The Edmonton Oilers don’t deserve to draft Connor McDavid

With as much talk as there has been about all the contenders in the NHL and just who might skate away with the 2015 Stanley Cup, there has been just as much conversation on the other side of the spectrum. Being at the bottom of the standings is the thing to do this season, with the 2015 NHL Draft being the one where holding a top pick is a coup. That’s what happens when there...
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Tyler Seguin: a big star in Big D

A little over eighteen months ago, the Dallas Stars traded Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser to Boston for Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley. It was a big move for general manager Jim Nill and perked up some heads around the NHL and caused them to take notice. The Stars gave up fan favorite […] The post Tyler Seguin: a big star in Big D appeared first on Along the Boards.
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Lander's 1st goal of season leads Edmonton over Buffalo, 3-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Anton Lander's first goal of the season was the game winner and he added two assists as the Edmonton Oilers won the battle of bottom-dwelling teams, 3-2 over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Matt Fraser and Oscar Klefbom also scored for Edmonton (13-27-9), which has won three of the last four and sits four points ahead of last-place Buffalo (14-31-3)...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers acquire Derek Roy from Predators for Mark Arcobello

  The Edmonton Oilers have acquired center Derek Roy from the Nashville Predators for forward Mark Arcobello. The Oilers also claimed winger Matt Fraser off waivers from the Bruins on Monday. Roy has one goal and nine assists in 26 games this season. Nashville waived Roy on Sunday and announced the forward cleared waivers earlier Monday. He was being sent to Milwaukee in the AHL...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers acquire center Derek Roy from Predators

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have acquired center Derek Roy from the Nashville Predators for forward Mark Arcobello. The Oilers also claimed winger Matt Fraser off waivers from the Bruins on Monday. Roy has one goal and nine assists in 26 games this season. In 692 career games, the 31-year-old veteran from Ottawa has 178 goals and 324 assists. Edmonton adds some size...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Recall Forward Matt Lindblad From Providence

BOSTON — The Bruins recalled forward Matt Lindblad from the Providence Bruins on Monday. Boston needed a 12th forward for Monday night’s divisional game against the Detroit Red Wings because winger Matt Fraser was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Edmonton Oilers earlier in the day. Lindblad has tallied 12 points (six goals, six assists) in 29 games for the P-Bruins this...
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Fraser claimed by Edmonton Oilers off waivers

Fraser celebrates his game-winning OT goal in Montreal from the 2014 playoffs. (Photo/Ryan Remiorz/AP)The Edmonton Oilers announced Monday afternoon that they had claimed Boston Bruins forward Matt Fraser off waivers. #Oilers claim forward Matt Fraser off waivers from the @NHLBruins and place forward Steve Pinizzotto on waivers. — Edmonton Oilers...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers claim Matt Fraser off waivers from Bruins

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have claimed Matt Fraser off waivers from the Boston Bruins. Edmonton added some size and skill with the 6-foot-1, 204-pound winger from Red Deer, Alberta. The 24-year-old Fraser has three goals in 24 games for Boston this season. The Oilers placed forward Steve Pinizzotto on waivers while claiming Fraser. Fraser is on a $625,000, one-year contract.
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Claim Matt Fraser From Waiver Wire

BOSTON — Bruins forward Matt Fraser was claimed off of waivers by the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, the Alberta club announced. Edmonton also placed forward Steve Pinizzotto on waivers. Teams had until noon to claim players off the waiver wire. “I’m still kind of in the shock in awe of it,” Fraser said. “This is such a great team to be a part of. … It’s tough leaving,...
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Place Matt Fraser On Waivers, Recall Jordan Caron From Providence

The Boston Bruins made a couple of moves one day after getting dominated by the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2. The Bruins placed Matt Fraser on waivers, as first reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger. Teams have until noon Monday to claim the 24-year-old forward. Fraser must clear waivers in order for the team to reassign him to the AHL, but Claude Julien says sending him down to Providence...
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

B’s defeat Wild 3-2 in OT

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLDavid Krejci made his return to the B’s lineup for tonight’s contest, which saw the B’s defeat the Minnesota Wild 3-2.Forward Matt Fraser and defensemen Joe Morrow and Matt Bartkowski were the healthy scratches. Niklas Svedberg was in net for the B’s tonight.Carl Soderberg beat Niklas Backstrom to put the B’s up early, netting his first goal in...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Fraser’s Redirect Goal Helps Bruins Get Even With Blue Jackets (Video)

The Boston Bruins needed a spark Friday night, and they sure got one in the third period. Boston trailed the Columbus Blue Jackets by two goals entering the final frame when Dennis Seidenberg cut the deficit in half less than two minutes into the period. At the 9:33 mark, rookie Matt Fraser evened the score with a nice deflection goal. After a faceoff win and some good puck movement...
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Bartkowski’s Slap Pass Sets Up Game-Tying Goal For Bruins (Video)

Matt Bartkowski is still looking for his first regular season NHL goal, but he picked up two important assists in Friday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bartkowski completed a slap pass to Bruins winger Matt Fraser, who buried the puck past Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to tie the game at two goals apiece 9:33 into the third period. As NESN’s Billy...
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Forward Brad Marchand ‘Day-To-Day’, Won’t Travel To Columbus

BOSTON — The Bruins will be without one of their top-six forwards when they play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night in the first game of a back-to-back. Brad Marchand skated as an extra forward during Thursday’s practice and isn’t going to Columbus, per Bruins head coach Claude Julien. Julien also said Marchand is “doing better” and considered “day to day.” Matt...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Expanded Video Review For Goalie Interference Among NHL GM Meeting Topics

Goalie interference calls are some of the most difficult for referees to make, so the NHL is considering expanding its video review process to help them out. The general managers gathered for meetings Tuesday in Toronto, and video review was one of the topics discussed, per Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. Any changes wouldn’t come into effect until next season at the earliest. Johnston...
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask leads Bruins to 2-0 victory over St. Louis Blues

Patrice Bergeron and Matt Fraser celebrate the eventual game-winning goal in the first period. Photo: Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images The Bruins faced a tough test tonight in the Central division leading St. Louis Blues. Patrice Bergeron started the scoring less than six minutes into the game getting a gift from Ian Cole and making him pay for it. Boston gave the league's second...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Blues

BOSTON — The St. Louis Blues are aiming to continue their early-season dominance Tuesday night against the Bruins at TD Garden. The Blues are 9-1-0 in their last 10 games and rank 10th in goals scored per game, first in goals against per game and second in power-play percentage. St. Louis is one of the most balanced teams that Boston will play this season. The Blues roll four good...
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ Nathan Beaulieu KOs Bruins’ Matt Fraser With Ferocious Punch

The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins are two of the oldest rivals in sports and the hatred was on full-display on Thursday night. Canadiens’ Nathan Beaulieu absolutely wrecked Matt Fraser with this vicious punch and Fraser needed help to get to the locker room. Fraser returned for the third period and I’m not quite sure […] The post Canadiens’ Nathan Beaulieu KOs Bruins’...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan Beaulieu Levels Matt Fraser With Monster Haymaker

Nathan Beaulieu absolutely leveled Matt Fraser with a knockout haymaker that took the Bruin to the ice.
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nathan Beaulieu KOs Matt Fraser with vicious punch

Arguing about whether fighting belongs in hockey seems to be all the rage these days and, after top prospect Connor McDavid broke his hand during a scrap earlier this week, the fighting/anti-fighting argument is hotter than ever. Thursday night’s NHL action saw yet another player suffer an injury during a fight, as 24-year old Bruins Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Devils

BOSTON — The Bruins will need to mix up their lines a little bit with first-line center David Krejci not able to play Monday night against the New Jersey Devils. Chris Kelly should go back to the top line alongside wingers Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith, while Matt Fraser probably will skate in Kelly’s spot on the third line with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson. Torey Krug also...
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Seventeen Boston Bruins Growing Mustaches To Celebrate ‘Movember’

The mustaches are back. The calendar has hit November, which means it’s time for “Movember,” as men across the country will grow mustaches to raise awareness for men’s health issues. The Boston Bruins are once again participating, as 17 members of the Black and Gold will grow a little extra lip foliage. Bruins center Patrice Bergeron will captain the Bruins’ Movember team...
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Matt Fraser makes most of opportunity

Matt Fraser, who had been a healthy scratch the last five games, was a late addition to the Boston Bruins’ lineup for Saturday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators.  The move was made after David Krejci skated in pregame warmups, but was unable to play in the game with the same hip injury that has plagued the Bruins’ first line center all season.  With Krejci out, Chris...
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Senators Notes: Boston’s Offense Scores Four Goals In David Krejci’s Absence

BOSTON — Replacing a No. 1 center minutes before a game starts is no easy task for any NHL team. The Bruins had to make a late change to their lineup for Saturday night’s matchup at TD Garden against the Ottawa Senators when David Krejci was unable to play because of an undisclosed injury. He missed Friday’s practice, too, but was expected to play. “I thought he was going...
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Matt Fraser Makes Strong Case To Remain In Lineup In Win Over Senators

BOSTON — Matt Fraser’s shot is his best asset, and he put it to good use Saturday night with two goals in a 4-2 Boston Bruins victory over the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden. “Just to be in the lineup is huge for my confidence but the one thing I’ve drawn on for myself, like I was never a drafted player. I had to climb walls to get where I am,” Fraser said. “It’s not...
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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