Bruins Should Fill Forward Vacancies From Within Organization

The Boston Bruins will have at least two forward spots to fill before the 2014-15 NHL season. Given the lack of talent on the free agent market, combined with the Bruins’ lack of salary cap space, the best route is to fill the vacant spots on the bottom two lines from within the organization. Luckily for the B’s, most of these young players already have NHL experience, and some...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli: ‘We’ve Been Looking At A Couple Of Trades’

The Boston Bruins didn’t make a huge splash on the first day of NHL free agency, but they’re still looking to acquire players for next season. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters Tuesday during a conference call that he’s looking at the trade market and the secondary free agent market to see if he can improve the roster. “We’ve been looking at a couple...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft: Five Potential Targets For Boston Bruins In First Round

The 2014 NHL draft is Friday night in Philadelphia, and the Boston Bruins will select 25th overall in the first round. The B’s didn’t have a first-round pick last season after sending it to the Dallas Stars as part of the Jaromir Jagr trade. This year’s first-rounder will give Boston an opportunity to add talent and depth to a prospect pool that has weakened over the last two...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins prospect profile: Ryan Spooner

Drafted 45th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Ryan Spooner has put together impressive stats in his two full seasons with the Providence Bruins.  In 108 AHL games, he has 28 goals and 75 assists.  Averaging nearly a point a game in the AHL has made Spooner one of the Bruins most highly touted prospects.  Those excellent number have not translated in his short time in the NHL...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cap Situation For The Boston Bruins

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, While Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli admitted that the Bruins face some "hard choices" because of their salary cap situation, the GM also confirmed that the team doesn't plan on using either of their compliance buyouts. The Bruins could be facing close to a $5 million ($4.7 million) cap penalty for player bonuses to Jarome...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: B's dealt $4.75 million cap penalty for the 14-15 season

Although not official yet, the numbers are starting to trickle through the cracks in regards to the bonus penalties charged to the salary caps of the 30 NHL teams this off-season. And the Boston Bruins have the largest of them all.According to the always trusty and super reliable capgeek.com, the Bruins have been docked $4.75 million against the cap this upcoming year for bonuses...
Via BruinsLife
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins looking at $4.75 million cap penalty

The salary cap numbers are finally beginning to filter in for the Boston Bruins for next season, and they are not very good at all. The excellent, accurate web site www.capgeek.com has the Bruins pegged for a $4.75 bonus overage penalty for the 2014-15 season, and that essentially means it’s dead money that Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli can’t utilize for this upcoming...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Prospects that could make an impact next season

Despite falling short of expectations this season, the Boston Bruins will still be one of the favorites to win the Eastern Conference when next season begins.  Although a majority of the Bruins key players will be returning, there will be a couple of openings on the Bruins roster that could possibly be filled by one of their many talented prospects.  NHL free agency does not begin...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence Bruins Eliminated In Game 7

#160447539 / gettyimages.com The Providence Bruins fought for their lives until the bitter end … but their comeback came up short and they ultimately fell to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5-4 in Game 7. The P-Bruins, AHL affiliate to the Boston Bruins, were down by a disheartening score of 5-0 just before the end of the second period when David Warsofsky scored their first...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 22, 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Spooner sent back to Providence Bruins

The Bruins were able to pull Ryan Spooner up for a game this week that allowed Patrice Bergeron to rest his weary body, and then returned him back to Providence on Friday afternoon. Spooner played 14:18 in the 2-1 shootout loss to the Jets on Thursday night at the MTS Center, and finished with a plus-1 rating along with one shot on net while missing high and wide with a top corner...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

B's send Spooner back to Providence, sign Brain Ferlin to entry-level contract

The Bruins made a few roster moves ahead of playing in their final couple of games this weekend.First, they sent forward Ryan Spooner back down to Providence after he was recalled to give Patrice Bergeron a night off versus Winnipeg on Thursday night. Spooner played 14:18 and registered one shot on net and was a plus-1 on the night.Spooner skated in 23 total games for the Bruins...
Via BruinsLife
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Assign Ryan Spooner To Providence; Sign Brian Ferlin To Entry-Level Contract

The Boston Bruins assigned forward Ryan Spooner to Providence just two days after the team recalled the forward on an emergency basis, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Friday. Spooner took Patrice Bergeron’s place centering the second line in Thursday’s shootout loss to Winnipeg, playing 14:18 against the Jets with one shot on goal. Spooner has registered 11 assists...
Via NESN.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins inching closer to President's Cup; Visit Winnipeg tonight

The race for the President's Cup has taken a turn to the west, as the Anaheim Ducks have overtaken the St. Louis Blues in the race for the top seed in the Western Conference, and sit just two points behind the Boston Bruins for the best record in the league.The Bruins' lead over the Ducks in the race to secure home ice throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs by earning the best...
Via Little Blog of Hate
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Recall Forward Ryan Spooner From Providence

The Boston Bruins recalled forward Ryan Spooner from the AHL’s Providence Bruins on an emergency basis Wednesday, and he will meet the team in Winnipeg for Thursday night’s game against the Jets. Spooner’s speed and playmaking skill allow him to play at center or on the wing, which means he could replace veterans Jarome Iginla or Chris Kelly in the lineup. Kelly picked up an...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Send Ryan Spooner Back To Providence

Ryan Spooner’s most recent call-up to the Boston Bruins was a brief, uneventful one. The Bruins announced Friday afternoon that Spooner has been optioned back to Providence. The 22-year-old was recalled from Providence on an emergency basis on Tuesday. He made the club’s two-game trip to Detroit and Toronto but did not appear in either game. Spooner got into 22 games during his...
Via NESN.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins vs Red Wings: playoff preview?

(Zetterberg's reaction upon seeing Pierre McGuire)The Bruins are in Detroit to play the Red Wings tonight at 8 PM. The Bruins have called up Ryan Spooner on an emergency basis, as Soderberg is expecting a child and Krejci is battling a soar throat. Spooner may not be in tonight, but players will be getting rest soon.The Wings are battling for a playoff spot, 4th in the Atlantic...
Via BruinsLife
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Spooner’s Call-Up Latest Turn In Roller-Coaster Year For Bruins Prospect

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Young professional athletes undergo ups and downs during the early stages of their career, and few know that better than Boston Bruins prospect Ryan Spooner. The young forward was playing Xbox on Monday night when he got the call that he had once again been recalled by the big club. The 22-year-old was there on the ice Tuesday morning at Ristuccia Arena in what...
Via NESN.com
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Let the healing begin: B's will rest players starting Wednesday, Spooner recalled

With the Bruins meteoric ascension to the top of the Eastern Conference through the month of March, the Black and Gold have earned the luxury of choosing who gets a bit of rest leading up to the playoffs April 16.Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe posted today that the Bruins will in fact be resting their players in the last three weeks of the regular season. The Bruins have seven...
Via BruinsLife
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Spooner Returns to Boston ☆

The Boston Bruins have recalled Ryan Spooner from Providence on an emergency basis. We’re assuming this isn’t a lame April Fool’s prank by the Bs. Spooner has appeared in 22 games with Boston this season, racking up 11 assists. In total, he’s played in 26 NHL games for Boston (2012-14) He also has 40 points in 42 games with Providence this season. As for who is injured… nobody knows.
Via Days of Y'Orr
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Recall Ryan Spooner From Providence On Emergency Basis

The Boston Bruins have recalled forward Ryan Spooner from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday. Spooner will join the team for practice Tuesday and will travel to Detroit to face the Red Wings on Wednesday. Spooner has made 22 appearances with Boston this season, tallying 11 assists. He has appeared in 26 total NHL games for...
Via NESN.com
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Organizational Depth On Display With 10 Call-Ups Made This Season (Video)

The trip from Providence to Boston is one many players in the Bruins organization have gotten accustomed to this season. Between injuries and some unforeseen circumstances, the 50-mile road trip is something that 10 Providence Bruins players have made this season, with seven of those Baby B’s making their NHL debut in the 2013-14 season. While Ryan Spooner, Zach Trotman and Craig...
Via NESN.com
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Had A Deal For Alex Edler. Here's Why You Should Be Happy It Fell Through.

This morning Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe wrote that the Bruins had a trade in place for Vancouver's Alex Edler, which was contingent on Vancouver moving Ryan Kesler to Pittsburgh:  "The Canucks would have received an NHL center in Sutter in return for Kesler. But Sutter is best suited for a third-line role. It’s likely Vancouver would have asked the Bruins...
Via Days of Y'Orr
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Talking Boston Bruins fans off the edge post deadline

According to Boston Bruins twitter, yesterday’s trade deadline was an absolute failure by the Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins. Most fans thought that the Bruins’ should pursue top pairing defense-man and forward depth for their hockey team that was totally struggling in the Eastern Conference playoff race. This is all despite the fact that there were not any top-pairing...
Via Boston's Bettah
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

AHL All-Star Game To Air Live On NESN Wednesday At 6:30 P.M.

The stage is set for the 2014 version of the AHL All-Star Game, and you can catch all your favorite future NHLers on NESN on Wednesday night. The AHL All-Star Game will be aired live on NESN Wednesday night at 6:30. The AHL All stars will face-off against Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, N.L. in Canada. Providence Bruins winger Ryan...
Via NESN.com
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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