A signing of Jimmy Vesey very well could have bumped Matt Beleskey down Boston’s depth chart, but the veteran left wing made it clear late Friday night that he wanted the Bruins to sign the former Harvard captain.

Beleskey tweeted his displeasure with Vesey’s agreement with the Rangers, tweeting to the Vesey that he’d made a “bad decision.”

A signing of Jimmy Vesey very well could have bumped Matt Beleskey down Boston’s depth chart, but the veteran left wing made it clear late Friday night that he wanted the Bruins to sign the former Harvard captain.

Beleskey tweeted his displeasure with Vesey’s agreement with the Rangers, tweeting to the Vesey that he’d made a “bad decision.”

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Naturally, Beleskey’s tweet was met with some super-hilarious and inappropriate responses from Rangers fans. This response was actually retweeted by Beleskey.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Jimmy Vesey chose the Rangers over the Bruins and a number of other teams. (Getty Images)It all seemed simple enough: If it were about money, Jimmy Vesey would have chosen the Predators long ago.



Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said on a conference call Friday night that the team did not make any promise of a top-six role before signing free agent left wing Jimmy Vesey.

“I never got the feeling that he was looking for any kind of promise,” Gorton said. “I think that he’s a pretty proud guy and I think he’s very confident in his abilities.”

Jimmy Vesey chose to sign with the Rangers Friday. (Getty Images)

Jimmy Vesey chose to sign with the Rangers Friday. (Getty Images)

Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said on a conference call Friday night that the team did not make any promise of a top-six role before signing free agent left wing Jimmy Vesey.

“I never got the feeling that he was looking for any kind of promise,” Gorton said. “I think that he’s a pretty proud guy and I think he’s very confident in his abilities.”

Well, Vesey did have a promise of such a role from the Predators before he elected free agency and he had at least one more when he met with teams this week.

According to a source present at Wednesday’s meeting at Warrior Ice Arena, the Bruins told Vesey that he would be used as a top-six forward, most likely lining up to the left of David Krejci on Boston’s second line. Krejci was among the Bruins players present for Wednesday’s meeting, which lasted two and a half hours.

Vesey turned down the Bruins and six other teams — the Sabres, Blackhawks, Islanders, Penguins, Leafs and Devils — by electing to sign a two-year deal with the Rangers on Friday.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Nashville and Buffalo’s loss did not end up being Boston’s gain, as free agent left wing Jimmy Vesey chose to sign a two-year entry level contract with the Rangers on Friday.

Nashville and Buffalo’s loss did not end up being Boston’s gain, as free agent left wing Jimmy Vesey chose to sign a two-year entry level contract with the Rangers on Friday.

The Bruins were among the last teams standing for the services of the North Reading native, who also met with the Blackhawks, Islanders, Devils, Penguins and Leafs over the last two days.

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DJ Bean

Jimmy Vesey’s agent said that there are still “a handful of teams in the mix” as the player moves towards making his decision as to where he will sign his first pro contract.

Peter Fish said the Bruins are one of the teams still in the running and that reports that the Hobey Baker winner has whittled his list down to just the Rangers and Blackhawks are “not true.”

Jimmy Vesey’s agent said that there are still “a handful of teams in the mix” as the player moves towards making his decision as to where he will sign his first pro contract.

Peter Fish said the Bruins are one of the teams still in the running and that reports that the Hobey Baker winner has whittled his list down to just the Rangers and Blackhawks are “not true.”

Vesey is expected to make his decision Friday or Saturday. After becoming a free agent at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Vesey spent two days meeting with seven teams: the Bruins, Blackhawks, Devils, Rangers, Islanders, Penguins and Leafs. Boston was the final team with which Vesey met. He also met with the Sabres after they acquired his rights in a pre-draft trade with Nashville.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Jimmy Vesey is done with his meetings, but it doesn’t appear an announcement will come just yet.

Sticking to his anticipated timeline of expecting a decision by the weekend, agent Peter Fish said Vesey will not make his devision on Thursday.