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Sam Cohn
July 18, 2019 - 1:50 pm
Chris Kelly is back with the Bruins . General manager Don Sweeney announced on Thursday that the former Bruin has been hired as the team's new player development coordinator. The 38-year-old Kelly spent last season as the development coach for the Ottawa Senators and before that played 14 seasons...
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John Beecher Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 18, 2019 - 7:30 am
Have you heard about Bruins first-round draft pick John Beecher’s skating? Of course you have. It’s the first thing anyone wants to talk about when the subject of the 30th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft’s name comes up in conversation. “I mean the skating just stands out,” were the first words...
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Patrice Bergeron
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Gabby Guerard
July 16, 2019 - 2:25 pm
After Dale Arnold’s censorship on the Dale & Keefe show, Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins joined Matt Kalman and Ken Laird on The Skate Podcast to discuss his radical idea in full: trading Patrice Bergeron. While reflecting on the Bruins ' season, Wiggy asked the basic question, “how do you make this...
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David Krejci Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 16, 2019 - 7:00 am
Is David Krejci overpaid? Has he ever been? Of course not. Here’s what you should know so you’ll stop tweeting that ridiculous myth as though you’re some sort of senile septuagenarian with a bad combover. The contract Bruins center David Krejci was starting the last year of a three-year contract...
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Danton Heinen Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 11, 2019 - 6:44 pm
In the NHL, $2.8 million buys you a 24-year-old forward that can produce 81 points in 162 career games, can be versatile enough to play on any line, on both wings, and can play responsible defense. But if Danton Heinen can be more than that for the Bruins now he’s signed a two-year contract...
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Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 10, 2019 - 2:43 pm
He’s still standing and now he has another milestone to call his own. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is now the oldest active player in the NHL at 42 years old. The distinction was passed on to Chara on Wednesday, when Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen called it a career. Cullen, who will turn 43...
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Danton Heinen Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 09, 2019 - 11:29 pm
On the day the date his arbitration was set for August 3, Danton Heinen avoided arbitration altogether. The 24-year-old restricted free agent forward, who had 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists) in 77 regular season games last season, and eight points (two goals, six assists) in 24 games during the...
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Zdeno Chara
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WEEI
July 09, 2019 - 4:46 pm
The Skate Podcast co-host Ken Laird isn’t pleased with what’s gone on with the Bruins since their Game 7 loss to the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Final. General manager Don Sweeney has not re-signed key restricted free agents Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo and Danton Heinen, and over the...
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Peter Cehlarik Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 08, 2019 - 11:54 am
On the day Marcus Johansson was making his acquaintances with the Buffalo media days after signing a two-year contract with the Sabres, the Bruins re-upped with one of his supposed potential replacements Monday. "I'm happy to do both." - Marcus Johansson on playing wing or center for Sabres. — John...
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Marcus Johansson Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 06, 2019 - 11:29 am
Unsurprisingly the Bruins’ holding pattern with their three restricted free agents has cost them a talented member of their Eastern Conference championship roster from a season ago. Unrestricted free agents forward Marcus Johansson has left to sign with the Atlantic Division rival Buffalo Sabres...
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