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He made the Bruins look pretty stupid in the spring but veteran forward Jarome Iginla is making the B’s look pretty damn good this summer. The former Flame and future Hall of Famer left Boston’s Black and Gold high and dry for Pittsburgh’s Black and Gold at the trade deadline this season, despite the teams agreeing to terms on a deal that would have sent him to The Hub in exchange for a handful of highly touted prospects. But Iginla chose to reroute his career path to Pittsburgh — not Boston — at the last minute to join the East’s best squad. At least that’s what he and just about everyone else thought. “At the time, Pittsburgh was really—they were rolling,” Iginla said on Saturday. “They are two great organizations and they were just on a real roll. At the time, leaving at the deadline, I believed it was a great chance to win.” Iginla pissed off a lot of people in these parts — it’s not the hardest thing to do but it’s certainly not the smartest thing to do. Even B’s general m

Jarome Iginla Says He Likes Boston’s Physical, Aggressive Style of Play (Video)

Boston fans may still be a bit salty over how the trade deadline deal went down between the Bruins, Penguins and Jarome Iginla, but something tells us it won’t take like before the B’s faithful falls for the 17-year vet. Iginla said on his introductory conference call that he likes Boston’s physical, aggressive style of play. He said he had narrowed all 30 teams down to the...

Penguins Defense: Niskanen, Engelland On Trade Block?

With the NHL salary cap shrinking this year and the Pittsburgh Penguins having frighteningly little room to function, we will examine likely cap casualties. Today we will first look at Defense. The return of “The Piece” Rob Scuderi, now leaves the Penguins with 8 NHL capable defenseman on the books, and should the team carry [...]

The Penguins were the oldest team in the NHL last season. Some other interesting trends

Great work by QuantHockey on the NHL Average ages. Last season the Penguins were the oldest team in the NHL: Now, that number for the Penguins is probably off because Brenden Morrow and Jarome Iginla are 150 years old. The Penguins seem to be headed down that road again though. And that is where it gets interesting. Because the average age, especially in the playoffs...

Boston Bruins Say Goodbye to Seguin and Hello to Eriksson

Tyler Seguin celebrating a goal (Photo Credit: Matthew Jacob) This year’s Fourth of July celebration delivered its expected fireworks all across the U.S. However, there was an even larger explosion in Dallas, Texas and Boston, Mass, resulting in seven traded players. Among the seven traded players, forwards Tyler Seguin and Loui Eriksson seemed to be the major reasons for the megadeal...

Bruins Sign Carter Camper to One-Year, Two-Way Contract

The Bruins retained one of their top minor leaguers on Monday, signing Carter Camper to a one-year, two-way contract. The 25-year-old center tallied 10 goals and 37 assists for Providence this season, ranking second on the team both assists and points. He added a team-leading eight goals to go along with five assists during the P-Bruins’ Calder Cup playoff run, which ended in the...

Report: Jaromir Jagr, Canadiens Have ‘Mutual Interest,’ Forward Has ‘Always Wanted to Play in Montreal’

Future Hall of Fame winger Jaromir Jagr has come close to landing in Montreal before, and it might be this summer that he finally ends up donning a Habs sweater. According to TVA Sports (via the Toronto Sun), the 41-year-old forward has interest in joining the Canadiens. The free-agent forward has always had his eye on Montreal, according to his agent, former NHL defenseman Petr...

Nathan Horton – A Look Back

Boston, MA – While most of us were enjoying friends, family, food and fireworks in the spirit of celebrating the Fourth of July, Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli was hard at work reshaping his roster in preparation for what we all hope is another long Stanley Cup run in 2014. Part of the reason Chiarelli had to work so tirelessly through the holiday weekend was due...

Kevin Freiheit: The Jaromir Jagr bologna

Let's get something straight here. Jagr isn't coming to Buffalo. The move doesn't make sense for anyone. I don't see any reason why Jagr would want to come to a team that is rebuilding. He's 41. Jagr is at the age where he wants to go to a Cup contender. There are a ton of rumors going around, especially on Twitter. Just be cautious if you're looking through...

New Bruins F Eriksson hoping for playoffs

Loui Eriksson played in too few playoff games under too many coaches with the Dallas Stars. Now the high-scoring forward gets a chance with a more successful and stable franchise. ''The last time I was in the playoffs we went to the conference final,'' Eriksson said Monday, four days after being traded to the Boston Bruins. ''It was real fun to go that far...

Bruins Beat: This B’s Man Cave Will Make You Jealous With Envy (PHOTOS)

Boston Bruins fans are some of the most rabid in all of sport. They love their Black & Gold to the grave. And Joey Munden of St. Catharines, Ontario is no different. His collection is nothing to shake a hockey stick at. Enjoy a tour of his Bruins Man Cave: X Damn I am jealous. I had more like a Man closet and that’s gone with the arrival of baby Bruin…..I can always...

GARTH: Et Tu, Morrow?

If the Sabres are serious about signing UFA Brenden Morrow, Darcy Regier better get to work on closing the veteran winger, otherwise, Montreal GM Marc Bergevin will get Buffalo's man. The agent veteran Brendan Morrow told the TVA Sports Tuesday he had spoken with the Montreal organization recently and things have gone "well". "We had a good discussion and...

Vote: Which Line is the Best Fit for Loui Eriksson?

The Bruins had a need at forward and they filled it with Loui Eriksson. The former Dallas Stars winger learned he would be coming to Boston in a blockbuster trade on July 4, and Eriksson has already made clear that he is excited to be joining the defending Eastern Conference champions. Eriksson’s two-way style served him well during his time with Dallas, as he averaged nearly a...

Sabres Not In On Jagr, Says His Agent

The reports you've been reading linking the Sabres as a possible destination for Jaromir Jagr are not true. Continue reading "Sabres Not In On Jagr, Says His Agent"

Minnesota Wild: Breaking down Matt Cooke's Suspension History

Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I don't think people realize how many games and times that Matt Cooke has been suspended by the NHL. Here's a break down of Cooke's illustrious history and the number of games that ended up sitting as a result of his bush league play. Like I said in another post, "I also have to wonder if the NHL...
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