A week after they got journeyman Garnet Exelby to sign a two-way deal with them, the Bruins today inked another well-traveled defenseman to a one-year, two-way contract.
When he woke up Friday morning, Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski was the club’s last remaining unsigned restricted free agent.
That changed by the afternoon when the team announced Bartkowski had been signed to a new one-year, two-way deal for the 2012-13 season.
Keeping up their thrill-a-minute summer, the Bruins today announced two more signings to fill out their depth chart.
Forward Lane MacDermid, a restricted free agent, was re-signed, and journeyman defenseman Garnet Exelby was signed away from the Detroit organization.
The Bruins’ archest enemies have often compared Boston’s style of play to that seen in the movie “Slap Shot.”
Now the Bruins might more resemble the fictional Chiefs after making a minor signing today.
Luckily, TSN and the rest of the national media wasn’t relying on the Bruins to create the frenzy they sold their programming on today.
With the exception of filing the three contracts they already announced they had signed, the Bruins did nothing, and general manager Peter Chiarelli didn’t anticipate that changing, today on the first day of free agency in the NHL.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — It was time for the Bruins’ prospects to move beyond the team building and practicing and actually strut their stuff in a game atmosphere with score kept at Ristuccia Arena today.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — The intensity picked up during Day 3 of the Bruins development camp at Ristuccia Arena today. Here’s a look at some of the action courtesy of Sharon Bradley Photography.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli today made official a couple rumors that have dominated the world of Bruins news the last several days.
Tuukka Rask has signed a one-year deal for $3.5 million to stay with Boston, while Alexander Khokhlachev is going to play in the KHL next season.
If he didn’t have Tim Thomas in front of him these last couple years, maybe Tuukka Rask would be the guy today celebrating a Stanley Cup championship and a new 10-year contract extension instead of Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — As a college free agent who signed with the Bruins last spring, Torey Krug was jettisoned from NHL life as soon as the 2011-12 regular season concluded.
NHL rules made him ineligible to be available to the Bruins in the postseason, and even prevented him from skating with the team’s reserves.
Fresh off winning the OHL and CHL Defenseman of the Year awards, Bruins top prospect Dougie Hamilton now gets a chance to show the Bay State how much he’s improved since he was drafted eighth overall in 2011 and attending last year’s development and training camps.
Maybe it was because the Bruins were defending Stanley Cup champions this season and everyone was trying to go at them harder than ever.
Whatever the reason, Shawn Thornton had to increase his fight card to 20 bouts – tied for most in the league – after he battled in 14 the season before.
All the talk about Tim Thomas the last several weeks has been about the goaltender’s future.
Will he play again? Will he play for the Bruins again? Will the Bruins find a way to get out from under his $5 million cap hit?
From Austria to Boston, Marty Turco fell down the proverbial rabbit hole last spring in an effort to swoop in and help the Bruins in the aftermath of Tuukka Rask’s injury.