bruins http://www.weei.com/taxonomy/term/3/www.weei.com/weei/shows-schedules/weei.com/BigBadBlog.weei.com en Keeping Johnny Boychuk the reward in Bruins' risky signings http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/09/29/keeping-johnny-boychuk-reward-bruins-risky-signings <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/pictures/492463011.jpg" alt="Johnny Boychuk is entering the final season of his contract. (Getty Images)" width="350" height="525" align="right" />The risk the Bruins took with giving Reilly Smith and Torey Krug one-year deals is that they will have a lot of players to sign next summer and not a lot of cap space to keep everyone.</p> <div class="columnist_subtitle_bottom"> <div class="social-option"> <script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script> <div class="fb-share-button" data-href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/09/29/keeping-johnny-boychuk-reward-bruins-risky-signings" data-width="50" data-type="button_count"></div> </div> <div id="twitter-button" class="social-option"> <a href="http://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="horizontal" data-via="weei">Tweet</a> </div> <div id="plus-one" class="social-option"><g:plusone size="medium"></g:plusone></div> <div id="email" class="social-option"> <a href="mailto:"><img src="/sites/all/themes/weei/images/social/mail.png" />&nbsp;Email</a> </div> <div class="social-option bubble left"> <a href="#comments"><fb:comments-count href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/09/29/keeping-johnny-boychuk-reward-bruins-risky-signings" /></a> </div> </div> <div class="columnist_newsletter_block"><!-- <iframe width="100%" scrolling="no" height="200" frameborder="0" src="/sites/all/modules/bullpen/bullpen_navigation/templates/tabs/daily-mash-large.php"></iframe> --> </div> <div id="related_container"> <div id="related_main"> <div class="left" style="width:48%; 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} </style> <div class="OUTBRAIN" data-src="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/09/29/keeping-johnny-boychuk-reward-bruins-risky-signings" data-widget-id="FT_N" data-ob-template="entercom" ></div> <p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/09/29/keeping-johnny-boychuk-reward-bruins-risky-signings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bruins Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:01:44 +0000 DJ Bean 614866 at http://www.weei.com Bruins release Ville Leino from tryout, send Chris Breen to Providence http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/bruins-release-ville-leino-tryout-send-chris-breen-providence <!--paging_filter--><p>The Bruins released veteran forward Ville Leino from his tryout agreement and sent defenseman Chris Breen to Providence Monday.</p> <p>After Monday&#8217;€™s practice, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Leino is weighing his options between trying to stay in the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/nhl.htm">NHL</a> or heading to Europe.</p> <p>&#8216;€œI talked to Ville this morning in part because of Reilly [Smith] coming back and we had to cut down some numbers too,&#8217;€ Chiarelli said. &#8216;€œSo I spoke with him this morning and he wasn&#8217;€™t sure what he was going to do as far as <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/nhl-hockey.htm">NHL</a> or European competition.&#8217;€</p> <p>Breen was signed this summer as a free agent after spending his first four professional seasons in the Flames organization.</p> <p>For more Bruins news, visit <a href="http://www.weei.com/bruins">weei.com/bruins</a>.</p> Blog bruins Other Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:08:30 +0000 614546 at http://www.weei.com Chiarelli hopes to extend Krug, Smith soon http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21614266/chiarelli-hopes-extend-krug-smith-soon <!--paging_filter--> <a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Smith_Reilly-Bruins-head-13.jpg"></a> <p>Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said after signing Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to one-year deals Monday that he hopes to get extensions signed with the players soon.</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21614266/chiarelli-hopes-extend-krug-smith-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bruins Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:34:15 +0000 DJ Bean 614266 at http://www.weei.com Peter Chiarelli hopes to sign Torey Krug, Reilly Smith to fair extensions soon http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/peter-chiarelli-hopes-sign-torey-krug-reilly-smith-fair-extensions-soon <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_49993" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Smith_Reilly-Bruins-head-13.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-49993" src="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Smith_Reilly-Bruins-head-13.jpg" alt="Reilly Smith" width="150" height="254" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Reilly Smith</p></div> <p>Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said after signing Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to one-year deals Monday that he hopes to get extensions signed with the players soon.</p> <p>Krug and Smith were both entry level free agents, meaning they were not eligible for arbitration and could not negotiate with other teams, so they were essentially forced to settle for the $1.4 million deals the cap-space-strapped Bruins gave them.</p> <p>&#8216;€œThroughout the process I explained to them that we have some challenges here cap-wise and it was important for them to get in and play,&#8221; Chiarelli said. &#8220;We&#8217;€™ll try to bang out an extension as soon as we can because those are two kids, two young men, that we want to have in the mix. They missed a week and change but they both always are in pretty good shape.&#8221;</p> <p>Both Krug and Smith expressed their preference to stay in Boston beyond this season. They&#8217;€™ll both be restricted free agents at season&#8217;€™s end if they are not signed by then.</p> <p>&#8220;I want to be in Boston for as long as I can,&#8221; Krug said. &#8220;With this group of guys, you see the attitude in here and what it takes to win, and it&#8217;s something that I want to be a part of for as long as I can. Right now I&#8217;m just happy to be back and get through this season and make sure I do my job. I&#8217;ve never had an issue with having to prove myself again and I&#8217;ll try to do it again. We&#8217;ll see where it takes me.&#8221;</p> <p>Both Smith and Krug were aware that their contracts for the coming season are less than they might be worth, but they both expressed optimism that they will eventually come to terms on fair value for their next contracts.</p> <p>Said Chiarelli: &#8220;I explained to them throughout the process that these are two players we&#8217;€™d like to keep. Just please be patient with us and we&#8217;€™ll hammer away at it as soon as we can to try and keep these guys. So that means right away, on a one-year deal, right away you work at it and you can try and get something done. So, yeah. In the context of keeping them, yeah, these are two players that are good performers for us and they&#8217;€™re young. Young legs are good in this business.&#8221;</p> <p>The Bruins still need to trade someone &#8212; likely a defenseman &#8211;€” to be cap-compliant, but Chiarelli said Monday that he is not going to &#8220;€œforce anything.&#8221;</p> Blog bruins Other Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:30:42 +0000 614276 at http://www.weei.com Bruins sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, 9-29-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/bruins-sign-torey-krug-and-reilly-smith-9-29-14-0 <!--paging_filter-->DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts. <br/><br/><b>[0:00:31]</b> ... taking these -- -- deal. These guys had no leverage that's flooded <b>Capitol</b> <b>Hill</b> brought that up because. Peter surely needed yet accuse overpaying his guys cheap at that but surely generally takes care of his ... <br/><b>[0:01:48]</b> ... end of the year. Or chuck sort of -- and on the <b>restricted</b> <b>free</b> <b>agent</b>. They've already got like fifteen million dollars I'd upbeat and guys. And cap -- go up without a shirt. Some somewhat but we don't know how much as if he's got a code that really good year then. The -- third -- look at it really messy Nazis in the. It's a DJ so -- site -- signed Smith got a one year at the core of this team is basically still intact obviously again was not here. Soul what what would make a broad -- optimistic about the <b>upcoming</b> <b>season</b> rule would be seen in camp so far that would make you say okay. OK -- we still got it we still got a chance. Call -- -- just so what are dealing kept bugging her Toronto market looked really good but you know what you'd go I'd be really good. Really take -- back it with the overall. Picture in the <b>Eastern</b> <b>Conference</b>. And without the get up they got Christian air hopper but nothing you know they -- to their department. Two free agency. But really after competition as far as heavy hitters. In eastern -- so yeah I got out by the Canadian last year but you still consider the -- but in <b>Eastern</b> <b>Conference</b> org -- even though. I mean there's there's is that the opposite that yup that's dropped there is worse than it was ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio bruins Other Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:58:00 +0000 614271 at http://www.weei.com Krug, Smith take 1-year deals from Bruins http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21613756/krug-smith-take-1-year-deals-bruins <!--paging_filter--> <a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Krug_Torey-Bruins-head-13.jpg"></a> <p>The Bruins announced Monday morning that they have signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to one-year contracts worth $1.4 million apiece.</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21613756/krug-smith-take-1-year-deals-bruins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bruins Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:11:52 +0000 DJ Bean 613756 at http://www.weei.com Bruins playing with fire with Reilly Smith, Torey Krug contracts http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/bruins-playing-fire-reilly-smith-torey-krug-contracts <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_50202" style="width: 410px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/486887381-2.jpg"><img class="wp-image-50202" src="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/486887381-2.jpg" alt="Torey Krug and Reilly Smith both took one-year deals. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)" width="400" height="298" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Torey Krug and Reilly Smith both took one-year deals. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)</p></div> <p>The Bruins got two blossoming young players, one a power-play cog and the other a second-line right wing, to take one-year contracts worth $1.4 million apiece.</p> <p>Yet when all is said and done &#8211; and admittedly, we don&#8217;€™t say this often around these parts &#8211; Monday&#8217;€™s signings may not end up in the &#8216;€œAdvantage: Chiarelli&#8217;€ column.</p> <p>Both Smith and Krug had exactly no leverage. They were entry-level free agents (players who had reached the end of their entry level deals but hadn&#8217;€™t accrued enough <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/nhl.htm">NHL</a> service time to qualify for restricted free agency), so they were only allowed to negotiate with one team. That team happened to only have $3.218 million in cap space, so the summer, as well as the first 11 days of training camp, served as a waiting game of sorts.</p> <p>On Monday, the wait ended, and the players swallowed their pride and took what is essentially the hockey version of the franchise tag, but instead of getting big money, they got underpaid.</p> <p>That&#8217;€™s great for the Bruins this season. They don&#8217;€™t have to trade <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/johnny-boychuk.htm">Johnny Boychuk</a>, which was the worst-case scenario all along, and they don&#8217;€™t have to trade <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/chris-kelly.htm">Chris Kelly</a>, who despite carrying a high cap hit ($3 million), makes the Bruins a better team in ways unquantifiable. They still have to trade someone to fill out their roster with their young forwards or Simon Gagne, but the savings required is now under $1 million.</p> <p>With the one-year deals to Smith and Krug, however, the Bruins are asking for trouble going forward. They already have $49,897,857 against the salary cap committed to 10 players (<a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/marc-savard.htm">Marc Savard</a> not included) for the 2015-16 season, with some important players still unsigned past this season.</p> <p>The big ones: <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/johnny-boychuk.htm">Johnny Boychuk</a> and Carl Soderberg are both in the final year of their contracts before unrestricted free agency, while Smith and Krug can now be added to a restricted free agent class highlighted by Dougie Hamilton. Signing Hamilton to a multi-year deal that will eat up the early years of his prime is critical if they want to avoid the mistake the Canadiens made by giving P.K. Subban a bridge deal and then having to give him an eight-year, $72 million contract.</p> <p><a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/daniel-paille.htm">Daniel Paille</a>, <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/gregory-campbell.htm">Gregory Campbell</a> and Adam McQuaid are also unrestricted free agents to be, while Jordan Caron, Justin Florek and Niklas Svedberg are set to become restricted free agents at season&#8217;s end. Peter Chiarelli has said he is going to trade a defenseman; McQuaid ($1.566 million cap hit) or Bartkowski ($1.25 million) would be enough to solve the Bruins&#8217; cap situation for now.</p> <p>If the Bruins had more cap space, the safe play would have been to give both Krug and Smith two- or three-year deals with cap hits of $2.5 million or more. With good seasons &#8211;€” Krug had 40 points last season and Smith raced out to 18 goals in the first 52 games of the season before getting sick during the Olympic break and being ineffective down the stretch of the regular season &#8212; both players could command even more than that next summer, but unlike these negotiations, they&#8217;€™ll be able to both file for arbitration and talk to other teams.</p> <p>This isn&#8217;€™t so dissimilar from what happened when the Bruins signed Jarome Iginla last summer. Knowing cap space was tight, they bet on the current season by giving Iginla a deal that would see most of its money count against the next season in the form of a cap penalty. They got a great season out of Iginla, but ultimately were unable to sign him and ended up in the sticky situation in which they currently find themselves.</p> <p>The Bruins are again betting on this season. Time will tell if it pays off or results in a messy offseason next summer that sees them lose more players.</p> Blog bruins Other Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:09:53 +0000 613781 at http://www.weei.com Bruins sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to one-year contracts http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/bruins-sign-torey-krug-and-reilly-smith-one-year-contracts <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_49973" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Krug_Torey-Bruins-head-13.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-49973" src="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Krug_Torey-Bruins-head-13.jpg" alt="Torey Krug" width="150" height="231" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Torey Krug</p></div> <p>The Bruins announced Monday morning that they have signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to one-year contracts worth $1.4 million apiece.</p> <p>The B&#8217;€™s, who entered training camp with $3.218 million in cap space, ultimately did not have to trade anyone in order to create more room to sign Smith and Krug, who were entry level free agents unable to negotiate with other teams.</p> <p>Though getting the players to take low dollars is a financial win for the Bruins this season, it also presents a major risk to the B&#8217;s going forward. Both Smith and Krug will be restricted free agents at the end of the season and will have arbitration rights.</p> <p>It also adds Smith and Krug to Boston&#8217;s list of players it needs to sign going forward. Both <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/johnny-boychuk.htm">Johnny Boychuk</a> and Carl Soderberg will be unrestricted free agents at season&#8217;s end, while Dougie Hamilton, Smith and Krug are among the B&#8217;s restricted free-agents-to-be.</p> <p>For more Bruins news, visit <a href="http://www.weei.com/bruins">weei.com/bruins</a>.</p> Blog bruins Other Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:22:47 +0000 613646 at http://www.weei.com Dougie Hamilton on path to stardom http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/09/29/dougie-hamilton-path-stardom <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/pictures/486564293.jpg" alt="Dougie Hamilton is entering his third NHL season. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)" width="350" height="461" align="right" />When Dougie Hamilton gets into the thick of his career, he will be one of the best defensemen in the <a href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/nhl.htm" class="r_lapi">NHL</a>.</p> <div class="columnist_subtitle_bottom"> <div class="social-option"> <script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script> <div class="fb-share-button" data-href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/09/29/dougie-hamilton-path-stardom" data-width="50" data-type="button_count"></div> </div> <div id="twitter-button" class="social-option"> <a href="http://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="horizontal" data-via="weei">Tweet</a> </div> <div id="plus-one" class="social-option"><g:plusone size="medium"></g:plusone></div> <div id="email" class="social-option"> <a href="mailto:"><img src="/sites/all/themes/weei/images/social/mail.png" />&nbsp;Email</a> </div> <div class="social-option bubble left"> <a href="#comments"><fb:comments-count href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/09/29/dougie-hamilton-path-stardom" /></a> </div> </div> <div class="columnist_newsletter_block"><!-- <iframe width="100%" scrolling="no" height="200" frameborder="0" src="/sites/all/modules/bullpen/bullpen_navigation/templates/tabs/daily-mash-large.php"></iframe> --> </div> <div id="related_container"> <div id="related_main"> <div class="left" style="width:48%; 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} </style> <div class="OUTBRAIN" data-src="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/09/29/dougie-hamilton-path-stardom" data-widget-id="FT_N" data-ob-template="entercom" ></div> <p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2014/09/29/dougie-hamilton-path-stardom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bruins Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:24:49 +0000 DJ Bean 612886 at http://www.weei.com Campbell questionable for start of season http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21612146/campbell-questionable-start-season <!--paging_filter--> <p><a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/gregory-campbell.htm">Gregory Campbell</a> was once again absent from practice for the Bruins Sunday, and with the clock ticking down to Oct. 8, <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/claude-julien.htm">Claude Julien</a> admitted after practice that Campbell might not be ready for the opener.</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21612146/campbell-questionable-start-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bruins Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:49:25 +0000 DJ Bean 612146 at http://www.weei.com Gregory Campbell questionable for start of season http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/gregory-campbell-questionable-start-season <!--paging_filter--><p><a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/gregory-campbell.htm">Gregory Campbell</a> was once again absent from practice for the Bruins Sunday, and with the clock ticking down to Oct. 8, <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/claude-julien.htm">Claude Julien</a> admitted after practice that Campbell might not be ready for the opener.</p> <p>Campbell, who has been out with a core injury, has yet to take the ice in training camp. He is part of a competition for fourth-line playing time, as he, Alexander Khokhlachev and Ryan Spooner are all possibilities to center the fourth line. The team will consider him at wing if either of the young centers claim a job.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;d say right now it&#8217;s questionable,&#8221; Julien said of Campbell&#8217;s readiness. &#8220;Questionable means it could go either way, and I don&#8217;t know if he&#8217;ll be ready for that opener. From what I&#8217;m hearing, there&#8217;s a possibility he could be skating this week. That will be determined on how he progresses the next few days here.&#8221;</p> <p>For more Bruins news, visit <a href="http://www.weei.com/bruins">weei.com/bruins</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Blog bruins Other Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:37:53 +0000 612076 at http://www.weei.com Griffith, Trotman among 11 Bruins cuts http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21611621/griffith-trotman-among-11-bruins-cuts <!--paging_filter--> <a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Griffith_Seth-Bruins-head-13.jpg"></a> <p>The Bruins cut 11 players from training camp Sunday, with Seth Griffith and Zach Trotman the biggest names among them.</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21611621/griffith-trotman-among-11-bruins-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bruins Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:01:07 +0000 DJ Bean 611621 at http://www.weei.com Seth Griffith, Zach Trotman among 11 Bruins cuts http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/seth-griffith-zach-trotman-among-11-bruins-cuts <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_49962" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Griffith_Seth-Bruins-head-13.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-49962" src="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Griffith_Seth-Bruins-head-13.jpg" alt="Seth Griffith" width="150" height="227" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Seth Griffith</p></div> <p>The Bruins cut 11 players from training camp Sunday, with Seth Griffith and Zach Trotman the biggest names among them.</p> <p>Also sent to Providence were forwards Alex Fallstrom, Brian Ferlin, Jared Knight, Matt Lindblad, Tyler Randell and Ben Sexton. Defensemen Chris Casto and Joe Morrow were also sent down. Bracken Kearns, who was in on a tryout, was released from his tryout agreement. Randell must clear waivers before he can be assigned to Providence.</p> <p>Trotman figured to be cut, as his status as perhaps Providence&#8217;€™s defensemen doesn&#8217;€™t do much considering Boston&#8217;€™s logjam on defense. Griffith, however, is something of a surprise cut, as the Bruins gave him ample looks in Reilly Smith&#8217;€™s spot on the right wing of <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/patrice-bergeron.htm">Patrice Bergeron</a>&#8216;€™s line with <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/brad-marchand.htm">Brad Marchand</a>.</p> <p>David Pastrnak returned to practice for the B&#8217;€™s, skating on a line with Ryan Spooner and Ville Leino. The Bruins&#8217;€™ camp roster (34 players counting the injured <a href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/gregory-campbell.htm" class="r_lapi">Gregory Campbell</a> and Linus Arnesson as well as Anthony Camara, who is out with an illness) is now small enough to ice one big group rather than two. Saturday&#8217;€™s lines were as follows:</p> <p>Lucic &#8211; Krejci &#8211; Eriksson<br /> Marchand &#8211; Bergeron &#8211; Gagne<br /> Kelly &#8211; Soderberg &#8211; Fraser<br /> Paille &#8211; Cunningham &#8211; Caron<br /> Leino &#8211; Spooner &#8211; Pastrnak<br /> Florek &#8211; Khokhlachev &#8211; Robins</p> <p>Defensemen: <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/zdeno-chara.htm">Zdeno Chara</a>, Dougie Hamilton, Kevan Miller, Matt Bartkowski, <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/dennis-seidenberg.htm">Dennis Seidenberg</a>, <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/johnny-boychuk.htm">Johnny Boychuk</a>, David Warsofsky, Chris Breen, Adam McQuaid</p> <p>Goalies: <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/tuukka-rask.htm">Tuukka Rask</a>, Niklas Svedberg, Malcolm Subban, Jeremy Smith</p> <p>For more Bruins news, visit <a href="http://www.weei.com/bruins">weei.com/bruins</a>.</p> Blog bruins Other Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:59:55 +0000 611626 at http://www.weei.com Lucic makes preseason debut as B's beat Wings http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21610016/lucic-makes-preseason-debut-bs-beat-wings <!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/milan-lucic.htm" class="r_lapi">Milan Lucic</a> made his preseason debut as the Bruins beat the Red Wings, 3-1, Saturday night in Detroit.</p> <p>Lucic, who sat out Boston&#8217;€™s first three preseason games as he recovered from offseason wrist surgery, played 14:57 for the B&#8217;€™s, registering no shots on goal and taking three minor penalties.</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21610016/lucic-makes-preseason-debut-bs-beat-wings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bruins Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:17:00 +0000 DJ Bean 610016 at http://www.weei.com Milan Lucic makes preseason debut as Bruins beat Red Wings http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/milan-lucic-makes-preseason-debut-bruins-beat-red-wings <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/milan-lucic.htm" class="r_lapi">Milan Lucic</a> made his preseason debut as the Bruins beat the Red Wings, 3-1, Saturday night in Detroit.</p> <p>Lucic, who sat out Boston&#8217;€™s first three preseason games as he recovered from offseason wrist surgery, played 14:57 for the B&#8217;€™s, registering no shots on goal and taking three minor penalties.</p> <p>The Bruins got goals from Dougie Hamilton and Ville Leino, with <a href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/brad-marchand.htm" class="r_lapi">Brad Marchand</a> securing the victory with an empty-netter. Hamilton assisted on Leino&#8217;€™s goal, giving him a two-point night.</p> <p><a href="http://media.weei.com/hockey/tuukka-rask.htm" class="r_lapi">Tuukka Rask</a> played two periods for the B&#8217;€™s, stopping 14 of 15 shots faced. Jeremy Smith stopped all eight shots he faced in the third period.</p> <p>For more Bruins news, visit <a href="http://www.weei.com/bruins">weei.com/bruins</a>.</p> Blog bruins Other Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:16:14 +0000 610071 at http://www.weei.com