So the Admirals are AHL champs. What would the Lightning, the NHL Affiliate, do? Well, change affiliations of course!
The Bruins have agreed to terms with forwards Daniel Paille and Chris Bourque. Paille will remain in Black and Gold through the 2014-15 season and Bourque - acquired last week in a trade with Washington for Zach Hamill's rights - will be a Bruin through the 2013-14 season. Paille has been a member of the Bruins since being acquired in a trade with Buffalo early in the 2009-10 season. The former first-round draft pick of the Sabres has played in 186 regular season games for Boston, notching 25-22=47 totals with 55 penalty minutes. He's also played in 46 postseason games, earning 4-5=9 totals. He'll make $1.3 million per year. Bourque, son of former Bruin Ray Bourque and native of Boston, has only appeared in 33 NHL games all-time, accumulating 1-3=4 totals, but has been a regular 20-goal scorer at the AHL level in Hershey. Bourque's contract is worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 at the AHL level.
Very odd. Doubt it happens but intriguing nonetheless. Interesting aspect to it is the fact that his 35+ contract means retiring doesn't remove his cap hit from the books.
Matt wrote about this four days ago. But nothing's changed. He's not coming. Not for David Krejci, not for Tuukka Rask and definitely not for Milan Lucic. So let's just refrain from entertaining these thoughts anymore, okay? great.
A quick-and-dirty google translate of this article reveals that the Bruins have signed the 22-year-old Svedberg out of Brynas of the SEL. He had a .947 save percentage and 1.70 GAA during his 13 playoff games. The writer of the article says that Svedberg probably expects to start the season in Providence. Interesting...tandem of Khudobin and Svedberg? Where does that leave Hutchinson? IS SOMEONE GETTING TRADED OMG? Post your goalie related thoughts here.
Hey, folks. There's been some talk on the local radio here in Columbus that the Bruins may be getting ready to make a big offer for Rick Nash at the Draft. We put together some possible trade targets over at The Cannon. I'd love to hear what you guys think might be on the table.
One of the guys who runs Broad Street Hockey is taking this survey of NHL fans and how they perceive bias in the NHL - go fill it out!
Shawn Thornton's beauty penalty shot move is up for voting in the TSN Play Of The Year competition. Right now some jerk named Ennis is winning but really, scoring against Budaj isn't impressive. Go vote for Thornton and tell your friends!
"The Bruins are very disappointed by the racist comments that were made following the game last night. These classless, ignorant views are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization." Read more of the same thing on Puck Daddy.
Everything about this - including me posting it less than 90 minutes before game time - is wrong. But Kris Letang? Really? That scroungy, greasy doofus with the terrible hair and the stupid beard-thing isn't just more attractive than Patrice Bergeron, he's 13 SPOTS higher? Stick to Corgis, BuzzFeed. Leave the hockey to people with eyes and brains.