Boston Bruins at a standstill

The Boston Red Sox recently had one of the most exciting trade deadlines in sports history and meanwhile, their friends at the TD Garden have been busy twiddling their thumbs for the past month. The Boston Bruins are in an interesting situation and one that may not be the most eye-opening for fans. The biggest news of the summer for the black and gold has been the fact that they...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cap-challenged B's should keep eye on Hayes

The expectation is that things will be quiet on the trade front for the Bruins for at least a couple more months. The big news will be press releases such as Friday afternoon's when the Black and Gold trumpeted the re-signing of Jordan Caron, Justin Florek and Zach Trotman among other to short-term contracts. Those are all necessary transactions and useful players, but a two...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Announce Six Signings Including Caron, Florek, and Trotman

The Boston Bruins announced six transactions on Friday, with the signings of Jordan Caron, Tommy Cross, Craig Cunningham, Tyler Randell, Zach Trotman, and Justin Florek becoming official.
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

B's announce six signings, including Caron, Cross, Cunningham, Trotman and Florek

The Bruins and general manager Peter Chiarelli announced six transactions on Friday, with the B's officially signing forward Jordan Caron, defenseman Tommy Cross, forward Craig Cunningham, forward Tyler Randell and defenseman Zach Trotman to new deals, as well as agreeing to terms with forward Justin Florek. Save for Trotman and Caron, all of the contracts are one-year, one...
Via BruinsLife
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Sign All the Things

The Boston Bruins were busy this morning and afternoon with signing some of their minor FA guys. Zach Trotman earned a two-year contract — two-way contract in Year 1 ($600,000 NHL/$80,000 AHL); one-way contract in Year 2 ($650,000) ^CS — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 18, 2014 Craig Cunningham's contract is a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $85...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Officially Sign Jordan Caron, Four Others; Agree With Justin Florek

The Boston Bruins announced the signings of a bevy of young players Friday afternoon, the most notable of which being 23-year-old winger Jordan Caron. In addition to Caron, who tallied a goal and two assists in 35 games for the Bruins last season, the team also inked deals with defenseman Tommy Cross, forward Craig Cunningham, forward Tyler Randell and defenseman Zach Trotman,...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Matt Bartkowski Ignoring Trade Talk, Focusing On 2014-15 Season

The Boston Bruins will have a surplus of defensemen entering training camp with as many as nine NHL-ready players competing for six or seven roster spots. Matt Bartkowski, who avoided arbitration by signing a one-year contract worth $1.25 million on Tuesday, is one of the D-men hoping to secure a top-six spot. Even though his name has come up in trade rumors/speculation, Bartkowski...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bruins Re-Sign Matt Bartkowski To One-Year, $1.25 Million Contract

Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski was among 20 NHL players who elected for salary arbitration earlier this month, but the 26-year-old was reportedly able to come to terms on a new contract before his July 30 hearing. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports it’s a one-year deal worth $1.25 million. Bartkowski’s salary in 2013-14 was $650,000. It’s common for players to...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

B's and Matt Bartkowski avoid arbitration, agree to one-year, $1.25 million deal

With a July 30 arbitration hearing looming, the Bruins and defenseman Matt Bartkowski decided to skip out on a late July trip to Toronto.Bart is Back (via boston.cbs.local.com)According to CBC's Elliotte Friedman, Boston and Bartkowski have avoided their arbitration hearing and instead agreed to a one -year, $1.25 million deal for the upcoming 2014-15 season. With the deal already...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: B's will swing trade for a winger over signing one through free agency

All of the signs have pointed towards it for weeks leading to this, but now it seems more certain than ever that the Bruins will be dipping into the trade market very soon to address the needs on their roster.Who will it be? The Bruins have to trade away bodies to settle their cap struggles (via bleacherreport.com)Nearly two weeks into free agency, the Bruins have done very little...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agency Starts At Noon Today! Follow Our Live Blog Here!

We’ve gone over the expectations for this off-season and why they should be low. We’ve played Armchair GM. Now it is time for us to stop playing hypothetical and see if Peter Chiarelli can work some magic. He’s already qualified their restricted free agents including  Torey Krug, Reilly Smith, Matt Bartkowski, Justin Florek, Zach Trotman, David Warsofsky, Tommy Cross, Craig...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

B's make it 11/11, extend qualify to free agent Jordan Caron

Over the weekend, the Bruins extended qualifying offers to 10 of their 11 free agents, including Torey Krug, Reilly Smith, Justin Florek, Matt Bartkowski and others. Jordan Caron was the lone skater to not receive an offer.He had to wait until today.Back in...White? (via stanleycupofchowder.com)According to Dan Cagen of the Metro West Daily News, before the 5:00 p.m. deadline for...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins extend qualifying offers to 10 free agents

Expect to see these two young guns back with the B's (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)The Bruins have extended qualifying offers to ten of their free agents, according to Joe Haggerty. Torey Krug, Reilly Smith, Matt Bartkowski, Justin Florek, Zach Trotman, David Warsofsky, Tommy Cross, Craig Cunningham, Tyler Randell and Matt Fraser have all been qualified and are expected to sign with...
Via BruinsLife
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins roster may undergo some changes

The forecast still isn’t completely clear as to what the Bruins intend to do with roster moving forward after a stupendous regular season followed by a disappointing second-round exit in the playoffs. But change is always inevitable in the NHL, and that goes double for teams that fall prematurely to their arch-rivals in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It sounds as if the Bruins players...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Hockey: Eveloution of the game?

#490625631 / gettyimages.comI have said in the past, that players that score 30 goals and fight will be a premium some day. I still stand by the assertion. The one dimensional goons (that can only fight) are going to be a thing of the past. Moving forward, in the years ahead, players will need to actually play hockey and contribute to their team in some way.  The John Scotts...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ call-up delivers game-winning and series-tying goal vs. Montreal

The Boston Bruins decided to make a personnel change on Thursday, swapping out Justin Florek for Matt Fraser, and boy howdy, did their pick pay off as the Bruins shut down the Canadiens' offensive machine and won 1-0 in overtime--thanks to Fraser, as the CP's recap notes: Rookie Matt Fraser got to live a dream he had many times while growing up in Red Deer, Alta. Fraser...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Julien mixes lines at practice, Fraser recalled, Florek sent to Prov. ahead of Game 4

At pregame skate this morning at the Bell Centre, Bruins coach Claude Julien did more than just shake-up the line combinations with a few changes here and there.He practically blew up the entire system and put the pieces back together with his hand covering his eyes. What resulted was the lineup you see below:Milan Lucic - Patrice Bergeron - Loui ErikssonDaniel Paille - David Krejci...
Via BruinsLife
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Canadiens Live: B’s Look To Even Series In Game 4 At Bell Centre

9:30 a.m.: The Boston Bruins need to be better — a lot better. The B’s turned in one of their worst games in a long time on Tuesday. The result was a Game 3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in their second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series. Boston will get a chance to improve and even the series when they take on the Habs on Thursday night at the Bell Centre in Game 4. For the...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Recall Matt Fraser; Justin Florek Returned To Providence

The Boston Bruins aren’t panicking, but they did make a minor roster move on Thursday morning. The B’s recalled winger Matt Fraser from Providence, the team announced. In order to make room for Fraser, the B’s are sending young forward Justin Florek back to Providence. The move comes on the morning of the Bruins’ Game 4 matchup in their second-round Stanley Cup playoffs...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Recall Fraser and Assign Florek

Bruins doing a little personnel changing this morning. Fraser is in and Florek is out. Boston Bruins recall Matt Fraser from Providence and assign Justin Florek. Read for more details: http://t.co/TQMKNvemmE ^BB — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 8, 2014 No idea why. Maybe Chiarelli just misses that awful show. Or maybe they need a punching bag? From the Bruins website: Fraser...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Bartkowski, Justin Florek scratches for Bruins in Game 2 vs. Canadiens

Matt Bartkowski was made a healthy scratch for Game 2 of the second round against the Canadiens after taking a pair of penalties in Game 1, both of which led to P.K. Subban power play goals. Andrej Meszaros is back in the lineup after missing the last three games as a healthy scratch. Daniel Paille, who returned from a head injury in Game 1, looks to be skating on the third line...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

ECSF Game 1. Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins. LETS GOOOOOO

Note: I like to consider myself a pretty rational hockey fan when it comes to talking about the game. I’m probably wrong in this assessment, but I like to think I can be objective and I can say when the Bruins are playing ******, diving, being dirty, etc. The Canadiens though? The Canadiens make me irrational as a mother ****** so this is fair warning to all our friends up north...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The B-Side: stats and facts from Boston's Game 5 victory

As many of you have probably heard by now, the Bruins eliminated the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday with a 4-2 win in Game 5 of their first round Original Six matchup.Movin' on: Bergy, Looch and the rest of the B's advance to take on Montreal (via ESPN.com)Here is the full recap of the action.Here are the video highlights.And the following are an assortment of stats and facts...
Via BruinsLife
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Bruins' Roster Is Like A Box Of Chocolates

Forrest Gump said it best when he stated "Life is like a box of chocolates--you never know what you're gonna get." The Bruins' roster has been like a box of chocolates during this postseason, because you never know who's going to put up points. Justin Florek and Reilly Smith surprised fans everywhere when they scored the first two playoff goals for the Bruins...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Beginning to Emerge as the Better Team

The first round of the playoffs is well underway and I'm like a kid in a candy store. I can't say I'm surprised that the series between the Bruins and the Red Wings is tied 1-1. Let's take a look at the first two games... Game One: Although Game 1 between the Bruins and the Red Wings was the lowest-scoring game of the night, it was far from boring. This game was...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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