Boston Bruins 2009-10 Season Preview

The Boston Bruins were the surprise team of the 2008-2009 season. Boston finished first in the Eastern Conference, and was one victory away from winning the President’s Trophy. Even though they suffered an early playoff exit, the Bruins were able to grab some hardware, as goaltender Tim Thomas won the Vezina Trophy, Zdeno Chara took […]

Posted by Ari in Boston Bruins,Columns,Eastern Conference,Northeast Division,Season Previews,Teams on September 3, 2009

NHL Morning Papers: Tuesday Edition

With the ouster of Patrick Marleau as Sharks captain, Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News feels that Dan Boyle will be next in line for the C. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes that its best for Patrick Kane to move on from the cab incident. Though Messier’s heart belongs in […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Calgary Flames,Chicago Blackhawks,NHL Morning Papers,Philadelphia Flyers,San Jose Sharks,Tampa Bay Lightning,Toronto Maple Leafs,Vancouver Canucks on August 18, 2009

On the Beat: Phil Kessel still unsigned and Alexei Kovalev wants Dany Heatley to stay

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Boris Valabik has re-signed with Atlanta for multiple years.  No word yet on the term, or dollars but the massive defenseman could become an effecive player with more seasoning. Phil Kessel is the only remaining RFA the Bruins need to sign.  A trade still seems most likely, however, it […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlanta Thrashers,Boston Bruins,New Jersey Devils,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins on July 21, 2009

On the Beat: Jacques Lemaire returning to New Jersey

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Randy Carlyle is happy with his team’s moves this off-season, especially the addition of a couple scoring forwards, but his main focus will still be team defense come the fall.  He should be happy.  The team has one of the best top-six forward units in hockey, some […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Detroit Red Wings,New Jersey Devils,On the Beat,St.Louis Blues on July 13, 2009

On the Beat: Antropov signs in Atlanta, Recchi returns to Boston and reaction to Team Canada

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: NHL The Thrashers have signed Nikolai Antropov to a 4 year, $16 million contract.  As well, the team also re-signed Chris Thorburn.  A lot of cash to be throwing at Antropov but really not out of line with the ridiculous spending we’ve already seen the past day […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in 2010 Olympics,Atlanta Thrashers,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Colorado Avalanche,Edmonton Oilers,Minnesota Wild,On the Beat,Ottawa Senators,Tampa Bay Lightning,Washington Capitals on July 2, 2009

Bruins re-sign David Krejci

From Bruins Blog: The Boston Bruins today announced that they have re-signed center David Krejci to a multi-year deal. The 23-year-old Krejci was scheduled to be a restricted free agent July 1. In 2008-09 he set career highs in every major category with 22-51-73 totals in 82 regular-season games. He was second on the Bruins […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins on June 2, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Sunday Edition): Bad bounces cost Penguins, some public support for Hamilton and an exciting Game 1 of the Calder Cup

Stanley Cup Final Luck played a factor in yesterday’s result, writes Mitch Albom.  With Game 2 tonight, Albom believes the Penguins saw many signs that gave them confidence heading into Sunday night.  Last night had to be frustrating for Pittsburgh, explains Bob Wojnowski.  Dave Dye says Marc-Andre Fleury wasn’t as sharp as Chris Osgood.  Jonathan Ericsson probably wouldn’t have played […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Detroit Red Wings,NHL Morning Papers,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Washington Capitals on May 31, 2009