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Tim Thomas and the Evolving World of Social Media

Tim Thomas and the Evolving World of Social Media

note: Whether you agree or disagree with what Thomas said is your own opinion. This isn’t the forum to address whether his comments are right or wrong. Tim Thomas knows how […]

Pekka Rinne (Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE)

The Best Late Round Gems of the NHL Entry Draft Since 2000 (Part II – ’03-’07 Drafts)

Last month, I documented some of the NHL’s best late round picks of the 2000, 2001, and 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Players such as Henrik Lundqvist, Kevin Bieksa, and Brooks […]

Claude Julien (Icon SMI)

Perfect Fit: Head Coach Claude Julien, Boston Bruins Agree on Multi-Year Extension

On Monday, the Boston Bruins came to terms with Claude Julien on a new multi-year extension that will keep the coach with the Black and Gold through (at least) the […]

by · July 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
P.J. Axelsson, former member of the Boston Bruins. (Dan4th/flickr)

Boston Bruins Notes: B’s Add Depth Defenseman, Aaron Johnson

On Wednesday, the Boston Bruins announced the signing of defenseman Aaron Johnson to a one-year, two-way deal. Johnson spent last season with the Columbus Blue Jackets – where he set […]

by · July 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Uncategorized
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Is Tuukka Rask ready to be the Boston Bruins starting goaltender?

It’s officially Tuukka’s team–for now, anyways.

The Boston Bruins re-signed Tuukka Rask to a one-year, $3.5 million deal making him, officially, the team’s starting goaltender for the 2012-13 season. Rask, a restricted free agent, gets a significant raise from last season’s $1.5 million salary.

It’s a curious agreement, at first glance. Rask has been aptly-named the goaltender of the future for the Bruins since he was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Andrew Raycroft back on June 24, 2006. The once-highly touted prospect has had to deal with Tim Thomas’ brilliance in net as well as injuries over the past two seasons. Now that he’s healthy and Thomas is out of the picture, it seems as if the starter’s role is Rask’s to lose.

So, why the short-term deal?

by · July 18, 2012 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
Anton Khudobin (Marc DesRosiers-US PRESSWIRE)

Boston Bruins’ Riskiest Summer Move is No Move

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli’s offseason movement – or absence thereof – places the B’s in a precarious position heading into the 2012-13 season. So far, the ‘gem’ of […]

by · July 17, 2012 · 2 comments · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary
Martin Brodeur (Andy Martin Jr)

Top 10 NHL Players 35-Years-Old And Older

With the skill level of young players getting higher, the amount of young NHL talent has spiked over the years. Every year there is a new crop of future star […]

Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

The reviews are in – this year’s free agency period gets…a yawn.  The free agent crop was thin going into this offseason, and player movement has slowed to a crawl […]

Alex Khokhlachev looks-on at the Boston Bruins 2012 Development Camp. (Photo: Amanda Mand)

Boston Bruins’ Future Bright after 2012 Development Camp

The Boston Bruins’ 2012 Development Camp concluded on Monday with the proto-B’s pointing their sticks at the rafters saluting yet another packed house in Wilmington. The five-day event prompted significant […]

by · July 7, 2012 · 2 comments · Boston Bruins, Prospects
Same Ol’ Chiarelli: Bruins Stay Conservative In Free Agency

Same Ol’ Chiarelli: Bruins Stay Conservative In Free Agency

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent When your team wins the Stanley Cup, you also receive a free pass for twelve months of bragging rights. Once those twelve months expire, […]

by · July 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Free Agents, The Business of Hockey
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Chiarelli’s complacency in free agency could further harm the Bruins power-play

Since July 1, 27 out of the 30 NHL teams have signed new players to their roster via free agency.

Out of the remaining three, the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings kept their team intact and re-signed pivotal playoff performer, Dustin Penner while the Edmonton Oilers added some key parts prior to July 1 by signing Justin Schultz and drafting Nail Yakupov first overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The Boston Bruins, on the other hand, have been entirely inactive.

But is the reliance on the current roster going to eventually harm the Bruins along with their biggest downfall last season: the power-play?

by · July 5, 2012 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins, Free Agents
Ryan Spooner (Photo: Amanda Mand)

Boston Bruins 2012 Development Camp Day Five: Closing Time

  A quiet, wistful air hung about the final day of Development Camp Monday morning, as the Boston Bruins prospects took to the ice. Beyond the chill and strong smell […]

by · July 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Prospects, Uncategorized