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Charlie Coyle Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 04, 2019 - 7:30 am
When general manager Don Sweeney brought up the idea that Charlie Coyle, a Bruins trade pick up from Minnesota days before the NHL trade deadline last February, could be looked at as an offseason addition because he wasn’t a rental, he may have elicited an eyeroll or two. But when you dig into the...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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WEEI
July 03, 2019 - 7:00 am
This week’s edition of the all-new The Skate Podcast came on the heels of the Bruins making only minor additions at the opening of free agency on July 1. But co-hosts Ken Laird and Matt Kalman still had plenty to talk about, especially since David Backes is still a $6 million albatross on the...
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Charlie Coyle Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 01, 2019 - 7:33 pm
There are teams that are in precarious positions under the NHL salary cap ceiling that should feel shame. Imagine being up against the cap ceiling and being the Chicago Blackhawks, who missed the playoffs last season, of the Pittsburgh Penguins or Vegas Golden Knights, who both lost in the first...
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Brett Ritchie Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 01, 2019 - 1:16 pm
You wanted the Bruins to add some size? How’s 6-foot-4, 220 pounds sound to you? According to a report, the Bruins signed unrestricted free agent forward Brett Ritchie, whose measurements are listed above, to a one-year contract worth around $1 million a year. Brett Richie @NHLBruins 1 / approx $1M...
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Connor Clifton Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 01, 2019 - 12:11 pm
With just $12 million in cap space available and three important restricted free agents to get signed, the Bruins don’t have much room to add on Monday at the opening of free agency. So it seems that the first thing they did was make a move that won’t affect their 2019-20 salary cap. It has been...
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Marcus Johansson Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 30, 2019 - 2:29 pm
Don Sweeney admitted Friday he couldn’t get into specifics with unrestricted free agent forward Marcus Johansson because the Bruins don’t yet know how much cap space they actually have to spend with restricted free agents Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo and Danton Heinen in contract limbo. So now it...
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John Beecher Boston Bruins
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WEEI
June 29, 2019 - 1:46 pm
When Bruins development camp ends every summer, a lot of people voice a lot of opinions on what the prospects showed about the three or four days of drills and scrimmages. Few people in attendance can call themselves an expert on what the prospects did at the camp and what they’ve done before...
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Marcus Johansson Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 28, 2019 - 5:30 pm
According to published reports, Bruins unrestricted free agent forward Marcus Johansson has been talking to several teams, including the Columbus Blue Jackets, during the free agent interview period this week. Told that #CBJ has spoken with rep for UFA F Marcus Johansson, who gave them all kinds of...
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Cooper Zech Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 28, 2019 - 9:34 am
Kyle Krug admits he did it. He cut Cooper Zech, who’s now 20 and part of the Bruins’ prospect pool after signing with Providence of the American Hockey League in the spring, when the defenseman tried out for the Belle Tire U-16 team a few years ago. “I’m guilty like some guys that doubted Torey...
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Brandon Pirri Vegas Golden Knights
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Matt Kalman
June 27, 2019 - 9:44 pm
Cam Neely knows what he wants from wings that play with center David Krejci. “David likes to hang on to the puck and kind of slow the pace down a little bit, so it’s really finding a right guy, and David wants to distribute the puck. So you need to have someone that’s willing to shoot the puck,”...
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