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John Beecher Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 25, 2019 - 8:01 pm
Thirty-four players will descend on Warrior Ice Arena this Wednesday through Friday for the Bruins’ annual development camp. All on-ice sessions are open to the public (see schedule below). Among the prospects that will garner much of the attention at this camp will be two centers: John Beecher and...
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Jerry York Boston College
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Matt Kalman
June 25, 2019 - 5:04 pm
Jerry York almost didn’t answer the phone Tuesday. When he finally did and heard it was John Davidson, the president of the New York Rangers, York had on thought. “I thought, ‘oh he’s going to trade one of my players,’” the legendary Boston College coach said. But Davidson wasn’t calling about any...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 25, 2019 - 2:10 pm
If it seems like the Stanley Cup Final just ended, well it has been just two weeks since the Bruins got rolled on home ice by the St. Louis Blues. But now you can really turn the page because the NHL released its complete schedule. The Bruins will start on the road against Dallas on Oct. 3, the...
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Steven Kampfer Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 24, 2019 - 10:24 pm
It seems the Bruins have re-signed a free agent right-shot defenseman. No not that one. No, not that one either. Steven Kampfer, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, has signed a two-year deal worth $800,000 per season, according to several published reports. Steven...
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John Beecher Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 23, 2019 - 10:13 am
Let’s start with this: the Bruins will never replace Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. Never. The odds of them finding another generational talent and pairing him with another super-skilled No. 1 center-caliber player for a decade or infinitesimal. And to find each player in the second round of...
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PK Subban Nashville Predators
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Matt Kalman
June 22, 2019 - 1:20 pm
After a quiet first night of the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday, the second day heated up before any picks were even made, and two big moves could impact the Bruins’ future dominance of the Eastern Conference. First the Toronto Maple Leafs were able to dump the $6.25 million cap hit of 39-year-old...
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John Beecher Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 21, 2019 - 11:44 pm
The Bruins know two or three years down the road they might be looking at life without star centers Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, or at least those two cornerstones will be taking lesser roles. In an effort to make sure they have at least one center of the future in the pipeline the Bruins...
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Don Sweeney Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 20, 2019 - 8:11 pm
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney admitted Thursday that Boston’s run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, where the St. Louis Blues prevailed, did more than cause him heartache. The lengthy run may have also made him play catchup to most of the other GMs in the NHL. “Well I’m probably a little...
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David Backes
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Matt Kalman
June 19, 2019 - 2:19 pm
Was it ever likely the Bruins were going to buy out David Backes? Probably not on this planet, unless general manager Don Sweeney was trying to proceed with some sort of a mercy cut to let the 35-year-old forward continue his career somewhere he might be able to earn some fourth-line playing time...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 18, 2019 - 5:11 pm
In the 33 years since he was acquired by the Bruins in a trade with Vancouver, team president Cam Neely has been the perfect personification of toughness. Even he was amazed by captain Zdeno Chara’s threshold for pain in the Stanley Cup Final. Chara suffered several fractures to his jaw when a shot...
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