This isn’t the best year to be a nearly NHL-ready Bruins prospect. 



Shawn Thornton can now be seen on the big screen. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)It took Shawn Thornton 11 hours to say, “You’re an [expletive].” 



WILMINGTON -- When it comes to the Subbans, don’t believe everything you hear. 



WILMINGTON -- Bruins general Peter Chiarelli said Friday that he does not expect the team to make a splash on the first day of free agency Sunday.

"My gut is telling me that we'll be quiet," Chiarelli said. "That's my gut. Now, if you at how we've built the team over the years, but for my first year and when we signed [Michael] Ryder, we haven't really gone out and hit a couple of home runs on July 1. Maybe I look at the trade market after July 1, but my gut is I'll probably be quiet."

WILMINGTON -- Speaking between sessions at Friday's development camp, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed the team's agreement in principle with goaltender Tuukka Rask on a one-year, $3.5 million deal. For bookkeeping purposes, the team will not register the deal until Sunday, the first day of free agency. Rask would have become a restricted free agent Sunday, and he will be one at the end of his upcoming deal. 

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According to TSN's Bob McKenzie (via twitter), the Bruins and goaltender Tuukka Rask have agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.5 million deal. Rask was set to become a restricted free agent on Sunday, the opening of free agency. 

According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun (via twitter), the Bruins are closing in on a new contract with goaltender Tuukka Rask. 

Rask, 25, is set to become the team's No. 1 goaltender this coming season, as starter Tim Thomas is taking a year off from hockey. Last season, Rask had a 2.05 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in 22 games (23 starts). He suffered an abdomen/groin injury in March and missed the rest of the regular season. 

The Bruins are set to open their sixth annual development camp on Thursday, and fans who are in the area will get a chance to check out the likes of Dougie Hamilton, Malcolm Subban, Jared Knight, Ryan Spooner and Alexander Khokhlachev, among others.



Former Bruins center Adam Oates had quite the day Tuesday, being named head coach of the Capitals and elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

Oates, who played parts of six seasons in Boston, had 324 goals and 1079 assists for 1420 points over the course of his NHL career. He was acquired by the B's during the 1991-92 season for Craig Janney and Stephane Quintal until he was traded to the Capitals in 1997 along with Bill Ranford and Rick Tocchet for Jim Carey, Anson Carter, Jason Allison and a third-round pick.