Category Archives: Boston Bruins
Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca writes … Bruins’ cap issues force Iginla to explore options
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Joe Haggerty writes …. Chiarelli: Bruins won’t be using any compliance buyouts
Boston Herald.com is reporting that the Bruins boot Brad Marchand trade talk
TVASports.com is reporting that the Bruins and Sharks could be talking about a Brad Marchand plus more for Patrick Marleau type of trade.
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Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports that Players such as Brad Marchand ($4.5 million cap hit) and/or Johnny Boychuk ($3.66 million cap hit) could be moved.
TVA Sports is reporting that the Boston Bruins are talking about a new contract with Jarome Iginla.
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Darren Dreger: That’s certainly the hope of the Boston Bruins and of Jarome Iginla as well. I know Peter Chiarelli, the Bruins general manager, reached out to Don Meehan from Newport Sports last week. There’s been no official back-and-forth in terms of dialogue or a negotiation and the reality is that the Bruins don’t have the tag room or the cap space to close this deal in-season.
B’s scout Adam Creighton at last 3 Blue Jackets games per @Aportzline, & pair of Columbus scouts at B’s/Caps. Something may be cooking there
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) March 4, 2014
The Bruins shouldn’t be in need of a new No. 1 goaltender for some time, but Subban appears to be a viable candidate. Or, perhaps, a very valuable chip in a possible trade.
Here are a few names to keep in mind when the Bruins get serious about a veteran defenseman on the trade market:
Chiarelli could try to find a more experienced defenseman on the trade market, perhaps dangling a young blueliner to a non-contender for a player with a little more on his resume. The Sabres’ Henrik Tallinder comes to this mind, while the Rangers’ Dan Girardi, the Jets’ Mark Stuart and the Senators’ Chris Phillips — all unrestricted free agents at season’s end — have come to others’.
It has not been the easiest season for Brad Marchand. The winger has struggled to produce, with five goals and nine assists in 34 games entering Thursday’s game, and has had multiple incidents of questionable judgment in the last week, with his antics in Vancouver and a boarding penalty against the Flames.
In the wake of Marchand mimicking kissing his Stanley Cup ring and then mimicking raising the Cup and kissing it during a loss to the Canucks last Saturday, his coach and general manager expressed disappointment in him.
But that doesn’t mean GM Peter Chiarelli wants him gone.