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Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes Should Fit Well With the Boston Bruins

Matt Beleskey & Jimmy Hayes hosted a street hockey clinic for the Boys & Girls Club of Charlestown in Boston’s North End. (Paige Brown) Let’s face it, the Boston Bruins were in a rut last season. The 2014-15 team with the slogan of “Big and Bad” was injury-riddled, underperforming, and going through an identity crisis which eventually led to a 9th place finish...
Via The Sports Journal
11 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

How Will The Boston Bruins Replace Milan Lucic in 2015-16? (Video)

Don Sweeney certainly made headlines this offseason. In addition to acquiring two first-round draft picks, a number of prospects, Jimmy Hayes and Matt Beleskey, the new Bruins GM made a splash when he shipped career-Bruins Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings. Lucic, 27, is known for his brutality on the ice. He’s an enforcer with above average goal-scoring ability, and his hard...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Bruin Shawn Thornton endorses newest Bruin Jimmy Hayes

Shawn Thornton left the Bruins after the 2013-14 season, but he spent the past year playing with Jimmy Hayes for the Florida Panthers. So since Hayes was traded to the Bruins earlier this summer, Thornton was a prime candidate to offer his take on how Hayes will fit in with Boston. The scouting report, according to Thornton, is very good. "He’ll be a big body in front of the...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Have Flexibility At Right Wing With Players Like David Pastrnak (Video)

When it comes to right wing, the Boston Bruins have some flexibility. David Pastrnak, Jimmy Hayes, Loui Eriksson and Brett Connolly all have the ability to play at right wing, which is a positive for the Bruins heading into the 2015-16 season. But that’s not the only spot they can play at. “You like guys who can play both sides, and I think there are a couple of guys on this...
Via NESN.com
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Quiet day at Gillette Stadium continues with logo reveal for NHL Winter Classic

It was over 90 degrees at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. on Wednesday, but the NHL hopes the weather will be drastically different there in just under six months. That's when the Bruins and Canadiens plan to face off for the NHL Winter Classic on New Years' Day at Gillette, the home of the New England Patriots. The game will be preceded by an alumni game on Dec. 31, and Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 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

Ryan Fitzgerald: Trade To Bruins Was ‘Dream Come True’ For Jimmy Hayes

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Ryan Fitzgerald was thrilled to see a fellow Boston College Eagle come back home. Speaking Wednesday after Day 3 of Boston Bruins development camp, Fitzgerald discussed how excited BC alum Jimmy Hayes is to play for the Bruins following his trade from the Florida Panthers earlier this month. “It’s huge for him,” said Fitzgerald, a fourth-round draft...
Via NESN.com
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Bruin Hal Gill warns against playing a physical game

Some teams in the NHL are synonymous with physical play, and while Boston has historically been one of those teams, a former Bruin spoke out recently against trying to live up to the 'Big, bad Bruins' nickname. Hal Gill, a 6-foot-7 Massachusetts native, played eight seasons for the Bruins between 1997-2004, and he recently talked to WEEI.com about how Boston's new acquisitions this...
Via Fox Sports
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hometown hero Hayes honors friend's memory with new Bruins jersey number

Trades can sometimes be tough for players to swallow, but in the case of new Bruins acquisition Jimmy Hayes, his recent trade from the Florida Panthers back to his native Boston was a dream come true. Hayes is Boston through-and-through. He grew up in Dorchester, a close-knit neighborhood in Boston, and he played his college hockey at Boston College. He spent five NHL seasons with...
Via Fox Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Newest Boston Bruins Jimmy Hayes, Matt Beleskey Visit Fenway Park (Video)

The Boston Bruins recently acquired wingers Jimmy Hayes and Matt Beleskey via trade and free-agency, respectively, and the two joined NESN’s Tom Caron during “Red Sox First Pitch” on Tuesday. “It’s been very surreal for me,” Hayes, a Dorchester, Mass., native, said when asked about returning to his hometown. “To come back and play for the Bruins is a dream come true...
Via NESN.com
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Hayes Will Bring ‘North-South Game’ To Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins will be the fourth organization Jimmy Hayes has been a part of since being drafted in 2010 by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The B’s acquired him in a trade with the Florida Panthers on July 1, and he signed a three-year deal worth $6.9 million on Monday. Hayes views himself as a power forward, and it’s easy to see why with his 6-foot-6, 220-pound frame. He’ll...
Via NESN.com
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins sign new deals for Hayes, Connolly, DeFazio

BOSTON (AP) Forward Jimmy Hayes' new deal with the Boston Bruins will pay him $2.3 million a year for three years. The Bruins also signed forward Brett Connolly to a one-year contract with a cap figure of $1,025,000. Forward Brandon DeFazio got a one-year, two-way contract worth a cap figure of $575,000 at the NHL level. Hayes is a Boston native who played 72 games for the Florida...
Via AP on Fox
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Replenish Prospect Pool In Draft; Jimmy Hayes, Milan Lucic Trades (Podcast)

The Boston Bruins made 10 selections in the 2015 NHL Draft, their largest class since 2010. These picks will help the B’s replenish a prospect pool that needed depth after many of the best Providence Bruins players moved up to the NHL level over the last few years. Boston also altered its roster with a few impactful trades, including the departures of defenseman Dougie Hamilton...
Via NESN.com
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Sign Jimmy Hayes To 3-Year Contract, Brett Connolly To 1-Year Deal

The Boston Bruins announced three signings Monday afternoon. Right winger Jimmy Hayes has signed a three-year contract worth $6.9 million ($2.3 million salary cap hit). Right winger Brett Connolly signed a one-year deal worth $1.025 million and forward Brandon DeFazio signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level. Hayes was acquired by the Bruins from the Panthers...
Via NESN.com
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dudley traded and other links

Good news for BC fans in D.C.: Jared Dudley is coming to town. Dudley has done many events for BC alumni over the years and I am sure things will be similar in Washington. Plus he will serve as a nice replacement for Paul Pierce.Another BC guy excited about a trade is Jimmy Hayes. The Massachusetts native is coming home to play for the Bruins. Anthony Castonzo is now giving cooking...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Hayes: Chance To Play For Bruins ‘A Dream Come True’

Jimmy Hayes has always been a Boston Bruins fan. The Dorchester, Mass., native cheered for the Black and Gold as a kid and took his talents to Boston College, where he played for legendary coach Jerry York for three seasons from 2008-09 through 2010-11. He was traded to the Bruins on Wednesday in a deal that sent Reilly Smith and Marc Savard to the Florida Panthers, and the 25-year...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Marc Savard getting traded in 2015 is ridiculous

Funny … After I went on about how the Boston Bruins were driving their fans insane, they actually had a pretty good week. They traded Martin Jones, who they got in the Milan Lucic deal, for a 2016 first round pick and a prospect. And on Wednesday, they made a seemingly innocuous trade when then sent Reilly Smith to Florida in exchange for Jimmy Hayes. It’s a fairly even trade...
Via Bloguin Best
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Marc Savard getting traded in 2015 is ridiculous

Funny … After I went on about how the Boston Bruins were driving their fans insane, they actually had a pretty good week. They traded Martin Jones, who they got in the Milan Lucic deal, for a 2016 first round pick and a prospect. And on Wednesday, they made a seemingly innocuous trade when then sent Reilly Smith to Florida in exchange for Jimmy Hayes. It’s a fairly even trade...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Marc Savard Played Crucial Role In Bruins’ Resurgence To Contender Status

Marc Savard’s tenure with the Bruins ended Wednesday when he was traded with Reilly Smith to the Florida Panthers in a deal that sent Jimmy Hayes to Boston. The move marked the end of a nine-year run for Savard with the Bruins. Of course, the last four years have been difficult for the 37-year-old forward. He hasn’t played since January of the 2010-11 campaign after suffering...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Busy Bruins sign left wing Beleskey to five-year deal

  Boston Bruins rookie general manager Don Sweeney went into the first day of NHL free agency intent on improving his team's feeble offense, which ranked 22nd in the league. Sweeney added two wingers Wednesday he thinks will be a major part of the solution next season: Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes. The Bruins signed left winger Beleskey, one of the more coveted available forwards...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins busy on first day of free agency

BOSTON (AP) Boston Bruins rookie general manager Don Sweeney went into the first day of NHL free agency intent on improving his team's feeble offense, which ranked 22nd in the league. Sweeney added two wingers Wednesday he thinks will be a major part of the solution next season: Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes. The Bruins signed left winger Beleskey, one of the more coveted available...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Acquisitions Of Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes Add Size, Scoring

The Boston Bruins made a splash on the first day of NHL free agency. They acquired two top-nine forwards by trading for Florida Panthers right winger Jimmy Hayes and signing free-agent left winger Matt Beleskey to a five-year, $19 million contract on Wednesday. The additions of Beleskey and Hayes provide more size and offensive skill to a Bruins team that struggled offensively last...
Via NESN.com
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Sign Matt Belesky and Acquire Jimmy Hayes

Beleskey had eight goals and an assist in the 2015 playoffs with the Anaheim Ducks Photo via Jae C. Hong, APOn Wednesday, day one of NHL Free Agency, the Boston Bruins acquired forward Jimmy Hayes from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Reilly Smith and the contract of Marc Savard. Later in the afternoon, the Bruins signed forward Matt Beleskey to a five year, $19 million...
Via BruinsLife
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers land Smith from Bruins in exchange for Hayes

  A few hours into free agency, Florida general manager Dale Tallon essentially sounded resigned to the fact that there would be no big splash to make this year. That doesn't mean he didn't try to shake up the Panthers' roster. The Panthers bought out the contract of right wing Brad Boyes on Wednesday, added five players shortly after the NHL free agency period opened and then picked...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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