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Spots on thin Boston defense are tougher to land than they seem

While the Boston Bruins have been very active this offseason, one of the areas still filled with question marks is defense where, aside from Zdeno Chara, the personnel on the roster seems a bit underwhelming. The Bruins traded Dougie Hamilton in June, but they never picked up a defenseman to replace him. Fans are also still reeling from a trade last fall which sent Johnny Boychuk...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames GM Treliving wants team to keep heat on

The Calgary Flames qualified for the playoffs for the first time in six seasons after a sterling effort in 2014-15.While the 10-win, 20-point improvement from the previous season was appreciated, Flames general manager Brad Treliving isn't interested in his team resting on its laurels."It was nice what we accomplished last year," Treliving told the team's website of the 45-30-7 mark...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins hoping personnel changes lead to growth

The Boston Bruins finally gave their team the shake-up that management threatened for years. Gone are Milan Lucic, Dougie Hamilton, Gregory Campbell and Carl Soderberg. Instead, there's Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, Zac Rinaldo and Matt Irwin. While Bruins GM Don Sweeney did keep some of the team's core players such as Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, Sweeney...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes aren't alone in needing a right-handed defenseman

A central part of the Coyotes' offseason plan was to trade for 22-year-old right-handed defenseman Dougie Hamilton. At 6-feet-5 and 212 pounds, Hamilton was viewed as a foundational piece who would have played on the team's top pairing with Oliver Ekman-Larsson for a decade or longer. The fact former Coyotes executive Brad Treliving (now Calgary's GM) swooped in and landed Hamilton...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Three NHL teams who failed to improve this summer

There were a ton of transactions made around the NHL this summer. From the big trades to the minor roster adjustments, every club around the league attempted to improve. Some were successful while others may have missed the mark or failed to improve enough to take the next step. Here are three teams who failed to bring in enough new talent in order to really make some noise in 2015...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask surprised by reports Dougie Hamilton was unhappy in Boston

There's still a month until the NHL preseason gets underway, but Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was back in town Monday for Shawn Thornton's annual Putts and Punches for Parkinson's charity golf tournament, and Rask's attendance meant he had a chance to weigh in on some of Boston's moves this offseason.One of the topics the normally brutally honest Rask addressed was defenseman Dougie...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton's choice to leave Boston mystifies Shawn Thornton

When the Bruins traded Dougie Hamilton to the Flames earlier this summer, the move raised many eyebrows across the league. Former Bruin Shawn Thornton had a chance to weigh in on the trade recently when he was back in Boston for a charity golf tournament, and he said the biggest surprise about it was the reports that Hamilton actually wanted to leave Boston."I don’t care, to be...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: Tuukka Rask Not Worried About Defense Sans Dougie Hamilton

To say Dougie Hamilton’s departure from Boston was a shocker earlier this summer would be an understatement. When new Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney traded the star 22-year-old defenseman to the Calgary Flames, the initial public reaction ranged from angry to terrified. But six weeks removed from the blockbuster deal, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask certainly is not among that group. Rask...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins GM believes team’s defensemen have to evolve

The Boston Bruins have made some noteworthy changes this summer and to say they’ve been met with mixed reactions would be putting things politely. Regardless of what fans think of GM Don Sweeney’s transactions, the Bruins are going to look a lot different in 2015-16 and that new look may be the most evident on defense as the team attempts to institute a mentality shift. Via the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bruins looking into defenseman Marek Zidlicky

The Boston Bruins are looking to shore up their defense this offseason after trading away Johnny Boychuck last October and Dougie Hamilton earlier this summer, and one possible target could be Detroit's Marek Zidlicky, according to a report from TVA. Zidlicky, a 38-year-old blue liner, would be a short term option for the Bruins, but he has some of the offensive upside that Boston...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle For The Pacific Division: The Calgary Flames

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at a team who wants to make sure their turnaround wasn’t a one season fluke in the Calgary Flames. Who’s in: D Dougie Hamilton (Trade) F Michael Frolik (UFA...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins hold developmental camp for draft picks

WIMINGTON, Mass. (AP) Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has had a busy rookie offseason since taking over for the fired Peter Chiarelli in May. Sweeney traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic mostly for draft picks, selected 10 players at the NHL Draft last month and then signed one of the most coveted free agents, forward Matt Beleskey, on July 1. As he attempts...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney: Boston Bruins Might Not Be Done Adding Free Agents

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins’ opening-night roster might still look significantly different from the one you see July 17. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said Friday the door remains open for the team to add additional free agents before the 2015-16 regular season begins this October. “There are still players out there that may fit,” Sweeney said after the...
Via NESN.com
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Front Office Winning the Offseason Games

Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) and Calgary Flames left wing Jiri Hudler (24) fight for position during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) Happy NHL free agency, and may the cap be ever in your favor. First comes the draft, then come the trades, and finally we see the annual phenomenon that is NHL free agency. This time of year...
Via The Sports Journal
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: The Columbus Blue Jackets attempted to land a top defenseman

The Columbus Blue Jackets have invested in improving their offense this summer through the acquisition of Brandon Saad, but the team’s defense hasn’t seen the same level of change. Apparently that’s not for a lack of effort as a new report suggests the Blue Jackets attempted to lure in several big names – Dougie Hamilton, Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Martin – but came up...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: The Columbus Blue Jackets attempted to land a top defenseman

The Columbus Blue Jackets have invested in improving their offense this summer through the acquisition of Brandon Saad, but the team’s defense hasn’t seen the same level of change. Apparently that’s not for a lack of effort as a new report suggests the Blue Jackets attempted to lure in several big names – Dougie Hamilton, Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Martin – but came up...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton ‘Excited’ To Play For Flames, Not Interested In Talking About Past

Dougie Hamilton signed a contract worth a reported $34.5 million over six years with the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Shortly after Calgary announced the deal, Hamilton spoke to the media for the first time as a Flame during a media conference call. Dougie Hamilton: "I’m looking at the team and the plan that they have there and everything and it’s really exciting. I couldn...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames sign defenseman Dougie Hamilton to 6-year contract

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have signed Dougie Hamilton to a six-year contract. Hamilton's deal is reportedly worth $34.5 million. That means the 22-year-old defenseman will count $5.75 million per season against the salary cap through 2020-21. The Flames acquired Hamilton from the Boston Bruins on Friday for the 15th, 42nd and 57th picks in the draft. Hamilton is coming...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Re-Signs With Flames

View image | gettyimages.com After the Flames dealt for former Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton, they immediately began working out a long-term deal with him.  According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the terms of that deal have been finalized. Dougie Hamilton has signed a 5-year extension with the Flames.  The extension is worth about 34.5 million over those 5 years. The Flames...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dougie Hamilton, Flames Agree On 6-Year Extension For ‘Close To’ $34.5M

Dougie Hamilton and the Boston Bruins couldn’t come to terms on a contract extension. Just a few days after being traded, the defenseman signed an extension with his new club. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Tuesday afternoon that Hamilton the Calgary Flames came to terms on a six-year contract extension worth “close to” $34.5 million. According to...
Via NESN.com
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney: Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask Not On Trade Market

The Boston Bruins have been busy in the trade market over the last week. In addition to acquiring forward Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, the B’s also traded two impact players in defenseman Dougie Hamilton and left winger Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings, respectively, last Friday. One player Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has no...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Boston Bruins are driving their fans crazy

It has been an interesting 96 hours for the Boston Bruins. A Bruins fan might tell you that by “interesting”, I mean “horrific”. Since Friday, the B’s, with new GM and former Bruin Don Sweeney running the show, traded fan favorite Milan Lucic to the LA Kings for two players and the 13th overall pick, traded Dougie Hamilton for picks including the 15th overall pick, which...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Boston Bruins are driving their fans crazy

It has been an interesting 96 hours for the Boston Bruins. A Bruins fan might tell you that by “interesting”, I mean “horrific”. Since Friday, the B’s, with new GM and former Bruin Don Sweeney running the show, traded fan favorite Milan Lucic to the LA Kings for two players and the 13th overall pick, traded Dougie Hamilton for picks including the 15th overall pick, which...
Via Bloguin Best
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Roster Reset: Projected Lines, Pairings After NHL Draft Trades

The Boston Bruins made two trades and 10 draft picks last week, and many of those moves will have a direct impact on the team’s lineup for the upcoming season. Defenseman Dougie Hamilton and left winger Milan Lucic were traded to the Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings, respectively, giving the Bruins two important roster spots to fill over the summer. Third-line center Carl Soderberg...
Via NESN.com
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dougie Hamilton 'uppity,' not liked by teammates

The Boston Bruins made a couple of surprising moves last week when they traded away fan favorite Milan Lucic and 22-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton. The latter was coming off an impressive season in which he showed an ability to move the puck and was effective on both ends of the ice. So what gives? The...Read More
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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