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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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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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Amin Touri
July 01, 2019 - 1:54 pm
The Bruins bolstered their goaltending depth on the first day of free agency on Monday, signing free agent goaltender Maxime Lagace to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Quebec. Max Lagacé @NHLBruins 1 / $700 000 (2 way) #tvasports — Renaud...
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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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