never let it break up in the first place. With Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell reportedly re-signed to new deals on Monday, the Bruins will once again have the nucleus of their 2011 Cup run back next season after a disappointing, early end to their title defense this spring. Kelly was reportedly signed to a four-year...

Bruins Sign Kelly and Campbell

                      Kelly scored a career high 20 goals last season. ESPN reported this morning that the Boston Bruins have re-signed forwards Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell.  Both players are extremely important to the team and solidify the bottom two center positions.  Both were set to be free agents on July 1, but fortunately the Bruins did not let it get that...

Reports: Bruins Re-Sign Chris Kelly, Gregory Campbell to Multi-Year Contracts

The Bruins continue their busy offseason, this time locking up a couple of pieces of their supporting cast. Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell both agreed to terms with the team on Monday, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. Kelly reportedly signed for four years and $12 million, while Campbell deal is reported to be for three years and $4.8 million total. The players' agent,...

Bruins re-sign Chris Kelly, Gregory Campbell

Per TSN, the Boston Bruins have re-signed Merlot Line centerman Gregory Campbell and PK extraordinaire Chris Kelly to multi-year deals.Kelly's deal is for four years, $12 million while Campbell has a three-year deal worth $4.8 million.We love Chris Kelly but this still is a bit of an overpayment, but not as bad as we feared. Four years seems about a year too long, too. He had...

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 [...]

Jonathan Quick Sets New Standard for Playoff Goaltending Just One Year After Tim Thomas' Remarkable Run

Tim Thomas' remarkable postseason run in 2011 was thought to be the kind of performance hockey fans are lucky to see once in a generation. Turns out it took just one year to see a netminder perform even better on hockey's biggest stage. That's no knock on Thomas, without whom the Bruins would not have ended their 39-year Cup drought last year. Instead, it's a reflection...

Jonathan Quick, Tim Thomas and Terry Sawchuk Have Turned in Some of the Top Goaltending Performances in Stanley Cup History

It's been a pretty good millennium for the goaltenders' union so far, at least as far as the Stanley Cup playoffs are concerned. Netminders have won five of the 11 Conn Smythe Trophies handed out to the NHL postseason MVP since 2001, including each of the past two years. Those last two performances by Tim Thomas in 2011 and Jonathan Quick this spring have been among the most...
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