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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Paying Torey Krug And Reilly Smith

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, All is quiet with Torey Krug and the Boston Bruins. That’s probably exactly the way the Boston front office has mapped it out. Due to the interesting circumstances behind their first pro contracts, neither Krug nor Reilly Smith have full restricted free-agent rights; instead, they're entry-level restricted free agents. Both Krug and Smith...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Players On The Rise In The Atlantic Division

With every new season, each team has their group of core players where they know what they can expect from them. The intensity, leadership or production they bring each night is crucial to their team’s success. However the best teams, those who consistently find themselves competing for a Stanley Cup, are considered the best because they have players that exceed expectations. Players...
Via Beyond The Benches
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Torey Krug and Reilly Smith: Their Situation Explained.

Redditor/Bruins fan Crazy Canucklehead posted this on the Bruins subreddit the other day and I felt it was to good to not share. With his permission (right NESN?!), here is his post, uncut. Smith and Krug are interesting cases. They’re considered RFA’s, but don’t have any of the benefits that RFA’s have (No arbitration or the ability to sign offer sheets). It all comes down...
Via Days of Y'Orr
28 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report Card: grading the Bruins' (dismal) offseason so far

In an off-season filled with so much uncertainty, loss of talent and a constant, hanging sense of imminent change, it's difficult to pinpoint where exactly to start when discussing the Bruins. To put it lightly, they have not had a great summer. And they are still very far from a finished product.Salary Cap Hell: GM Peter Chiarelli and the B's have had a dismal off-season...
Via BruinsLife
July 16, 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 to Dan Cagen of the Metro West Daily News, before the 5:00 p.m. deadline for...
Via BruinsLife
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

NHL announces salary cap at $69 million, leaving B's with just under $6 million in room

The off-season for the Boston Bruins just got a whole lot more difficult. And that's putting it lightly.Through multiple reports, the NHL has settled on the final cap number for the upcoming 2014-15 season: it is is $69 million. Many projected the cap to creep right above the $71 million mark. It isn't. And this is bad news for the Bruins. Very bad news.With the final number...
Via BruinsLife
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Preview Part III: The RFA's - Smith, Krug, Bartkowski

The Bruins head into the off-season with five restricted free agents on their hands to either work out a deal to bring them back, or let them walk and become an unrestricted free agent. Back in Boston? Will Reilly Smith and Torey Krug return this off-season? (via Bruins do have an assortment of RFA's in Providence, with Niklas Svedberg, Zach Trotman,...
Via BruinsLife
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reilly Smith proves his worth

A year ago, few Bruins fans had even heard of Reilly Smith. He’d just finished his first full season with the Dallas Stars and, after scoring 66 goals in three seasons at Miami of Ohio, he’d yet to find that scoring touch at the NHL level, notching just three goals in 37 games in the lockout-shortened season. So when Smith’s name was included in the trade package for Tyler...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlights and postgame interviews from Boston's 4-2 win in Game 5 (video)

With a 4-2 win in Game 5 in Boston, the Bruins jumped ahead for first time in their series with the Montreal Canadiens. The Black and Gold lead the Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup 3-2, with a chance to close the book on the Habs tomorrow night in Montreal in Game 6.Carl Soderberg, Reilly Smith, Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson scored the four goals for the B's.Just under...
Via BruinsLife
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bruins’ Jarome Iginla, Reilly Smith Score 2nd Period Power-play Goals

BOSTON — The Bruins ended their 13-game power-play playoff drought against the Montreal Canadiens with back-to-back goals by Jarome Iginla and Reilly Smith in the second period of Saturday night’s Game 5 at TD Garden. Smith’s goal was set up by a beautiful pass from Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton. It was Smith’s third goal of this second-round Stanley Cup playoff series...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) P.K. Subban hits Reilly Smith and takes out Thomas Vanek

Montreal Candiens defenseman P.K. Subban hits Boston Bruins forward Reilly Smith in the chest and also takes out his teammate Thomas Vanek. Subban was given a two-minute minor for roughing.12:38 MTL P.K. Subban Roughing - 2 min against Reilly Smith
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien, Bruins react to Game 2 comeback (video)

Smith addresses the media, via     The Bruins made a fantastic comeback Saturday afternoon, scoring four unanswered goals in the final nine minutes of of the third period to overcome a 3-1 deficit and win 5-3.     Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, Jarome Iginla, Reilly Smith, and Patrice Bergeron spoke to the media following the game. Check it out...
Via BruinsLife
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Reilly Smith Playing Like Veteran In First Stanley Cup Playoffs

BOSTON — Reilly Smith is taking part in the first Stanley Cup playoffs of his career, but you wouldn’t know that by watching him play. Smith scored the game-winning goal in the Bruins’ 5-3 Game 2 victory over the rival Montreal Canadiens on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. “He plays like a veteran,” said Bruins head coach Claude Julien. “And he’s very calm in those...
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Paille Mic’d Up For Reilly Smith’s Go-Ahead Goal Against Canadiens (Video)

Reilly Smith’s go-ahead goal with 3:32 remaining in the third period of Game 2 against the Montreal Canadiens sent the TD Garden crowd into a frenzy, but the fans weren’t the only ones celebrating hard. Boston Bruins winger Daniel Paille was mic’d up during Smith’s goal and his reaction did not disappoint. Paille was on his feet for the entire play and he was jumping up and...
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Call it a comeback! B's score four times in the third, win 5-3 to steal Game 2 from Habs

Go ahead and call it a comeback. The Bruins are used to it.Yes, that really happened. Smith and his linemates go bonkers over the game-winner (via going down 3-1 early in the third period, the Bruins had to refer to the user's manual of how to construct an improbable comeback. But they already knew the nitty gritty on the details. They're the ones who wrote...
Via BruinsLife
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Bruins Take Game 2 With A Big Comeback In The 3rd Period

Saturday afternoon games are tough to watch for some people so in case you want to catch up on what you missed or want to review the action again... from the CP at CBC, Reilly Smith scored with 3:32 remaining and Milan Lucic added an empty-net goal to cap a remarkable four-goal Boston comeback in the third period as the Bruins defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 to even their...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Reilly Smith, Torey Krug Tie Game 1 With Third-Period Goals (Video)

BOSTON — The Bruins were held scoreless for more than two periods in Thursday night’s Game 1 before Reilly Smith scored on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price. At 2:44 of the period, Smith positioned himself along the half wall, and as Canadiens D-man Andrei Markov skated toward him, he fired a wrist shot that found its way past Price with Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron...
May 01, 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...
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Zdeno Chara can only laugh when Brendan Smith tries to pick a fight with him

I’ve always thought the majority of Red Wings fans have been tough on Brendan Smith. Yes he still makes his fair share of mistakes in the defensive zone but then again the guy has played in less than 50 NHL regular season games so there’s still definitely going to be some growing pains. You play, you learn and you get better. However his ‘scuff’ with Zdeno Chara Sunday will...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Reilly Smith: Challenging Zdeno Chara ‘Probably Not The Smartest Decision’

Boston Bruins winger Reilly Smith had some friendly advice for his older brother after the Bruins’ 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. The matchup was a tense, physical affair, highlighted by the Red Wings forward Brendan Smith’s attempts to engage Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara as the first period expired. At 6-foot-9, Chara has roughly eight inches on the elder Smith...
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins punk Red Wings; quarterfinal series level at one

Boston forward Reilly Smith celebrates the eventual game winning goal in a 4-1 win over DetroitIn Game one of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings, the Wings' clogged the neutral zone and limited the Bruins to just 25 shots - seven below their season average - and the Bruins collectively knew that wasn't going to get the...
Via Little Blog of Hate
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins even series with 4-1 victory over Red Wings

BOSTON (AP) -- Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game 2 on Sunday. Showing more spark after not taking enough challenging shots on goal in their 1-0 loss Friday night, the Bruins had 18 shots in the first period after managing just 25 in...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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