Bruins Media Day Notes: B’s Make More Cuts; Goalie Situation Still Unsettled

BOSTON — The Bruins made what general manager Don Sweeney termed a “significant” round of roster cuts Thursday, though he declined to specify exactly which players were shown the door. “We made a couple other transactions before practice,” Sweeney said during the Bruins’ annual media day. “And we’ll also make a couple (more). We have not spoken to a couple other players...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Forward Group Is Deeper, Should Be More Consistent In 2015-16

BOSTON — One of the problems that prevented the Bruins from making the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs was a lack of offense. The B’s went from being the third-highest scoring team in 2013-14 (258 goals) to the 22nd most potent club (209 goals) last season. No player scored 25 goals or reached the 60-point mark. Injuries to important offensive players such as center David Krejci and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Bruins violate CBA by not playing enough veterans in preseason game?

Are the Boston Bruins taking a page out of the New England Patriots book by bending obscure rules? According to New York Post writer Larry Brooks, the Bruins violated a CBA rule in Wednesday's game against the Rangers regarding the minimum number of veteran players teams must have in preseason lineups.The rule is as follows: The Bruins had seven players on the roster Wednesday who...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Wrap: Boston Falls To Rangers In Penultimate Preseason Test

Wednesday was “prove it” day for the Boston Bruins. With the majority of the team’s roster locks remaining home in Massachusetts, the Bruins trotted out a lineup made up largely of fringe players for their preseason matchup with the New York Rangers. Jonas Gustavsson — one of the final two backup goalie candidates — started in net, and Boston’s forward corps was sprinkled...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins fans ponder grassroots goal horn campaign

Hockey purists tend to hold a special place in their hearts for Original Six teams, and fans of the Boston Bruins take that elite status quite seriously. Some fans take it so seriously that mundane issues -- such as whether the team uses a goal horn or a pre-recorded sound for goals -- actually matter to the fanbase. It's no surprise then that one Bruins fan on Reddit objected so...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Hayes, Kevin Hayes Square Off In Bruins-Rangers Preseason Tilt

BOSTON — Jimmy Hayes will play his first home game at TD Garden on Thursday night, and it’ll come against his little brother, as Kevin Hayes’ New York Rangers come to town for the Bruins’ third game of the preseason. Thursday won’t be first time the Dorchester, Mass., natives and Boston College products have played one another in an NHL game (that came last season, when...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Hayes, Ryan Spooner Headline Bruins’ Lineup For Preseason Opener

Boston Bruins fans on Sunday night will get the chance to watch several of their team’s newest additions don the black and golf for the first time. Twenty of the Bruins’ 60 training camp invitees will suit up as Boston takes on the New Jersey Devils at Providence’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center in the preseason opener for both teams. Among the new B’s in action will be wingers...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Behind The B’ Premiere: Bruins Fans Get Exclusive Look At Draft, Camp (Video)

Your exclusive offseason look at the Boston Bruins is back. Season 3 of “Behind the B” premiered Thursday night on NESN, and it gave fans an inside look at the Bruins’ summer of change. The episode started off with Boston’s hiring of Don Sweeney as the new general manager and the decisions to trade Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton. Then the show pivoted to the draft...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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August 24, 2015  |  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...
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August 17, 2015  |  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...
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August 12, 2015  |  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...
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August 11, 2015  |  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...
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August 05, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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July 06, 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...
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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...
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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...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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