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Reilly Smith inks 2 year extension

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images Fans can expect to see Reilly Smith wearing the Spoked-B for another two years. Smith, set to become a restricted free agent this summer, signed a two year contract extension with the Bruins on Mar. 6 for an annual cap worth of 3.425 million dollars. Smith will receive 3.35 million in the first year, and receive 3.5 million in the...
Via BruinsLife
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Signings of Krug and Smith Add To Boston Bruins' Salary Cap Issues

The season-long second-guessing of Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli's moves continued on Friday, with news of the signing of two players to contract extensions.
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Preview: Playoff race heating up as Bruins host Flyers Saturday

USA Today SportsThe Philadelphia Flyers make their first trip back to Boston since opening night, back on October 8th, 2014, for a Saturday afternoon matinee. This is a pivotal matchup for both teams. The Philadelphia Flyers are fighting for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference along with the Florida Panthers; Boston currently holds a two-point margin over Florida,...
Via BruinsLife
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Bruins Preview

Since being stunned by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals, the Boston Bruins have had their number. Now Boston would like to play a role in keeping the Flyers out of the playoffs altogether and boost its own chances of qualifying by completing a season sweep Saturday at TD Garden. The Bruins (31-22-10) enter the final five weeks of the regular season...
Via AP on Fox
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Bruins’ Reilly Smith Welcomes Pressure New Contract Extension Brings

BOSTON — Bruins winger Reilly Smith was one of the four players the team acquired from the Dallas Stars in the Tyler Seguin trade, and he’s made a positive impact in his 145 games with the Original Six club. The Bruins signed Smith to a two-year contract extension that carries a salary cap hit of $3.425 million. His current deal expires at the end of this season. Smith has...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bruins lock up Krug, Smith with extensions

A year ago, Torey Krug and Reilly Smith signed one-year, $1.4 million bridge contracts to both give the Bruins some flexibility and give themselves an opportunity to play for bigger paydays. Some thought that it would lead to salary cap nightmares for the Bruins this summer, potentially costing the Bruins one or both. But general manager Peter Chiarelli came through again: Krug...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Torey Krug On Contract Extension: ‘I Want To Prove Myself As A Top-Four Guy’

BOSTON — Torey Krug is one of the best young offensive defensemen in the NHL, and the Bruins made sure he’ll wear the Black and Gold for at least another season by signing him to a one-year contract extension with a salary cap hit of $3.4 million Friday. The 23-year-old blueliner ranks second on the Bruins in scoring among defensemen with 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) and...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marc Savard: Bruins Nation must lay off Chiarelli

Peter Chiarelli answering questions after the trade deadline. (via: CBS Sports) Former Bruins playmaker and center, Marc Savard, looked to Twitter to try and silence the Chiarelli critics. General manager Peter Chiarelli has achieved a Stanley Cup victory and even made it back to the final again for a second time in 3 years. Most long time Bruins fans could agree he has been a far...
Via BruinsLife
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Boston Bruins sign Justin Hickman, extend Torey Krug, Reilly Smith

Bruins extend Smith and Krug. (Photo/Getty Images)Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced on Friday, March 6, that the club has signed defenseman Torey Krug to a one-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season worth a cap figure of $3.4 million and forward Reilly Smith to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season worth an annual cap figure of...
Via Mill City Sports
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Ryan Spooner’s emergence will force the Bruins hand

MARK ZALESKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS Torey Krug and Reilly Smith signed their extensions today, which is good news for Bruins fans who wanted these players back. While the move clarifies a bit more about the Bruins’ offseason cap structure, there are still quite a few unknowns. The biggest unknown is Carl Soderberg. Do Krug and Smith’s extensions spell the end of Carl’s time...
Via BruinsLife
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Bruins sign Krug to a one-year extension

Krug gets one more year. Via NHL BruinsEarly this morning, Peter Chiarelli announced the Boston Bruins have signed Torey Krug to a one-year contract extension. Read more from the Bruins press release here.Krug was signed to a $3,400,000 extension that will keep him here through the 2015-16 season.Although Krug burst onto the scene in 2012-13, as many fans will recall his back-to...
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Senators Looking Like Bruins’ Biggest Competition For Final Playoff Spot

When it comes to the Ottawa Senators, the Boston Bruins should heed the classic warning: Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. The Bruins lost a golden chance Thursday to build their lead on the field for the Eastern Conference’s second wild card spot when they dropped a shootout decision to the Calgary Flames. The Bruins picked up the loser’s point, which is a slight...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/6/15

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 05: Dougie Hamilton #27 of the Boston Bruins skates against Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames during overtime at TD Garden on March 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Flames defeat the Bruins 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThe Calgary Flames hadn’t won in Boston since 2003, but they managed...
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Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Bruins’ Spacing Or Reilly Smith’s Pass?

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then...
Via NESN.com
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Bruins Announce Contract Extensions For Torey Krug, Reilly Smith

The Boston Bruins on Friday announced contract extensions for Torey Krug and Reilly Smith. The Bruins announced they signed Krug to a one-year extension through next season with a salary cap hit of $3.4 million. The club signed Smith to a two-year extension for $3.425 million. Both players were set to be restricted free agents following the 2014-15 season. Thumbnail photo via Robert...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Jordan Caron’s career in Boston

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesJordan Caron is no longer part of the Boston Bruins. By now, everyone should be aware that the big-bodied winger was traded to the Colorado Avalanche just before the trade deadline on Monday, for Max Talbot.This is not what the Boston Bruins envisioned when they selected him #25 overall in the 2009 NHL Draft. They saw a power forward that had a...
Via BruinsLife
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Create Lots Of Scoring Chances, But Lack Of Finish Costs Them In Loss To Flames

BOSTON — The Bruins outplayed the Calgary Flames at even strength, out shot them in all situations and created more scoring chances in Thursday night’s game at TD Garden. But the lack of finish for Boston on these opportunities resulted in a failure to secure two points in a 4-3 shootout loss. This lack of finish has become one of the most frustrating themes of the season for...
Via NESN.com
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David Schlemko scores fantastic shootout goal for Flames win (GIF)

Calgary Flames defenseman David Schlemko definitely made an impression in his first game with his new team with a fantastic shootout goal that gave the Flames a 4-3 victory over Boston.In the eighth round of the shootout, Schlemko threw Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask off balance with multiple fakes before tapping it into the net.Schlemko was claimed off waivers by the Flames just this...
Via Holdout Sports
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Bruins-Flames Notes: Shootout Woes Continue For Boston

BOSTON — The Bruins have given up valuable points in the playoff race with poor performances in the shootout this season. Boston lost its seventh straight shootout in a 4-3 defeat Thursday night at TD Garden when Calgary Flames defenseman David Schlemko scored a beautiful Peter Forsberg-esque goal to end the game. “He has a few variations of it actually, so it was pretty nifty...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dr. Mark Proctor Breaks Down Mass. Student-Athlete Concussion Laws (Video)

Concussion awareness has increased greatly in recent years, and with that has come a dramatic improvement in Massachusetts’ concussion protocols among student athletes. No one knows this more than Dr. Mark Proctor, director of the Brain Injury Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, who has watched these laws develop and come into practice. As Proctor explained to NESN’s Dale...
Via NESN.com
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Dr. Alex Taylor Discusses Boston Children’s Hospital’s Brain Injury Center (Video)

Boston Children’s Hospital is committed to delivering the best care to children and adolescents, and that includes those who have suffered concussions. To care for patients with head injuries, the hospital has a special Brain Injury Center that provides extensive care in several areas. During Thursday’s Boston Bruins game, director of neuropsychology Dr. Alex Taylor discussed...
Via NESN.com
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Happy Birthday to a wonderful man and legend, Milt Schmidt

Milt Schmidt in his glory days as a player. (via: Boston Bruins) Four Stanley Cups, two as a player and two more as a general manager, Milt Schmidt will forever be remembered by Boston fans all around the world. On top of those cups, Schmidt was the scoring leader in 1940, won the Hart Trophy in 1951, as well as the Lester Patrick award (greatest contribution to hockey in U.S.A....
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Flames Goalie Karri Ramo Denies Daniel Paille’s One-Time Attempt (Video)

Daniel Paille was on a hot streak entering Thursday night, having scored two goals in his last three games. Karri Ramo made sure that trend didn’t continue. Paille’s Boston Bruins already led the Calgary Flames 1-0 in the first period when Loui Eriksson found Paille for a short-range one-timer that seemed earmarked for the net. Yet Ramo had other plans...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL Pro Am Hockey Tournament Has Helped Fund Concussion Research (Video)

Concussions are a serious issue in hockey, and the NHL is doing all it can to support the cause. Dr. Rebekah Mannix of the Boston Children’s Hospital joined NESN’s Dale Arnold during Thursday’s Boston Bruins game and discussed the latest advancements in concussion research. Yet Mannix and her team can’t do it alone, and the NHL is helping fund the efforts with the NHL Pro...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruins fall to the Flames 4-3 in shootout

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty ImagesIn the most entertaining game of the year, the Bruins lost to the Calgary Flames 4-3 in shootout.Max Talbot made his Boston Bruins debut tonight, lining up on the left side with Kelly and Ferlin. Gregory Campbell was still a scratch, working his way back from an upper body injury. Tuukka Rask and Karri Ramo faced off against each other...
Via BruinsLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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