Newly re-signed Bruins winger Mark Recchi said Monday that he maintained good dialogue with general manager Peter Chiarelli throughout the offseason before ultimately inking a one-year, $1 million pact with the club on Friday. The 21-year veteran said that given the mutual interest in both parties to get a deal done, there "wasn't any" temptation to hit the free agent market and start over with another team. 


"They wanted me back and I wanted to come back," Recchi said. "…It really wasn't that hard, to be honest.


The Bruins announced a new one-year deal for winger Mark Recchi Monday. The deal, which is believed to be for $1 million plus bonuses, had first been reported on Friday, the same day the Bruins selected Plymouth Whalers center Tyler Seguin in the NHL draft. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer was acquired at the trade deadline in 2009 and has totaled 59 points in 99 games with the Bruins. A veteran of 21 years, Recchi has 563 goals and 922 assists, good for 1485 points.  


Boston Bruins president Cam Neely was a guest of the Dale & Holley show Monday and talked about a variety of topics, including the selection of center Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft. Neely was asked if he expected Seguin to be the roster for Boston when the 2010 season begins.


LOS ANGELES- While Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli would not confirm increasing speculation that the team is trying to move goalie Tim Thomas and center Marc Savard, he did indicate at the conclusion of the NHL draft Saturday that the B's plan to remain active in the trade market.


“I’m not really into speculating about that kind of stuff,” said Chiarelli, who would not comment on Thomas or Savard having potentially waived no-trade clauses. “I’m not going to confirm or deny."


After not having a pick in the third round, the Bruins selected 5-foot-10 Vancouver (WHL) left winger Craig Cunningham with the seventh pick in the fourth round of the NHL draft on Saturday. The pick was the 97th overall choice choice and was acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes in the Aaron Ward deal. The Bruins first three picks were centers Tyler Seguin (second overall), Jared Knight (32), and Ryan Spooner (45). For more on the Bruins, check the Big Bad Blog

LOS ANGELES -- The Bruins have selected another center, Ryan Spooner, with the second of their two picks (45th overall) in second round of the NHL draft. Spooner had 19 goals and 45 assists with Peterborough of the OHL this season. In the opening round Friday, the Bruins selected center Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick, obtained from Toronto in the Phil Kessel trade. With the 32nd overall pick, also obtained in the Kessel trade, the Bruins selected center Jared Knight of the London Knights. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog.

LOS ANGELES -- The Bruins have selected forward Jared Knight with the first of their two picks (32nd overall) in second round of the NHL draft. Knight had 36 goals and 21 assists in 63 games with the London Knights this season.


In addition to the 32nd overall pick, which was obtained from Toronto in the Phil Kessel trade, the Bruins also have their own second round pick, the 45th overall. In the opening round Friday, the B’s selected Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick , also obtained in the Kessel trade.


LOS ANGELES -- They may not always have shown a lot of zip on the ice, but there has been no shortage of intensity with the Bruins’ offseason game.



LOS ANGELES -- With the first round of the NHL draft completed Friday, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli indicated that the Edmonton Oilers were interested in obtaining the Bruins second pick in the draft, but not in working a potential swap that would have provided the B’s the Oilers top pick.


According to Chiarelli Edmonton GM Steve Tambellini hoped to obtain the Bruins pick as a stand alone proposition.


LOS ANGELES_ There is little doubt Tyler Seguin is excited about wearing the Black and Gold and the possibility of immediately playing in the NHL next season.


Minutes after being selected by the Bruins with the second pick in the NHL draft Seguin soaked in the moment and acknowledged his goal is to make the team this season.