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This is a template of the bruins gameday posters, using a scan of one of brad marchand from massive...

Gamedayposter_template

This is a template of the bruins gameday posters, using a scan of one of brad marchand from massive collectibles. If you want to use this template, make sure to use a cropped picture, where the background/main colour of the jersey is transparent. layer it over the background, and crop accordingly(sticks, heads, etc. usually overlap stuff, but legs/skates are cut at the date/time label). Use a text tool to enter in the title(BRUINS in the official posters), subtitle (away team tame in official posters, next to "versus") and date/time in appropriate boxes. Any questions, feel free to contact me.

Teams of two may now begin competition for the GIF-Jennings award of the year! Competition will run...

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Teams of two may now begin competition for the GIF-Jennings award of the year! Competition will run until December 31st, on which day the judge (still to be appointed--any volunteers?) will decide which team has posted the best combination of GIFs for 2012. Teams must announce themselves and may or may not assume a team name. (EDITOR'S EDIT: TEAM NAMES ARE REQUIRED. -Sarah) Team names must be approved by both parties before use of the name begins.

Preds match Flyers' Shea Weber offersheet

No Weber in the East? Well that's good news.

Bruins Sign Former Blue Jackets Defenseman Aaron Johnson To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

From the press release: Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 18, that the club has signed defenseman Aaron Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract through the 2012-13 season. Johnson’s contract is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level. Johnson, a 6’1", 204-pound defenseman, skated in 56 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2011-12, registering three goals and setting NHL career highs with 13 assists and 16 points, while collecting 16 penalty minutes. This is exactly what it looks like: cheap defensive depth. Providence struggled mightily on the blueline last year, with a younger defense corps than in any prior year. Johnson has 10-32=42 totals in the NHL in 172 career games, and 26-83=109 totals in the AHL in 215 career games. If nothing else, this will provide the Bruins' bottom pairing with some healthy competition.

Bruins Re-sign Matt Bartkowski To One Year, Two-Way Deal

From the press release: "Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 12, that the club has signed defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a one-year, two-way contract through the 2012-13 season. Bartkowski’s deal is worth $660,000 at the NHL level and $62,500 at the AHL level." Bartkowski doesn't project to be anything incredible at the NHL level, but this gives him the chance to prove himself. Not a bad deal.

Tobacco and the Bruins

I've already spent too much time today searching this site for Camel Mud & Monster Series info, so I'll let you guys peruse this search listing and find what interesting stuff exists for tobacco sponsorships for the B's.

Bruins sign Garnet Exelby, Lane MacDermid for additional depth in Providence

From the Bruins' press release: "Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 11, that the club has signed defenseman Garnet Exelby and forward Lane MacDermid to one-year, two-way contracts through the 2012-13 season. Exelby’s contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $130,000 at the AHL level over the course of the deal. MacDermid’s contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level." Again, like Christian Hanson, Exelby is a depth signing to assist in Providence. MacDermid has an opportunity to develop into a good third-or-fourth liner down the road; good to see that the Bruins retain his services for the next year.

Bruins Sign Christian Hanson To One Year, Two-Way Contract

The Bruins announced today that they signed Christian Hanson to a one-year, two-way contract. The 6'4, 220 pound center from Glens Falls, NY started his career with the Maple Leafs, playing primarily in their farm system for the AHL Marlies. He spent last season with the Hershey Bears, where he picked up 10 goals and 11 assists in 52 games. Don't expect to see Hanson up with Boston, and if you do, the situation is probably pretty dire. He's a depth signing to help in Providence. Interestingly enough, the press release issued by the team directly states: " Hanson’s contract will be worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level." It's pretty nice that teams are revealing contract numbers now instead of saying that the numbers will not be disclosed at this time. (And yes, he is related to Dave Hanson, who played one of one of the Hanson brothers from Slap Shot. Expect the number of Chiefs jerseys at Providence games to bump up a little.)

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