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Boston Bruins NHL Draft Tendencies: Matt Finn a Fit?

Boston Bruins NHL Draft Tendencies: Matt Finn a Fit?

The Boston Bruins – to the chagrin of many teams around the league – have been the beneficiaries of some good fortune in the NHL Draft in recent seasons. However, […]

by · June 19, 2012 · 2 comments · Boston Bruins
Peter Chiarelli (Icon SMI)

Boston Bruins Offseason Options

With a bleak 2012 free agent class and the re-signings of Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell and Chris Kelly, it’s likely that the Boston Bruins may not be active players in free agency. The team’s limited needs paired with their cap space will most likely restrict what they can and can’t do come July 1. It’s a storyline that should play out similarly to offseasons of the past for the Bruins where minor moves are made to address smaller needs. For general manager Peter Chiarelli, it’s obvious that the team’s impeccable chemistry and strong prospect pool are more important than searching for free agents to fill gaps.

A brief look at the Bruins’ projected roster for the 2012-13 season doesn’t reveal many openings. In fact, the Bruins could take the ice tomorrow with the players already signed and boast a lineup that doesn’t look much different on paper than the 2011-12 team–sans Tim Thomas, of course. It’s all but guaranteed that the Bruins will spend close to the cap this year and since they’re already near the ceiling, there’s a good possibility that this offseason will be just like the one before it: pretty quiet.

by · June 14, 2012 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
Tuukka Rask (Dan4th/Flickr)

The new meaning for TT in Boston: Tuukka’s Turn

In the midst of the media storm surrounding Tim Thomas’ decision to sit out the 2012-13 National Hockey League campaign, I can’t help but think of Tuukka Rask. It may […]

by · June 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary
Tim Thomas (Icon SMI)

Boston Bruins Fans, Media ‘Unfriend’ Tim Thomas

  Tim Thomas has *officially* announced his decision to take-off the 2012-13 NHL season. Cue the outrage. I feel like I’ve been taking crazy pills. No, scratch that. I’ve been […]

by · June 5, 2012 · 7 comments · Boston Bruins
Tim Thomas will likely draw interest from teams such as the Flyers (and maybe the Islanders), but what will it cost to bring the netminder over? (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Tim Thomas Has Earned Some Time Away From The Game

commentary by Steve Kendall Everyone and their brother seem to have an opinion on the latest Tim Thomas saga. Thomas announced on Sunday he was taking this season off from […]

Defining Tim Thomas’ legacy with the Boston Bruins

Defining Tim Thomas’ legacy with the Boston Bruins

I didn’t want to write about Tim Thomas today. Or yesterday. Or even tomorrow.

But when Peter Chiarelli confirmed today that Thomas’ agent approached him in the beginning of May suggesting that the Bruins goaltender was considering sitting out the 2012-13 season, something had to be said.

Just a year ago, Thomas was the biggest story in hockey–maybe even one of the biggest stories in sports. He capped off an unbelievable 2010-11 season by winning the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe and the Vezina Trophy, all within a week of one another. Thomas was on top of the hockey world, and why not? The 38-year old, Michigan native had reached what would be the pinnacle of his career.

Only one place to go from there, you know.

by · June 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Uncategorized
Thomas celebrated with his family and his hardware after finishing the series having allowed 8 goals in 7 games (Photo by Andrew Knoll).

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli confirms Tim Thomas could miss 2012-13 season

One year ago, Tim Thomas was backstopping the Boston Bruins to their first Stanley Cup in 39 years. The 38-year old won the Conn Smythe trophy as the NHL’s playoff […]

by · June 1, 2012 · 3 comments · Boston Bruins
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Bruins Extend Paille, Bourque – Tim Thomas to Sit-Out Next Year?

Friday morning the Boston Bruins announced multi-year contract extensions for forwards Dan Paille and Chris Bourque – but revelations about Tim Thomas’ plans for 2012-13 may have upstaged the news of the signings. […]

Dougie Hamilton (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Dougie Hamilton: Future Norris Trophy Winner?

Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs throughout the world of hockey all remember the famous Phil Kessel trade that went down between the Boston Bruins and the Leafs in September […]

Capitals acquire Center from Bruins

Capitals acquire Center from Bruins

The Washington Capitals acquired center Zach Hamill from the Boston Bruins in exchange for left wing Chris Bourque. It was announced Saturday by Vice President and General Manager George McPhee. […]

by · May 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals
Ken Holland (left) has been an inspiration for many NHL General Managers (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

Brian Burke in Toronto: His 5 Worst Transactions

While Brian Burke has done some very good things in trying to rebuild the Leafs into a playoff team, there is also the flipside – he’s also made some terrible […]

David Clarkson (Icon SMI)

Women In Fantasy Hockey: Give The Devil Her Due.

Yes it is time for another edition of “Women In Fantasy Hockey”. This is a bit more of a lighthearted piece but nonetheless has a lot of blunt common sense. […]

by · May 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, Fantasy, Los Angeles Kings