Category Archives: Boston Bruins

Seguin close to being traded to the Stars for Eriksson

The Boston Bruins and Dallas stars appear to be closing in a trade that would see two prominent players swap jerseys.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the clubs are close to a deal that would see Tyler Seguin heading to Dallas, with Loui Eriksson going to Boston.

Something Bruin? – B’s reaching out to Alfredsson

For Ottawa’s hockey fans it is downright unfathomable to consider Daniel Alfredsson wearing any other jersey than the Senators’, but Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli isn’t letting that get in the way of trying to make it a reality.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reported today that Chiarelli – a former Senators executive himself – reached out to Alfredsson’s camp and spoke with them “at great length” in hopes of luring the pending agent to Boston for the coming season.

Tyler Seguin is one of the players that could be traded

Could the Bruins be looking to deal Rich Peverley, Chris Kelly or Seguin?

The Bruins will have to take measures to re-sign Horton and Rask. They might have to place Savard on long-term injured reserve, which would allow them to exceed the cap by his $4,007,143 annual hit. That might not be enough. The Bruins might have to trim salary.

Bottom-six forwards Rich Peverley ($3.25 million annual hit) and Chris Kelly ($3 million) could be moved to clear space. Peverley is the more likely trade candidate of the two. He had a disappointing season. The versatile forward had 6 goals and 12 assists during the regular season, then 2 goals and no assists in the playoffs.

Free agent Ference won’t be back with the Bruins

With their run to the Stanley Cup Final now in the hockey history books, the Bruins are making over their roster to deal with the NHL’s decreased salary cap for the 2013-14 season.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and head coach Claude Julien will be conducting exit interviews with all of the players at TD Garden on Wednesday morning as they pack up their bags for the last time before a two-month summer break.

Rask Prepares for Payday

While Tuukka Rask’s season ultimately ended in disappointment, the Finnish goaltender will be able to take solace in the fact that this summer will see him make a serious amount of money.

The goaltender signed a one-year deal at the start of this shortened season, challenged by the management to prove himself as the No.1 goalie and earn a new contract. And, boy, did he do that.

With Rask’s contract at the Boston Bruins now expired, the 26-year old has reportedly quoted fellow goalie, Carey Price’s $39 million contract with the Montreal Canadians as “the starting point for negotiations”, with Rask well aware of how strong a position he finds himself in this summer.

Bruins explore other options now that Iginla’s gone

With Jarome Iginla now a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is moving on.

He’d still like to add a forward and a defenseman before next week’s trade deadline and he’s pouring through both potential UFA rental players, and deeper investments that would require giving up more in terms of talent and salary.

Boston Bruins would be right up Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ryan Whitney’s alley

Ryan Whitney likes being an Edmonton Oilers defenceman, but if GM Steve Tambellini called him up and said he was going to the Boston Bruins in a trade, I’m sure Whitney’s heart would skip a few beats.

He was born in Boston, went to one of hockey’s better prep factories in Thayer Academy (Jeremy Roenick’s school), attended Boston University, played for the legendary Jack Parker, who just retired. Follows all things Beantown.

This would be the perfect landing spot for Whitney.

Matt Bartkowski, prospect Alexander Khokhlachev, and a first-round draft pick for Iginla?

With speculation that Iginla could be headed to the Boston Bruins, McKenzie added that defenceman Matt Bartkowski, prospect Alexander Khokhlachev, and a first-round draft pick could be headed to Calgary in return.

Iginla trade just about to happen?

Iginla has been pulled from the lineup for tonights Flames game and Bob McKenzie from TSN is reporting that Jordan Caron and Matt Bartkowski were perhaps on way out.

Looks like the Iginla deal to the Bruins is right on the verge of happening.



Rumblings: B’s, Habs, Canucks like Clowe

Here’s something important to keep in mind as the Ryane Clowe situation plays itself out before next Wednesday’s trade deadline.

Clowe has a full no-trade clause. The San Jose Sharks have to run this thing by him in order to get a deal done.

Which means if, for whatever reason, Clowe doesn’t believe a certain team is a good fit, he can nix it. Although, in the same vein, Sharks GM Doug Wilson did well by Douglas Murray in the move to Pittsburgh, and the sense is that Wilson and Clowe have a good line of communication on what’s transpiring.

Could Whitney be a good fit on D for B’s?

Chiarelli told last weekend that he’s looking for a defenseman as well as a winger to enhance Boston’s  roster, and a puck-moving left shot blueliner would be at the top of the list. In a perfect world the defenseman would also serve as the power play quarterback that Tomas Kaberle never was two years ago for Boston on its way to the Stanley Cup.

The perfect name at the top of Boston’s list would be Swiss defenseman Mark Streit, who is entering the final month of his walk year with the New York Islanders as an offensive defenseman. Those within the Isles organization have sent out of the smoke signals that they’re hoping to sign Streit to a contract extension, and they sit only a couple of points out of a playoff spot. Streit has five goals and 16 points along with a minus-14 for the Bruins this season, and six of fellow defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky’s nine points this season have been on the power play.

Source: B’s target other forwards besides Iginla

Because of all those factors and Iginla’s popularity in Calgary, its believed Feaster is seeking two prospects and a first-round pick for a player that’s set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. A source indicated to that the Flames are enamored with Bruins 2012 first-round pick Malcolm Subban as an heir apparent to the aging Miikka Kiprusoff in Calgary.

Given that the Bruins were discussing Alex Khokhlachev with the Dallas Stars in exchange for Morrow, a package of Subban, Khokhlachev and a first-round pick is likely in the neighborhood of what Feaster is seeking for Iginla. That’s too rich for Boston’s blood for a rental that will play roughly 10 regular season games plus a playoff run, even if Iginla is a veteran superstar hungering for a Cup that could be exactly what the Bruins are looking for.