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Stempniak, Winnik face uphill battle for Bruins roster spot

Source | 14 hrs ago.

It was a little surprising when there were no veteran tryouts originally announced for the Bruins training camp roster a couple of weeks ago. Both players have had long, solid NHL careers with a litany of teams after starring for New England college hockey programs, Stempniak with Dartmouth and Winnik with UNH, and both players are now veterans that will need to sing for their NHL supper in training camp.

Capitals vs. Bruins preseason Game 2: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

Source | 1 day ago.

Hockey season is back, and the reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals continue their preseason schedule against the Boston Bruins, this time at Capital One Arena.  While the banner-raising ceremony is still a month away, the Capitals play their

Anders Bjork looking to take lessons from bit of a lost rookie season

Source | 2 days ago.

Young Bruins winger Anders Bjork comes into this fall's B's training camp with plenty still left to prove. Just a year ago the 22-year-old was riding high after a Hobey Baker-level season with Notre Dame and a stint at the world championships that pushed him to sign with the Bruins, and he was penciled in as the right wing with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand to start the regular season. The season wasn't the stuff of hockey dreams for Bjork, unfortunately, and he put together a decent four goals and 12 points in 30 games for Boston before a shoulder injury ultimately ended his season prematurely.

Capitals vs. Bruins preseason Game 1: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

Source | 3 days ago.

It's finally here.Hockey season is back, and the reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals are finally set to take the ice as a team for the first time since defeating the Las Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final. While

Morning Skate: Plenty of lingering Erik Karlsson talk the day after his seismic trade went down

Source | 5 days ago.

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I'm reading while the Bruins actually kick off their preseason schedule this weekend. *With Max Pacioretty and Erik Karlsson both traded out of the Atlantic Division over the last few days, more teams in Boston's division like the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators are embracing massive rebuilds. Now with the news that Henrik Zetterberg's career is over due to back woes, there's another team in Detroit that's saying goodbye to one of their star players and probably taking a hit in the short term because of it.

Bruins look better . . . but so does their division

Source | 5 days ago.

Expectations should be sky high for the Bruins this season. Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak all scored 30 goals last season and it would be a reasonable expectation for them to do so again, whether they're playing together or not. Gifted rookies like Jake DeBrusk, Charlie McAvoy and Danton Heinen should be even better in their second crack at the NHL.

Ridiculous the Bruins had to cancel practice on 1st day in China

Source | 5 days ago.

The Boston Bruins knew that going to China for a couple of preseason games this month was going to present a unique set of challenges given the travel and time zone change involved. The Bruins had to cancel their first on-ice training camp session for 23 players because all of their equipment was held up by Chinese customs after the team's arrival. Bruins assistant coach Joe Sacco didn't have much in the way of information when asked about it on Tuesday after the Bruins back in Boston went through their fitness testing at Warrior Ice Arena, but the details are pretty self-evident.

Erik Karlsson trade shows Doug Wilson is all in for Sharks to win now

Source | 5 days ago.

The last time the San Jose Sharks made a deal as big as their acquisition of Erik Karlsson, general manager Doug Wilson took advantage of the Boston Bruins' front office instability and its inability to understand the true value of Joe Thornton. In other words, Wilson saw a weakness and worked it because time's a-wastin' for the Sharks in their present configuration. The cost of center Chris Tierney, defenseman Dylan DeMelo, a 2019 second-round draft pick, a 2020 first-round pick, a conditional selection, and prospects Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers is considerable, but it's not equivalent to the Karlsson of today.

Stars C Seguin signs eight-year, $78.8 million extension

Source | 5 days ago.

Center Tyler Seguin signed an eight-year, $78.8 million contract extension Thursday with the Dallas Stars. The 26-year-old Seguin, selected No. 2 overall by Boston in the 2010 NHL Draft, will earn an average of $9.85 million per year. "I'm thrilled to have this signed going into the season," said Sequin, a native of Brampton, Ont. "Dallas has become home to me and I love this organization.

Breaking up is hard to do, but could it help Bruins' offense?

Source | 8 days ago.

In what could be a season-long search for an answer to the question, the Bruins kick off training camp with a decision on their hands about their top forward line that was the NHL's best pretty much all last season. Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak formed the "Perfection Line" and all three scored 30-plus goals while playing dominant two-way hockey all season, to the point where it was months into the season before opponents scored an even-strength goal against them. All that being said, the Bruins clearly also became way too one-dimensional offensively in the second round against a pretty solid Tampa Bay Lightning defensive unit.

Countdown to Bruins camp: Patrice Bergeron

Source | 10 days ago.

From now until the beginning of training camp, Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty is profiling players who will be on, or have a chance to be on, the 2018-19 Bruins. The 33-year-old Bergeron had a great season on many levels, but also a sobering season in that he again missed time with injuries and showed that he is indeed mortal and subject to the power of Father Time. Despite missing 18 games with injuries, Bergeron put together some Hart Trophy-level numbers that would have been even more impressive had he played, say, 80 games.

Morning Skate: Hard not to overlook Senators' problems

Source | 11 days ago.

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I'm reading while the final weekend without official NHL hockey has arrived. *Matt Duchene thinks that the Ottawa Senators are being overlooked by everybody across the NHL. I think that plenty of people have been looking right at the Sens since the end of last season, and they've seen controversy and trouble everywhere. Whether it's Mike Hoffman getting traded because of some kind of social media conflict between his girlfriend and Erik Karlsson's wife, or it's an assistant GM getting charged with allegedly assaulting a hotel employee at draft weekend in Buffalo, it's been one piece of bad news after another.

Tavares pursuit may not be last time tensions rise between Bruins, Krejci

Source | 12 days ago.

With that in mind, it’s not shocking that David Krejci admitted that it hurt when the Boston Bruins made a failed bid to sign John Tavares. Krejci recently opened up to NBC Boston’s Joe Haggerty about his experiences. From what he said, it sounds like being in the dark and being badgered by certain Bruins fans bothered him the most. Krejci is correct about that being a quick process, as most will probably forget that the Bruins were even – tangentially – in the mix for Tavares.

NHL clock beginning to tick on B's 2015 first-rounders Senyshyn and Zboril

Source | 12 days ago.

There's no denying that pressure is starting to mount for Bruins prospects Zach Senyshyn and Jakub Zboril. Two of the NHL-record three consecutive draft picks taken in the middle of the 2015 first round, Senyshyn and Zboril both have extreme outside shots at winning an NHL roster spot when training camp closes in October. After watching fellow first-round brother-in-arms, Jake DeBrusk, make a splash with the Bruins last season, and witnessing fellow 2015 first-rounders like Brock Boeser, Travis Konecny, Mitch Marner, Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, Ivan Provorov, Zack Werenski, Mat Barzal and Kyle Connor establish themselves the past three seasons, it's got to feel to them like it's "go time" for Senyshyn and Zboril.

NHL notebook: Stars' Seguin anticipates extension

Source | 12 days ago.

Dallas Stars standout Tyler Seguin is entering the final year of his six-year, $34.5 million contract but isn't all that interested in becoming a free agent, he told reporters during an NHL promotional event in Chicago on Thursday. Camp opens on Sept. 14 in Boise, Idaho, so the pace of negotiations will have to pick up for that to occur. Seguin scored a career-best 40 goals last season, when he had 78 points in 82 games in his fifth campaign with the Stars.

Tyler Seguin on extension talks, new Stars head coach

Source | 13 days ago.

One week after Tyler Seguin expressed his disappointment with the lack of negotiations regarding a contract extension with the Dallas Stars, there’s been some movement. “The update from those comments is there’s dialogue now,” Seguin told Pro Hockey Talk during the NHL Player Media Tour in Chicago on Thursday. Seguin has one year left on a deal he signed six years ago while with the Boston Bruins.

Countdown to Bruins training camp: Tuukka Rask

Source | 13 days ago.

From now until the beginning of training camp, Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty is profiling players who will be on, or have a chance to be on, the 2018-19 Bruins. Rask, 31, had a solid regular season for the Bruins with the regular share of high points and low points, but he was mightily aided by a strong season from backup goalie Anton Khudobin. Rask finished 34-14-5 in 53 regular-season starts.

B's not expecting the same rookie wave this season as last year

Source | 13 days ago.

Former first-round picks like Zach Senyshyn and Jakub Zboril are still waiting to make their NHL breakthrough after getting selected way back in 2015, and other newer first round picks like Trent Frederic and Urho Vaakanainen are looking to make their impact in Boston as well. All talent and full prospect cupboards aside, however, it's not going to be like last season where an impressively large rookie group of Jake DeBrusk, Charlie McAvoy, Danton Heinen, Matt Grzelcyk and Sean Kuraly all made major impacts on the NHL club basically from beginning to end. Bruce Cassidy said the simple truth of the matter is that there won't be as many NHL roster spots up for grabs this time around coming off a successful 112-point season.

Morning Skate: Wheeler another that got away from the B's

Source | 13 days ago.

*The big NHL news of the last 24 hours was Blake Wheeler signing a five-year, $41 million contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets that might just allow their captain to end his career with the Jets. Certainly one can make the easy argument that the Bruins wouldn't have won the Cup in 2011 without making the Rich Peverley trade, where they sent Wheeler and Mark Stuart to the Atlanta Thrashers, who eventually became the Winnipeg Jets.

Countdown to Bruins training camp: Jake DeBrusk

Source | 16 days ago.

From now until the beginning of training camp, Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty is profiling players who will be on, or have a chance to be on, the 2018-19 Bruins. The 21-year-old DeBrusk won a top-6 job in training camp with the Bruins, and never looked back in a solid rookie campaign that included a clutch goal scored in Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. DeBrusk played with smarts, toughness and plenty of skill while skating on David Krejci's left side for the duration of the entire season, and brought a positive, determined personality to the B's dressing room as well.

Bergeron 'a little behind' after groin surgery, aiming for Oct. 3 opener

Source | 19 days ago.

Bergeron had the procedure in June after a tear in his groin never fully healed in the weeks following the B's playoff defeat. The Bruins franchise center said his goal is to be fully healthy for Opening Night Oct. 3 in Washington against the Stanley Cup-champion Capitals and perhaps get into a preseason game or two as training camp winds down.

Tyler Seguin 'Disappointed' to Still Be Waiting for Long-Term Deal From Stars

Source | 21 days ago.

At this point in the summer, Tyler Seguin thought he’d have some news to share, but as he prepares for training camp at BioSteel Camp in Toronto, the center expressed his displeasure in not having a contract extension with the Dallas Stars done. The Stars forward scored a career-high 40 goals in 2017-18, posting 78 points and getting some acknowledgement as a dark horse MVP candidate on the season. During his tenure with the Stars, he’s been one the NHL’s most consistent scorers, scoring at least 26 goals and netting 40-plus assists in each of the last five seasons.

Bruins' Zdeno Chara posts video showing his ridiculous strength

Source | 22 days ago.

Zdeno Chara is strong, like really strong. Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is proving to be an ageless wonder. Sure, he may not be able to produce as much offensively as he once did, evident by his 24 points last season — his second-lowest total over a full campaign since he joined the Bruins — but you can’t knock what the hulking defender gives the club in his own end.

Countdown to Bruins camp: Matt Grzelcyk

Source | 24 days ago.

From now until the beginning of training camp, Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty is profiling players who will be on, or have a chance to be on, the 2018-19 Bruins. The 24-year-old Grzelcyk entered last season as a decent D-man prospect for the Bruins, but there were few expectations that he would make a big contribution to the NHL club. What Happened Last Year: Grzelcyk started the season on the NHL roster and never looked back by continually making plays, simply moving forward with the puck at all times and showing the kind of potential where there could be growth to his game.

Watch: Charlie McAvoy Signed a Baby at Bruins Fan Fest

Source | 29 days ago.

Charlie McAvoy’s pro hockey career is only one NHL season old, but the defenseman has garnered plenty of attention. Following a fast start to his tenure with the Bruins in the 2017 playoffs, McAvoy earned himself some Calder Trophy consideration in his standout rookie season. Bruins fans showed their appreciation for the 20-year-old blueliner at the Bruins Fan Fest Tour in Springfield, MA, where McAvoy signed autographs.