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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]