The signing of Kevan Miller does not figure to impact what ends up happening with Loui Eriksson.

Loui Eriksson

Loui Eriksson

The signing of Kevan Miller does not figure to impact what ends up happening with Loui Eriksson.

Speaking on a conference call Wednesday, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said that the team remains interested in retaining Eriksson, who was one of three 30-goal-scorers for Boston last season. Playing in his third season with the B’s since coming over from Dallas in the Tyler Sequin trade, Eriksson added 33 assists to his 30 goals for a total of 63 points.

“We’ve been in discussions with Loui and have a pretty good idea where they would like to be at. We’ll see whether or not we can find common ground there, but we have been having ongoing discussions on that front.

“As I’ve always said, [I] really respect him as a player. He had a fabulous year. Would love to be able to retain him.”

The Bruins offered Eriksson a four-year contract prior to the trade deadline, but Eriksson’s camp has insisted on at least five. The veteran wing will turn 31 in July.

The team floated after the trade deadline that the player was not in high demand on the trade market, an idea that Eriksson didn’t necessarily believe.

“It’s hard to tell [if teams didn’t offer the Bruins high draft picks],” Eriksson told WEEI.com after the season. “I don’t know. There was a lot of things going on at around that time.

“I think the type of player that I am, I think a lot of teams want that type of player. We’ll see what’s going to happen.”

Eriksson is coming off a four-year contract worth an average annual value of $4.25 million. He figures to get somewhere in the $5 million or $6 million range annually depending on term.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Kevan Miller is a third-pairing defender on whom the Bruins have relied too much. (Bob DeChiara/Getty Images)On Oct.



The Bruins and Kevan Miller have agreed to a four-year, $10 million deal, according to his agent Peter Fish.

The 28-year-old defenseman played 71 games for the Bruins this past season, his third in the NHL, and posted a career-high 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists) while playing 19:04 per game.

Miller was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Kevan Miller

Kevan Miller

The Bruins and Kevan Miller have agreed to a four-year, $10 million deal, according to his agent Peter Fish.

The 28-year-old defenseman played 71 games for the Bruins this past season, his third in the NHL, and posted a career-high 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists) while playing 19:04 per game.

Miller was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

The Bruins announced a number of moves to their coaching staff Tuesday, most notably that Bruce Cassidy and Jay Pandolfo will join the NHL team as assistant coaches, while longtime assistant coach Doug Jarvis will not be retained.

The Bruins announced a number of moves to their coaching staff Tuesday, most notably that Bruce Cassidy and Jay Pandolfo will join the NHL team as assistant coaches, while longtime assistant coach Doug Jarvis will not be retained.

Cassidy and Pandolfo will join Joe Sacco and Bob Essensa on Claude Julien’s staff. Both Sacco’s future with the team was up in the air following the season, but the B’s have retained the former Avalanche head coach.

For Cassidy, this will be the second time serving as an NHL coach since 2006, as he was let go by the Blackhawks after serving two years an assistant. Prior to that, he was head coach of the Capitals for a season and a half.

After coaching in the OHL, Cassidy was hired by the Bruins as an assistant for Providence in the 2008-09 season. He took over for Rob Murray as head coach after the 2010-11 season. He had a 207-128-45 record in five seasons with Providence.

Since retiring in 2013, Pandolfo has been involved in player development with the Bruins. Last season, he served as the organization’s director of player development, working extensively with Providence players. During his NHL career, Pandolfo played for Julien-coached teams in New Jersey and Boston.

Jarvis joins Doug Houda as assistant coaches the Bruins chose to let go after missing the playoffs for two straight seasons. Houda has since caught on with the Red Wings.

Additionally, the team named Paul Whissel director of sports performance and rehab.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Dennis Seidenberg has two years left on his contract. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports)Players can find out a lot in exit meetings.



Brad Marchand and Team Canada earned a gold medal in the 2016 World Championships Sunday, with Canada defeating Finland in the tournament’s championship in Russia.

Brad Marchand and Team Canada earned a gold medal in the 2016 IIHF World Championships Sunday, with Canada defeating Finland in the tournament’s championship in Russia.

Marchand had an assist on Canada’s second goal (an empty-netter) and had four goals and three assists for seven points over 10 games in the tournament. His biggest goal of the tournament came in Canada’s semifinal win over Team USA on Saturday.

Team USA, of which Bruins left wing Frank Vatrano was a member, lost to Russia in the bronze medal game Sunday. Vatrano finished the tournament with three goals and five assists for eight points in 10 games.

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DJ Bean