Looking into the ‘low mileage’ claim with Kevan Miller

Part of the Bruins’ justification of re-signing Kevan Miller to a four-year, $10 million contract is that Miller has what Don Sweeney calls “relative low mileage.” On paper, they’re in that maybe-kind-of-technically-correct area. Miller has still only played 180 NHL games, and Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin’s theory is that it takes 300 games in the NHL before a defenseman’s...
Via Big Bad Blog
9 hours ago

Bruins Consider Deals with Loui Eriksson, Torey Krug

The Boston Bruins continue to express uncertainty regarding pending UFA winger Loui Eriksson, whom the team acquired from the Dallas Stars in 2013 as part of the deal for former second overall pick Tyler Seguin, reports Today’s Slapshot. Management can only definitively say that discussions are continuing with Eriksson as the impending decision on players who will be eligible...
Via The Hockey Writers
15 hours ago

Failing To Learn From History

  There is an old saying; Those who fail to learn from history are bound to repeat it. Last season, the Boston Bruins organization got rid of their general manager Peter Chiarelli.  There were several solid reasons. The Bruins failed to make the playoffs, there were a number of bad contracts and the team showed […] Boston Bruins: Failing To Learn From History - Causeway Crowd...
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1 day ago

12 reasons for Bruins fans to be excited about Frankie Vatrano

Team USA didn’t have the best showing during the IIHF World Championships last weekend; the US squad lost to Team Canada, 4-3, during the semifinals on Saturday, then were thoroughly handled by Team Russia in a 7-2 loss in the bronze medal game. The Americans may not have walked away with any hardware, but the […] The post 12 reasons for Bruins fans to be excited about Frankie...
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Don Sweeney lists center as an area Bruins might look to upgrade

This is just a picture of Steven Stamkos. Relax. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports) Here’s an interesting tidbit from Wednesday’s conference call with Bruins general manager Don Sweeney and coach Claude Julien: When asked what he wanted to fix, Sweeney listed center as a position he’d like to address via free agency or trade. At least at the NHL level, center is the one position...
Via Big Bad Blog
1 day ago

Bruins still hope to re-sign Loui Eriksson

Loui Eriksson The signing of Kevan Miller does not figure to impact what ends up happening with Loui Eriksson. Speaking on a conference call Wednesday, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said that the team remains interested in retaining Eriksson, who was one of three 30-goal-scorers for Boston last season. Playing in his third season with the B’s since coming over from Dallas...
Via Big Bad Blog
1 day ago

Boston Bruins’ New Assistants Bolster Youth Integration

The Bruins announced on Tuesday, May 24 that Bruce Cassidy and Jay Pandolfo will join head coach Claude Julien’s staff as assistants, alongside returning Joe Sacco and Bob Essence. Assistant Doug Jarvis, who has been with the team since 2010, will not be retained. Bruce Cassidy and Jay Pandolfo will join Joe Sacco and Bob Essensa on Head Coach Claude Julien’s coaching staff...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

The Boston Bruins shot themselves in the foot with Kevan Miller deal

Kevan Miller has gotten paid. The Boston Bruins announced on Tuesday that they’ve signed the defenseman to a four-year contract extension worth $10 million. Miller appeared in a career-high 71 games for the Bruins in 2015-16, scoring five goals, 13 assists, and 18 points with a +15 rating. The contract is a tough one for a variety of reasons. Miller, a right-handed shot, was...
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Providence Bruins coach promoted to assistant as Bruins announce staff changes

In a young offseason which already saw one major change to the coaching staff, the Bruins announced another major shakeup Tuesday. Former Providence Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy and former director of player development Jay Pandolfo have been promoted to assistant coaches, while longtime assistant coach Doug Jarvis has not been asked to return for […] The post Providence Bruins...
1 day ago

Bruins Offseason Outlook

(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) The Bruins will begin the summer and free agency with a projected $21 million in cap space (CapFriendly). While that seems like a significant amount, they have just 7 signed forwards and 4 defensemen that were everyday NHL players last season. Loui Eriksson, Chris Kelly, Lee Stempniak, Brett Connolly, Max Talbot, Tyler Randell, and Landon Ferraro...
Via The Hockey Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins give Miller 4-year extension; add 2 new assistants

BOSTON (AP) The Bruins have signed defenseman Kevan Miller to a four-year contract extension and added a pair of assistant coaches. Boston general manager Don Sweeney announced the moves Tuesday. Miller's extension will run through the 2019-20 season and have a cap figure of $2.5 million per year. He entered the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. The Bruins also signed...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Sign Seth Griffith To One-Year Contract Extension

Boston Bruins Sign Seth Griffith To One-Year Contract Extension Following Breakout AHL-Season The Boston Bruins have announced that they have come to terms with right-winger Seth Griffith to a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL salary cap hit of $625,000. The news was overshadowed by the shocking extension to Kevan Miller which was announced at […] Boston Bruins Sign Seth Griffith...
Via Causeway Crowd
2 days ago

Bruins Hire Bruce Cassidy, Jay Pandolfo As Assistant Coaches To Claude Julien

The Boston Bruins announced a few coaching changes Tuesday for the upcoming 2016-17 NHL season. Bruce Cassidy and Jay Pandolfo were added to head coach Claude Julien’s staff as assistants, while assistant Doug Jarvis will not be retained. Cassidy and Pandolfo join Joe Sacco and Bob Essensa as the assistants on the Bruins bench. Bruins coaching changes recapIn: Cassidy, PandolfoOut...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brad Marchand scores a goal from behind the goal line

The IIHF World Championships can be used as a developmental tournament for some countries while for others it is a chance to assert their dominance. Brad Marchand and Team Canada definitely fall into the latter category. Take a look at this absurd goal. Everything about that was absolutely fantastic. Marchand was a one-man wrecking crew on this play. A lot of people around the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Marchand, Habs’ Brendan Gallagher Forging Unlikely Friendship At Worlds

Calls them agitators, pests, rats — whatever. Brad Marchand and Brendan Gallagher both are players who are loved by fans of their teams and hated by pretty much everyone else. And given that they play on opposite sides of one of the most heated rivalries in sports, they haven’t been the biggest fans of each other over the years. The Boston Bruin and Montreal Canadien currently...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Marchand Injured At World Championship, Nature Of Injury Unknown

The Boston Bruins might need to add another name to the offseason injury watch list. Bruins forward Brad Marchand, playing for Canada at the IIHF world championhips, left Monday’s game against Belarus with an apparent injury. TSN’s Darren Dreger noted Marchand had a short shift at one point during the second period and was visibly frustrated. The setback apparently was enough...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Julien will return as Boston Bruins head coach

It was expected Boston head coach Claude Julien would be given the axe following the Bruins missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season, but on Thursday, it was surprisingly announced the club is retaining him. “I emphatically believe that Claude can take us through what has been a bumpy transition period. I have work to do,” general manager Don Sweeney said in...
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April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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