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Marc Savard Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm
He’s a beloved former Bruins center who was the fan banner captain for Game 5 of the first round series against Toronto this year. But that hasn’t stopped Marc Savard from joining the team that crushed the Bruins’ dreams in June. The Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Wednesday announced that...
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Charlie McAvoy, Bruins
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Gabby Guerard
July 23, 2019 - 5:30 pm
After giving Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins’ Patrice Bergeron take some freedom last week, The Skate Podcast ’s Ken Laird and Matt Kalman brought in the founding father of Sunday Skate, DJ Bean of NBC Sports Boston. While most were appalled by Wiggy’s take, Tuesday’s episode opened with Bean’s...
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Pavel Shen
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Gabby Guerard
July 23, 2019 - 1:07 pm
Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced Tuesday that the organization has signed forward Pavel Shen to a three-year, entry-level contract with an annual NHL cap hit of $809,167. Shen has played the last two seasons in the Russian Junior Hockey League (MHL), the Supreme Hockey League (VHL), and...
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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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