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Bruins HistoryRookies (or "first-year players" as captain Zdeno Chara prefers) figured to play an integral role this season for the Boston Bruins. Eschewing the big-name free agent signings of years past and opting instead to ride the youth wave, success was to be largely predicated on the readiness of several promising prospects within the pipeline. It was somewhat of a risky proposition for General Manager Don Sweeney and the Bruins front office. After all, with just six playoff games to speak of over the previous three seasons there was little room for regression; it's not a stretch to say that seats (though not yet "hot") were beginning to warm up. Pondering the recent success of Charlie McAvoy and Jake DeBrusk led me to wonder, "What are the best rookie campaigns in Bruins history?" Let's find out. In no particular order: Sergei Samsonov, 1997-98 As one of three players drafted with the picks acquired from the Hartford Whalers for Glen Wesley, Samsonov vastly...
Winnipeg JetsIt has been more than six years since the Boston Bruins agreed to send Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik. At the time many felt the trade was a win for Peter Chiarelli and company, as the veteran winger played a key role in helping the club win the 2011 Stanley Cup and some still believe that to be true to this day. The beauty with so much time having elapsed since the swap was made, is the history we can now look back on to help determine who came out on the better end of the deal..and it has been some time. It may not seem like it has been that long but the Thrashers haven’t been a thing in the NHL since the end of the 2011-12 season when the franchise left town and became the second incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets. Bruins Paid a Steep Price Of the four players who were involved in the trade, Wheeler is the only one currently playing in the NHL and still has plenty of gas left in the tank. , the...
Boston BruinsWhen it comes to offseason decision making, the Boston Bruins are in one of the most difficult positions in the league. With a combined 17 unrestricted and restricted free agents, the Bruins are attempting to keep a successful system together with a projected cap space of only $8,884,333. General manager Don Sweeney has already announced that defenseman Paul Postma and forwards Brian Gionta and Kenny Agostino, will not be receiving contract extensions this offseason. But his comments regarding Austin Czarnik’s future were most interesting. “Czarnik is intrigued by what may exist elsewhere. We certainly haven’t closed the door. We don’t think he has as well,” said Sweeney. Is Czarnik Nearing a Breakout Season? The 25-year-old center has played in 59 career games with the Bruins and scored 17 points between two seasons. Czarnik’s production at the NHL level has yet to take off; however, after an extremely impressive season with the Providence Bruins, many teams...
Editor's ChoiceWith the 2018 NHL season winding down and only two teams remaining in competition for the coveted Stanley Cup, 29 other teams are looking towards the offseason to figure out what the future holds for their clubs. In the near future, there will be the NHL awards, the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and then the opening of the free agency period on July 1. On top of those league-wide events, the Bruins will also be holding their annual development camp at Warrior Ice Arena on Jun. 26 until Jun. 29. They'll also be holding their main training camp starting on Sept. 10. During those two camps, the Bruins front office and coaching staff will get a chance to evaluate their prospects and see where each individual player is at in their development. The Bruins were able to benefit in a big way from rookies in 2017-18 and given their current crop of players still looking to make the jump to the NHL is so strong, it seemed interesting to start a round-table discussion between The Hockey Writers...