In an environment where everyone was expecting that Bruins coach Claude Julien and his staff could be near their end of days had the Bruins not made their miracle comeback Monday in Game 7 against Toronto, general manager Peter Chiarelli obviously wanted to restate his confidence in those he’s placed behind his team’s bench to steer this club into the second round and beyond.
To no one’s surprise, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said today during his press conference to announce head coach Claude Julien’s new contract extension that we shouldn’t anticipate any earth-shattering player moves, or any at all for that matter, before training camp in the fall.
The week of the NHL draft traditionally creates an excitable trade market after months of slumber since the in-season trading deadline.
While Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli today described the level of trade talk around the league as high, he didn’t sound like a man ready to pull off any blockbusters before or during the draft in Pittsburgh this weekend.
With the Bruins making it official today that center Gregory Campbell has signed a three-year deal with the club and fellow pivot Chris Kelly has reached an agreement in principle on a four-year deal with the team, Boston now has 12 forwards who played a major role on last year’s team under contract for the 2012-13 season.
BOSTON — No one was expected Bruins president Cam Neely to bring out his hatchet during his end-of-year media conference at TD Garden Thursday and chop away everyone involved in Boston’s first-round flameout a week ago against Washington.
And in fact, Neely expressed confidence and approval when it came to the performance of his head coach and general manager.
BOSTON — The Bruins practiced today at the TD Garden after taking Sunday off.
Among the squad on the ice was winger Brad Marchand, who then had a phone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan about a potential fine or suspension for the clip on Vancouver’s Sami Salo Saturday.
Brad Marchand scored 21 goals as a rookie in the regular season last year, and added 11 more in the run to the Stanley Cup championship.
In discussing tomorrow’s start of the free-agent “frenzy” today during a conference call, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli’s favorite word was “wary.”
Although the excitement level for the Bruins going into this year’s draft isn’t as high as it was a year ago when they held the No. 2 overall pick, general manager Peter Chiarelli is still eager to get to St. Paul, Minnesota and make his club’s pick at No. 9 Friday night.
BOSTON — Last summer, Tim Thomas trade rumors were all the rage.
Today Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli explained how dealing the eventual Conn Smythe Trophy winner wasn’t as close as some reported.
BOSTON — The Bruins have their coaching staff under contract, all but five of their 23 players are signed for next season and they emerged from the 2011 Stanley Cup championship run relatively healthy.
So a repeat should be in the works next season, right?
You’ll never find a better explanation of how not dead-set in his ways head coach Claude Julien is — and in fact does make changes when necessary — than what general manager Peter Chiarelli said today during a pre-Stanley Cup Final press conference at the TD Garden today.
During his weekly radio appearance with Toucher and Rich on 98.5 The Sports Hub, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli offered some interesting updates on Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin today.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli was a brief guest of TradeCentre with James Duthie on TSN this afternoon, some 90 minutes before the arrival of the trade deadline.