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Five free agent forwards that the Boston Bruins should target

The Boston Bruins’ breakup day came approximately six weeks earlier than it did the season before. During the day’s interviews and meetings, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli indicated that while he didn’t foresee any major changes, he would like to “add some pieces.” The Bruins will need bottom-six players with one or two to have the potential to move into the top-six group, if necessary. With the current situation as is for the Bruins, here’s a look at five free agent forwards that the Bruins should target.

by · May 15, 2012 · 7 comments · Boston Bruins, Free Agents
The Montreal Canadiens have fired GM Pierre Gauthier

The Montreal Canadiens have fired GM Pierre Gauthier

Canadiens’ owner Geoff Molson will make the official announcement during a press conference at the Brossard Sports Complex at 11h45. The Canadiens are last in the Eastern Conference with a 29-34-14 […]

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Eight Predictions for the 2012 NHL Trade Deadline

I have a love/hate relationship with the NHL Trade Deadline. As a fan of the game, it’s exciting to see players move to different teams to help win a city a championship. After the deadline, most NHL teams are set for the home stretch of the season leading up to the playoffs. You know who is going to be a contender and you know who is going to be looking forward to game number 82.

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The Maple Leafs and the Legacy of the Muskoka Five

February 11, 2012 was a bittersweet night for LeafsNation. Mats Sundin, the classy and consummate captain, was honoured with his #13 raised to the rafters. A familiar face in Tomas […]

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Markov Skates, But Is That a Good Thing?

  In a tightly packed scrub room deep within the heart of a large Montreal hospital, two orthopaedic surgeons are preparing to perform a routine shoulder operation on a fallen […]

Canadiens Fans React to Kaberle Deal

Canadiens Fans React to Kaberle Deal

It has not yet been 24 hours since the Tomas Kaberle trade was completed, but fans of the bleu, blanc, et rouge have wasted no time, clamouring to step onto their soap-boxes and bang their drums.

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Turning Over an Old Leaf; Canadiens Acquire Tomas Kaberle

  The Montreal Canadiens have traded for long-time Toronto Maple Leaf defenceman Tomas Kaberle. In a surprising move, the 33 year-old Czech was acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange […]

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With Krejci and Peverley extended, should the Bruins re-sign Chris Kelly next?

Chris Kelly has never scored more than 15 goals in any one of his seven seasons in the NHL. In 24 games, he scored 10 for the Boston Bruins.

The facts could go on for awhile, too.

For example, the Bruins are a perfect 8-0 this season when Kelly scores a goal, 9-1 when he registers a point. Speaking in regards to his defensive abilities, Kelly is a +16, tied for third-best in the NHL with teammate Brad Marchand. He has a shooting percentage of 23.8%, fourth highest amongst NHLers who have played 20 games or more and he’s seen his average time on ice jump from 13:32 in October to 14:45 in November.

Chris Kelly, as underrated as he may be, is actually a very crucial part of this Bruins team.

He also happens to be on the final year of his contract.

by · December 5, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Top Five 2011 Free Agent Steals

Heading into this past summer’s 2011 free agent frenzy, most of the anticipation and speculation from fans and media alike was focused on the big-name, big-money catches like Brad Richards, […]

by · November 14, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, St Louis Blues, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets
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Who was the Maple Leafs’ Best Addition This Summer?

The Tomas Kaberle trade opened up a lot of opportunities for the Maple Leafs. Now, which move was the smartest made by the Buds?

by · August 30, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Five Predictions for the 2011-2012 Boston Bruins

It has been a nice, enjoyable offseason for the Boston Bruins. Apparently, that’s what happens when a team with a manageable salary cap wins the Stanley Cup. Even though there have been some departures in Boston, the majority of the championship team remains intact. Still, repeating as Cup champions is one of the most difficult tasks in all of hockey. While it may be premature to say that the Bruins will repeat as Cup champions, there are plenty of predictions that could be made for the upcoming 2011-2012 season.

by · August 18, 2011 · 9 comments · Boston Bruins
Kaberle Signs With ‘Canes, Bruins Trade for Joe Corvo

Kaberle Signs With ‘Canes, Bruins Trade for Joe Corvo

  After today, Joe Corvo will no longer wear number 77. The Boston Bruins acquired the hard-shooting offensive defenseman from Carolina for a 4th-round pick in the 2012 NHL draft. […]

by · July 5, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Free Agents, Trades Contracts and Transactions