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The NHL announced its national television schedule for the 2015-16 season on Monday. The Bruins will play 11 games on either NBC or NBCSN, including the Jan. 1 Winter Classic.

The NHL announced its national television schedule for the 2015-16 season on Monday. The Bruins will play 11 games on either NBC or NBCSN, including the Jan. 1 Winter Classic.

Boston’€™s first national game will be on Oct. 21, when the B’€™s host the Flyers. The Bruins’€™ full national TV schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, October 21 vs. Philadelphia at 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Friday, November 27 vs. New York Rangers at 1:00 p.m. (NBC)
Wednesday, December 9 at Montreal at 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Wednesday, December 16 vs. Pittsburgh at 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Friday, January 1 vs. Montreal at 1:00 p.m.  (NBC)
Wednesday, January 13 at Philadelphia at 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Sunday, February 14 at Detroit at 3:00 p.m. (NBC)
Wednesday, February 24 vs. Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Sunday, February 28 vs. Tampa Bay at 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Tuesday, March 15 at San Jose at 10:00 p.m. (NBCSN, non-exclusive)
Wednesday, March 23 at New York Rangers at 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Sunday, April 3 at Chicago at 12:30 p.m. (NBC)

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

The NHL announced its national television schedule for the 2015-16 season on Monday. The Bruins will play 12 games on either NBC or NBCSN, including the Jan. 1 Winter Classic.

Boston’€™s first national game will be on Oct. 21, when the B’€™s host the Flyers. The Bruins’€™ full national TV schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, October 21 vs. Philadelphia at 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Friday, November 27 vs. New York Rangers at 1:00 p.m. (NBC)
Wednesday, December 9 at Montreal at 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Wednesday, December 16 vs. Pittsburgh at 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Friday, January 1 vs. Montreal at 1:00 p.m.  (NBC)
Wednesday, January 13 at Philadelphia at 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Sunday, February 14 at Detroit at 3:00 p.m. (NBC)
Wednesday, February 24 vs. Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Sunday, February 28 vs. Tampa Bay at 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Tuesday, March 15 at San Jose at 10:00 p.m. (NBCSN, non-exclusive)
Wednesday, March 23 at New York Rangers at 8:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Sunday, April 3 at Chicago at 12:30 p.m. (NBC)

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Torey Krug recently spoke to Bruins' prospects about online ediquette. (Getty Images)On-ice drills and impressive shootout moves made up just one part of the Bruins’ development camp earlier this month.



Zac Rinaldo wants to become a more complete player in Boston. (Elsa/Getty Images)Zac Rinaldo’s excitement to be a Bruin is evident.



Free agent defenseman Cody Franson said on TSN 1040 Tuesday that the Bruins are among five or six teams with whom he’€™s in contract talks. To listen to the interview, click here.

Free agent defenseman Cody Franson said on TSN 1040 Tuesday that the Bruins are among five or six teams with whom he’€™s in contract talks. To listen to the interview, click here.

Franson, a 6-foot-5 right shot blueliner, was one of the top players in this year’€™s free agent class and is the top player who has yet to sign. Asked about the possibility of playing for the Bruins, Franson said he has asked Milan Lucic about playing in Boston and noted that the Bruins are looking to fill the void left by the trade of Dougie Hamilton.

“I asked [Lucic] a few questions about it,” Franson said. “With the trade they made with Hamilton and some of the other stuff they’€™ve done, they’€™re one of the teams we’€™re in talks with. Yeah, Boston would be an interesting spot. I mean it’€™s obviously a great city and they’€™ve got a great organization and all the things that come with it, but there’€™s a handful of other teams too and everything’€™s kind of just slow rolling at the moment. We’€™re taking it day-by-day.”

Franson’€™s last three contracts have been one-year deals, so he said his preference is a multi-year pact. He said he doesn’€™t have one specific number in mind, and that the holdup on him signing is also tied into the fact that the teams interested in him might need to clear cap space. The Bruins would likely fall into that category, as they have approximately $66,977,667 committed against the cap to 21 players, giving them about $4.42 million in cap space.

“We’€™re open here,” Franson said. “We haven’€™t set a number and we’€™ll take nothing less or a term and we’€™d take nothing less than that. We haven’€™t said that at all. We’€™ve had a lot of teams call and just kind of see where we’€™re at.

“We’€™ve just said in a certain ballpark and nobody’€™s kind of laughed at us. Everybody’€™s thought it was reasonable and stuff. It’€™s just one of those things where some of the teams that we’€™re talking to are in cap crunches and some teams don’€™t want to go maybe as long. A number of different circumstances.”

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

WILMINGTON — Speaking at the conclusion of the team’s development camp, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said he is still active in trying to improve the team’s NHL roster.

WILMINGTON — Bruins prospects held a 4-on-4 scrimmage to wrap up their four-day development camp Friday at Ristuccia Arena. The winner of the game wasn’€™t a team, but rather a player.

That player was left wing Jake DeBrusk, the second of three consecutive first-round picks for the Bruins last month (14th overall) because he did this in a shootout against Zane McIntyre:

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(Footage courtesy of the Bruins, with none other than Pete Blackburn providing the GIF)

In real time, it was borderline confusing. Behind the back and flipped past the best goalie in college hockey last season. DeBrusk didn’€™t stand out during the actual 4-on-4 play, but his shootout goal proved to be the highlight of the entire camp. He will return to Swift Current of the WHL this season.

Here are some other notes from the scrimmage:

– Ryan Donato was the best player on the ice. The 2014 second-round pick played a perfectly balanced game, flashing a good stick in the defensive zone and scoring a nifty goal on Zane McIntyre. Donato will be a freshman at Harvard in the fall.

– After blending in over the first few days of the camp, 15th overall pick Zach Senyshyn stood out in the scrimmage. He and camp invitee Brandon Tanev (Providence College) flew together, with Senyshyn jetting down the wing to feed a Tanev goal before scoring two goals of his own. All in all, Senyshyn appeared to put up four points (two goals, two assists), while helping Tanev’s case to be signed down the road.

– Speaking of Senyshyn, he answered the question that’s been on everybody’s mind. It’s pronounced SEN-ish-in.

– McIntyre made a nice save in front on Peter Cehlarik, but he was also beat often in the scrimmage. Scoring often comes in abundance in these prospect games, and the 4-on-4 format only welcomed more of it.

– Incoming Boston University freshman and Bruins second-round pick Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson disappointed a bit in the scrimmage. Known as a dependable faceoff man and two-way guy, JFK struggled on draws, including losing the opening one to Mike Vecchione to set up an immediate goal against.

– Joonas Kemppainen missed the entire camp with a hamstring injury suffered last week. Don Sweeney said after the camp’s conclusion that the team is not concerned it will be a longterm issue.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean