NHL Rumors: Flyers, Bruins, Avs, Kings, More

NHL Rumors: Flyers, Bruins, Avs, Kings, More

August 16th, 2019 In today's NHL rumor rundown there is trade speculation as it pertains to defenseman Shayne Gostisbihere, the Boston Bruins have a plan for Charlie Coyle, the Colorado Avalanche and Mikko Rantanen are talking the Los Angeles Kings may be moving players. Gostisbehere Is Aware of Trade...
Bruins: DeBrusk's Future Contract Hinges on Next Season

Bruins: DeBrusk's Future Contract Hinges on Next Season

August 16th, 2019 One the most prevalent storylines for the Boston Bruins this offseason has centered around the contract extension that's due for Charlie McAvoy, the 21-year-old stud defenseman who's seen as the emerging cornerstone of the franchise. These negotiations are a focus every summer as teams determine...

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August 9th, 2019
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When you hear the name Mark Recchi, you think of the 10 seasons he spent with the Philadelphia Flyers. You think of the three championships he won with the Pittsburgh Penguins (1991), Carolina Hurricanes (2006), and the Boston Bruins (2011). Mark Recchi has won three Stanley Cups with three different teams in three separate decades. (Icon SMI) He's one of the few NHL players to claim the Stanley Cup in three separate decades. From his poise to his professionalism, from his leadership to his winning ways, everything about Recchi screams champion. Recchi's Trade to the Bruins By the time Recchi made his way to the Bruins at the 2008-09 trade deadline, he was already 41 years old. Paired with a 2010 second-round pick, the veteran was traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning for Boston's Martin Karsums and Matt Lashoff at the trade deadline. Recchi already had 1,472 regular-season games and 1,426 points under his belt. He had also accumulated 140 postseason appearances in which...
August 8th, 2019
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown there is news out of Tampa Bay where the Lightning are working on an extension for Brayden Point and leaning towards a bridge deal. Meanwhile, in Columbus, the Blue Jackets are being patient when it comes to Zach Werenski and there isn't a big concern he'll miss any of training camp. The Bruins might have interest in a free agent but need to figure out their salary situation first and the Edmonton Oilers have a bit more info on the status of Jesse Puljujarvi. Bridge Deal for Point Dan Rosen of NHL.com writes in his recent mailbag segment that he believes the Tampa Bay Lightning and Brayden Point get a deal done if the deal is a bridge contract. Lightning forward Brayden Point (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Rosen explains that a three- to five-year deal would keep the cap hit a little lower before he cashes in on his next deal. For example, should Point sign for four years at $8.5 million per season, he could line himself up for a deal that...
August 6th, 2019
Column

There's an amazing phenomenon that's taken place in the NHL in recent years that may have more to do with actual correlation than simple happenstance. Before getting into the Boston Bruins and how this phenomenon affects them moving forward, it's important to understand what we're even talking about here Related: Bruins 2019 Offseason Outlook When looking at the goalies that have won the Stanley Cup since 2010, only one played in more than 58 games during the regular season for their club. The 58 game mark isn't just a random number pulled out of a hat, rather, it represents roughly 70% of a team's full 82-game schedule. Playing 58 games in a season typically will rank a goalie at around the 15th mark as far as games-played is concerned. When omitting Jonathan Quick's 2011-12 campaign that saw him play in 69 regular-season games in what was the best season of his career, boasting a .928 save percentage, 1.95 goals-against average, 28.08 goals saved above average...
August 6th, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are specifics coming from TSN on a dollar figure being offered by the Toronto Maple Leafs to Mitch Marner, news on just how many teams were in on defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, the Pittsburgh Penguins and goaltender Matt Murray may not get a deal done for a while and the Boston Bruins might move a defenseman to make room for two other d-men. The Minnesota Wild interview two more potential GM's and there are updates out of St. Louis in respect to Blues news. Marner Offered $9 - $11 Million, Dubas Responds Up until now, there has only been speculation as to what type of dollar figure and term the Toronto Maple Leafs have been offering Mitch Marner. A report by TSN notes actual numbers offered to Marner and the GM's comments on them. As per the TSN article, James Mirtle of The Athletic wrote on Friday that the Maple Leafs had offered a few different options that ranged between just under $9 million to roughly $11 million per season on his new...

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Boston Bruins Logo History

The Boston Bruins: known worldwide as one of the National Hockey League’s Original Six…except they didn’t actually come along until seven years after the league began play. There were also only four teams in the NHL’s original iteration. Whatever. We’ll gloss over that. The Boston... March 22nd, 2019

Esposito: The Trade That Shaped the Boston Bruins

In today's look at important off-season trades over the years, we set our sights back to 1967.  While this particular deal did not take place at the NHL Annual Meetings held in the first week in June, it is inextricably linked to the events that were scheduled for that gathering. June 6, 1967:... December 20th, 2018

The Evolution of Brad Marchand

Boston Bruins left-winger Brad Marchand has developed himself from a fourth-line pest into one of the NHL's premier scorers. His path to joining the NHL elite was atypical, however. According to Hockey-Graphs, most players plateau in Wins Above Replacement (WAR) from age 22 to 25 and endure a slow... November 8th, 2017