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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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David Krejci Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 18, 2019 - 4:14 pm
If the Bruins are going to ignore the obvious solution to their top-six forward problem and are going to keep David Pastrnak with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand rather than move Pastrnak to David Krejci’s right side , then they’re going to have to find a right wing for Krejci and Jake DeBrusk...
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Patrice Bergeron
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Matt Kalman
June 18, 2019 - 1:37 pm
The Bruins played until June 12 but came one win shy of winning the Stanley Cup. One of the few rewards they get for reaching Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final but coming up short against the St. Louis Blues is a somewhat abbreviated preseason schedule in the fall. The Bruins announced Tuesday they...
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David Pastrnak Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 17, 2019 - 8:06 pm
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney obviously didn’t want to acknowledge his team’s hole among its top six forwards just five days after Boston lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to St. Louis. Asked specifically Monday at his year-end press conference about his priorities and where landing another...
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Zdeno Chara
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Matt Kalman
June 17, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Zdeno Chara already revealed last week it’s going to take five to six weeks for him to be recovered from multiple jaw fractures the Bruins defenseman suffered in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Turns out he’ll be recuperating from some other surgery as well over that span. “Zdeno is having a small...
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David Backes Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 15, 2019 - 2:14 pm
Here’s where David Backes was on coach Bruce Cassidy’s pecking order when making a lineup for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final: Cassidy opted to continue to dress Noel Acciari with a fractured sternum instead of the 35-year-old Backes. The Minnesota native had no points in six games playing with...
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Torey Krug Boston Bruins
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Evan Marinofsky
June 14, 2019 - 6:51 pm
One of the hot topics of the upcoming Bruins offseason will be what to do about defenseman Torey Krug. The 28-year-old is heading into the final year of his four-year, $21 million contract and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2020. The Bruins obviously have three choices: let him play...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 14, 2019 - 5:21 pm
Zdeno Chara’s jaw had multiple fractures after Brayden Schenn’s shot deflected off Chara’s stick into his face. Two days after having plates and wires inserted into his mouth, Chara was back in the Bruins lineup for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. Amazingly Chara was also...
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Don Sweeney Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 14, 2019 - 2:17 pm
As if the agony of losing in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final wasn’t enough, now the Bruins have to pay for their success at the 2019 NHL Draft. As the league runner-up, the Bruins will be picking 30th overall in the first round, although at least they kept their first-round pick rather than...
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