John Tonelli On The New York Islanders

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Tonelli, who won four Stanley Cup championships with the Islanders, thinks the addition of Jaroslav Halak and backup netminder Chad Johnson could be huge for the Isles this season as they try to make it back to the playoffs after a disappointing 26th place finish last year. “I think they made a great move getting some goaltending help. It’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the New York Islanders

Last year: 34-37-11, eighth in the Metro Division. Missed the postseason by 14 points. Key additions: Jaroslav Halak, Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin, Cory Conacher, Chad Johnson, T.J. Brennan Key subtractions: Evgeni Nabokov, Radek Martinek (likely) Franchise direction: The Islanders’ rebuild has been very slow, but it really does look like things are starting to change. The...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 NHL Goaltender Tandems

This is the time of the year that every hockey fan dreads. The NHL season is over, and the draft along with the majority of the free agency frenzy is the thing of the past. There is no expected news to wait for, and no imminent roster moves that can be over-analyzed. The only thing we can do to fill our hockey addiction is to analyze the players on their current teams to this day...
Via The Sideline
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Islanders’ Free Agency

We’re 2 weeks into July so it’s time to stop fantasizing about a blockbuster trade for Dion Phaneuf and take a hard look at the work Garth Snow has done thus far this off season. Where did he succeed? Where did he fail? Where can they still improve? Will I ever stop asking rhetorical questions? Okay, onto the grades.Goalies#468752355 / gettyimages.comJaroslav HalakThough this...
Via TopSportsReport
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

FA Frenzy: Islanders sign Chad Johnson

     The Bruins announced earlier this summer that back-up goaltender Chad Johnson would not be returning to play in Boston come next fall. I was saddened by this news, as CJ exceeded my expectations behind Rask last season, but the decision had to be made, and it was time to move on.     Today, at the opening of free-agency, the 28 year old goaltender signed a two-year, $2...
Via BruinsLife
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Bruins Goalie Chad Johnson, Islanders Agree On Two-Year Contract

Chad Johnson was not re-signed by the Boston Bruins after the 2013-14 season, and it didn’t take him long to find a new home when NHL free agency began Tuesday. The veteran goalie has agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Islanders, per Arthur Staple of Newsday. The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin reported the terms of the deal: Terms for Chad Johnson with Islanders...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Sign G Chad Johnson

#482434583 / #Isles have signed G Chad Johnson. — Daniel Friedman (@DFriedmanOnNYI) July 1, 2014 The New York Islanders made the move to go out and get a solid backup goalie, signing former Bruins G Chad Johnson. This gives the Islanders a great 1-2 combination in net, with Jaroslav Halak as the starter. This has the potential to be one of the league’s best goalie...
Via TopSportsReport
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins could regret losing Chad Johnson

A backup netminder in the National Hockey League may be one of if not the most underrated and most definitely unappreciative positions in all of sports. The Boston Bruins had one of the best in the business this past season and may soon find out just how valuable Chad Johnson was to the team. The Bruins inked goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one way contract on Monday which...
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Writing on the wall: B's re-sign Niklas Svedberg, Chad Johnson confirms he will not return

The B's are all set in net.General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday night that the Bruins have signed goalie Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract that will make the 24-year-old Sweden native Boston's leading contender to become the backup behind Tuukka Rask heading into the 2014-15 season. Svedberg was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1.Back...
Via BruinsLife
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg Signs One Year Pact With Bruins, Chad Johnson Gone by   Steven Ellis

The Boston Bruins have signed goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one year deal worth $600,000. An accomplished young 24 year old, Svedberg spent most of the 2013-14 season as the starting netminder for the Providence Bruins in the AHL. He went 25-15-4 with a 2.63 goals against average, a .910 save percentage and two shutouts for the minor league affiliate, [...]
Via The Hockey House
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson Confirms He’s Leaving Boston, Says He ‘Loved Everything’ About Bruins

When the Boston Bruins signed 24-year-old goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract on Monday, it became obvious that veteran backup Chad Johnson probably wouldn’t be returning to the Black and Gold for the 2014-15 season. Johnson confirmed that he will leave the Bruins on Monday, via The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin: Chad Johnson acknowledges that he won&...
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Good-bye, I’m Chad Johnson’: Bruins sign Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract

The Chad “Hi I’m Chad Johnson” Johnson era has ended. The Boston Bruins have announced that they’ve signed Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one way contract. In short, it means he’ll be Tuukka Rask’s backup next season and Johnson is hitting the unemployment line. Bruins announce that they've signed Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract for $600,000. — Amalie...
Via Days of Y'Orr
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Preview Part IV: The UFA's - Mezaros, Potter, Johnson

This is Part IV of our Free Agency Preview for your Boston Bruins. You can check out the first three parts by following the respective links: Part I, Part II, Part III.We've already covered Shawn Thornton and Jarome Iginla, Boston's two most important free agent decisions to make this off-season. The other UFA's on the Bruins roster include trade deadline acquisitions...
Via BruinsLife
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson unsure about his move for next season

One believes Chad Johnson when he said that he hasn’t given the upcoming offseason much thought. The Bruins netminder will be an unrestricted free agent after putting together a 17-4-3 record with a 2.10 goals against average and .925 save percentage in his first season as the backup netminder for Boston. He appeared in 27 games for the Black and Gold and was at his best for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins close out historic regular season; await Red Wings in first round

Chad Johnson was on a mission.  Kind of.Between the pipes for the Boston Bruins' final regular season game on Sunday afternoon, if Johnson could hold the New Jersey Devils scoreless, he would force a tie for the Jennings Trophy, awarded to the goaltender - or tandem of goaltenders on the same team - who allow the least number of goals in the National Hockey League season.Boston...
Via Little Blog of Hate
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Reilly Smith Or Chad Johnson? staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to the Pro Shop at TD Garden. Play 1: Smith reaches 20-goal mark Play 2: Johnson keeps Jets...
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins closing in on President's Cup despite shootout loss to Jets

Boston Bruins' goalie Chad Johnson was spectacular between the pipes on Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets.Winnipeg netminder Michael Hutchinson was better - which is insane.Hutchinson made save after miraculous save after yielding a goal on a terrific effort by Brad Marchand on an even more terrific bounce pass from Reilly Smith, stopping 33 shots and keeping the Jets...
Via Little Blog of Hate
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins' Shootout Woes Continue in 2-1 Loss to Winnipeg

Luckily for the Boston Bruins, their recent shootout woes won't affect them in the playoffs.  Their tendency to give up goals late in the third period to lead to these shootouts might affect them starting next week. Evander Kane scored the tying goal with 1:57 left in the third period, and former Bruins draft pick goalie Michael Hutchinson stopped all three shots in the shootout...
Via CLNS Radio
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson’s Play Lone Bright Spot In Another Bruins’ Shootout Loss

The best news from the Boston Bruins’ shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night was that no one got hurt. After that, however, there were few positives to choose from in a somewhat lethargic showing in the Great White North. It’s understandable that the Bruins may not be 100 percent emotionally invested in the final week of the season. They have little to play for...
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Chad Johnson ‘Was The Best Player On The Ice For Us’ (Video)

The Boston Bruins wouldn’t have left Winnipeg with a point from Thursday night’s game if backup goaltender Chad Johnson didn’t give his team a stellar performance. Johnson was tested all night, especially in the third period when the Jets dominated the Bruins from a possession standpoint, and made 36 saves on 37 shots on goal. Check out the video above to watch Claude Julien’s...
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Chad Johnson Shuts Out Jets In First Period (Video)

Boston Bruins backup goaltender Chad Johnson hasn’t lost in regulation in 2014, and it was easy to see why during the first period of Thursday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. Johnson made 12 saves in the first 20 minutes and played with great poise in the net. His stellar goaltending allowed Boston to take a 1-0 lead into the second period. Check out some highlights...
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Chad Johnson To Start In Net Against Jets (Video)

Chad Johnson will start in net for the Boston Bruins on Thursday night as they take on the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre. Johnson has been one of the best backup goaltenders in the NHL this season with a 17-3-2 record (4-0-1 in his last five games) and a .923 save percentage. Check out the video above to watch Bruins head coach Claude Julien speak to reporters before Thursday’s...
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Boston Bruins should approach the season’s final week

There are three main reasons that the Bruins lost in the Stanley Cup Finals last season. First and foremost, the Chicago Blackhawks were the better teams. President’s Trophy winners in the regular season, the Blackhawks did not face many challenges along the way until their second round series, and even then, didn’t truly struggle until they met Boston in the final. Boston wasn’t...
Via Boston's Bettah
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins vs Flyers: 7th player award day

The Bruins are back in Boston to play some matinee hockey against the Philadelphia Flyers. Today the Bruins are also giving out the 7th player award. Some hopefuls are Carl Soderberg, Reilly Smith, Chad Johnson, Torey Krug, and Kevan Miller.But back to the game, and to the Flyers, who are still holding on to a playoff spot. Every win is important for teams like the Flyers this late...
Via BruinsLife
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Bruins To Start Chad Johnson Against Capitals

The Boston Bruins have taken their 14-game point streak to the nation’s capital, where they will take on a Capitals team fighting for its playoff life on Saturday afternoon. B’s head coach Claude Julien has decided to give No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask a day off and will start backup Chad Johnson, who has dominated in the month of March with a 5-0-0 record and a .945 save percentage...
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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