Hockey thoughts: predicting the 2014-15 Boston Bruins lineup

The Presidents Trophy winning team from the 13-14 season lost first line right winger Jarome Iginla to free agency while failing to add any significant pieces. It will be interesting to see if they add any depth players via trade before the start of the season. Forwards - Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Loui Eriksson Lucic and Krejci have been mainstays on the Boston first line...
Via Total Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Colorado Avalanche C 1. Matt Duchene  2. Nathan MacKinnon  3. John Mitchell  4. Daniel Briere 5. Marc-Andre Cliche  6. Joey Hishon  L 1. Ryan O'Reilly  2. Gabriel Landeskog  3. Jamie McGinn  4. Cody McLeod  R 1. Jarome Iginla...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions Facing The Boston Bruins

from Mat Kalman at NHL.com, Who will replace Jarome Iginla? -- Iginla was the new Nathan Horton. Now the Bruins need a new Iginla to skate with center David Krejci and left wing Milan Lucic. Among the Bruins' returning players, only Loui Eriksson and Smith seem to have the type of offensive skills it takes to play on the first line. Either player will give that line a different...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect The Boston Bruins To Make A Trade Before The Season Starts

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, The Bruins are in a jam. They have approximately $69 million committed toward 2014-15. This includes Marc Savard’s $4,027,143 annual cap hit and roughly $4.75 million in overage penalties (bonuses achieved last year by Jarome Iginla, Torey Krug, and Dougie Hamilton) they must apply toward their number. By opening night, they will...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson, Simon Gagne Make Top Boston Bruins Story Lines (Video)

Winger Jarome Iginla’s departure from the Boston Bruins this offseason is the basis for many of the team’s top story lines going into the 2014-15 season. Loui Eriksson’s name has been popping up as a possible replacement for Iginla, but the Black and Gold’s depth on the blue line has some thinking that a trade might be the best way for the B’s to fill that hole. There...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla "thrilled" on idea to play with Avs Landeskog, MacKinnon

In his first public comments since moving to Colorado following his July 1 free-agent signing with the Avalanche, Jarome Iginla's eyes brightened Thursday when asked about playing right wing on a line with two of the last three Calder Trophy winners. Left wing Gabriel Landeskog was named the NHL's rookie of the year in 2012 and center Nathan MacKinnon won the award in June...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Facing Salary Cap Armageddon in 2015

The Boston bruins have been one of the NHL’s elite teams for the last six years, winning four titles in the Northeast division and making two Stanley Cup Finals appearances, including their Cup win in 2011. But success may be finally catching up with the Bruins, who face serious salary cap concerns in the upcoming season; concerns that will only grow worse in 2015.The loss of...
Via BruinsLife
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla Key Addition For Avalanche

#489209473 / gettyimages.com On Jarome Iginla’s 37th birthday, the forward embarked on his 20th NHL season by signing a three-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. His contract with the team is worth $16 million dollars. Despite Iginla’s older age, he was a top choice in this year’s free agency. Last season with the Boston Bruins, Iginla scored 30 goals and 61 points...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

On Iginla and HHOF

It’s a Friday in July and there’s barley anything to discuss in the hockey world. But wait. According to Joe Haggerty, Jarome Iginla is borderline Hall of Fame worthy because he has not won a Stanley Cup yet. @DaveLozo @mc79hockey I think Iginla is borderline HOF w/out a Cup. Great stats player on largely garbage […]
Via The Hockey Report
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins' Eriksson could fill Iginla's top-line role

Jarome Iginla's departure means there is an opportunity for Loui Eriksson to move into a more prominent role with the Boston Bruins. At least that's the way Bruins coach Claude Julien sees it now as he contemplates what his lineup could look like Oct. 8, when Boston opens the 2014-15 regular season against the Philadelphia Flyers. Julien, who spoke on a conference call Thursday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Bennett Ready To Help Calgary Flames

For many years the Ontario Hockey League has hosted an oasis of young talent which eventually, through the means of the NHL Entry Draft, finds its way in to the National Hockey League. This year was no exception, as it was home to the top two North American Prospects as rated by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau; Aaron Ekblad and Sam Bennett. With the scarce amount of available blueliners...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche Are Older But Better With Iginla, Briere

#492463053 / gettyimages.com Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President Joe Sakic understands winning, he also understands leadership. The once-prolific scorer was the captain of both the 1996 and 2001 Stanley Cup champion Avalanche. Add to that the fact that he’s won an Olympic gold medal and numerous individual awards such as the Conn Smythe trophy, the Hart trophy as well...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Score, Six players who will never win a Stanley Cup

Jarome Iginla and 5 other players who will never win a Stanley Cup. http://t.co/OjqYATTn0U pic.twitter.com/MQIWcT8y12— theScore (@theScore) July 17, 2014Interesting list by the Score. Noticed Phil Kessel and Alex Ovechkin are part of this list.
Via Goon's World
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

My (Not-So) Drastic Line Combinations for the Boston Bruins

With the loss of Jarome Iginla to free agency this summer, the Boston Bruins have a hole in the right side of their first line.  During the tenure of head coach Claude Julien, his Bruins team has been very reluctant to make wholesale changes to multiple lines when players are…
Via CLNS Radio
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Reach One-Year Deal With Matt Bartkowski

The Boston Bruins finally made a free agent signing this offseason, yet it's predictably not the big-name splash that Bruins fans have been clamoring for since the loss of Jarome Iginla on the first day of free agency.
Via CLNS Radio
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins re-sign Bartkowski to 1-year, $1.25M deal

With the Bruins past the Jarome Iginla negotiations, the draft and the development camp, Peter Chiarelli and the B’s front office have moved on to the next orders of business with a long two months ahead of them until training camp. The Bruins avoided arbitration with restricted free agent Matt Bartkowski by signing a one-year deal worth $1.25 million, according to CBC reporter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Shipping Out of Boston: Bruins likely to dish out young d-men in multi-player trade

The Bruins are looking to send away a young defenseman... could Torey be the guy?While the core of the Bruins roster has remained strong over the off-season, some holes have opened up following the departure of Jarome Iginla, Shawn Thornton, and Chad Johnson.Now, well into July, the Bruins have been unable to make a move in the free-agent department, largely due to the minimal cap...
Via BruinsLife
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Will Likely Turn To Trade Market To Fill In Holes (Video)

The Boston Bruins lost some key players this offseason in Jarome Iginla, Shawn Thornton and Chad Johnson, but they haven’t done much in the way of filling their holes. So what’s next for the team? With a lack of viable free agents and a stacked blue line, the B’s will likely be hitting the trade market. Injuries to veterans gave their young defensemen some good experience...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New ‘NHL 15′ Trailer Shows Jarome Iginla In Avalanche Uniform (Video)

Close your eyes if you must, Boston Bruins fans, but we have our first look at Jarome Iginla in a Colorado Avalanche uniform. It comes in the form of the latest ‘NHL 15′ trailer. The new trailer popped up on the Internet on Tuesday, and once again, it looks spectacular. This latest video is a follow-up The latest trailer details how EA Sports worked this season to make the players...
Via NESN.com
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Who could the Bruins target in free agency?

Jarome Iginla is in Colorado, and that leaves the Bruins scrambling to replace him. Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty joined SportsNet Central to discuss some possible replacements. "I think a guy that's interesting is Lee Stempniak," said Haggerty. "Probably one of the favorites to be signed by the Bruins. He's not a perfect solution to be signed as a top line...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Andy Brickley: Bruins Need ‘Finishers’ To Fill Jarome Iginla Void (Video)

Jarome Iginla’s decision to sign with the Colorado Avalanche left a sizable hole in the Boston Bruins’ forward corps. Filling that void will be the Bruins’ primary concern this offseason, and Andy Brickley joined “NESN Sports Today” on Monday to break down how the team should go about replacing Iginla. Brick also touches on expectations for Boston’s young defenseman and...
Via NESN.com
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla confident he'll finally find his elusive Cup with the Avalanche

Jarome Iginla knows his pro career is coming to a close. It won't be this upcoming year or the one following, but the 18-year NHL veteran can see the event horizon. He's hungry to find the Cup championship he has worked so tirelessly for, and as a new member of the Colorado Avalanche, the 37-year-old feels he has a good a chance as ever before to finally capture hockey'...
Via BruinsLife
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla Eyeing First Stanley Cup Championship With Avalanche

When news broke that Jarome Iginla had left the Boston Bruins to sign a three-year, $16.5 million contract with the Colorado Avalanche as a free agent, many people thought the veteran winger was giving up his pursuit of a Stanley Cup championship and following the money. That’s not the case, according to Iginla. He told Adrian Dater of the Denver Post that the Avalanche are well...
Via NESN.com
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarome Iginla’s Decision Was Not About The Money

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, It is fair to conclude therefore that Iginla’s No. 1 priority in selecting the Avalanche over a handful of other suitors - including of all teams, the Vancouver Canucks - was not the money. Iginla was always like that, come contract time. In his years with the Calgary Flames, he wanted a fair deal, but he wasn’t trying to squeeze...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche a team worth moving for

Denver is a pretty nice place to live. Whether a fan of seasons—summer and winter are popular—or mountains or even marijuana, colorful Colorado has plenty to offer both newcomers and natives alike. There used to be a time when this was enough of a selling point to attract big name players to local sports clubs. The days when the dominant Colorado Avalanche could land Paul Kariya...
Via Mile High Sports
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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