WILMINGTON -- Though the first day of on-ice activities for Bruins prospects at development camp featured 26 hopefuls on display, second overall pick Tyler Seguin attracted much of the attention. Those in attendance at Ristuccia arena frequently chanted his name and cheered or moaned depending on whether he scored in drills. 


“Usually if anyone’s talking about me it’s like Seguini or Seegin or something,” Seguin said with a laugh. “These guys, they have it right on point.”


Agent Matt Keator confirmed to WEEI.com that Bruins left wing Blake Wheeler filed for arbitration before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline. The Boston Globe was the first to report the story.


Defenseman Mark Stuart, the other Bruin eligible for arbitration, did not file, as Keator, who represents both players, indicated the two sides felt they were close enough to reaching a one-year deal that they didn’t feel it was necessary.


Speaking on a conference call following the re-signing of left-wing Daniel Paille, Bruins general manager reflected on what proved to be a predictably slow first day of free agency given the fact that the club now has the highest payroll in the league.


The offseason has been full of trade rumors for the Bruins, with center Marc Savard and his $4 million cap hit getting plenty of attention. Though the team has made offensive improvements by acquiring Nathan Horton and Tyler Seguin, would moving Savard be in the team's best interest? Head to the Big Bad Blog to cast your vote.

The Bruins re-signed left-winger Daniel Paille on Thursday. According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the deal is for two years and $2.15 million.


Acquired in October from the Sabers in exchange for a third-round pick, Paille had 19 points with the Bruins this past season. GM Peter Chiarelli did not tender him a qualifying offer when he was a restricted free agent in an effort to strike a deal that was more reasonable for the club.


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BOSTON -- As Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and president Cam Neely introduced Tyler Seguin and Nathan Horton to the media, flashes went off at an incredible rate as Seguin -- the highest draft pick the Bruins have made since Joe Thornton -- held up the No. 19 jersey that hadn't been seen since Thornton left town.


This is a topic that really would never have seemed worth addressing a week ago, but Boston is a city of worriers, so it shouldn’t be totally surprising that it has somehow arisen. Here goes: 

Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke shot down speculation that the team is trying to make a deal with Boston to reunite Phil Kessel with current Bruins center Marc Savard. 


"The rumor - what I read anyway - is that Boston is looking to move this player," Burke told Fan 590 radio in Toronto. "We have some options presented to us over the weekend, trade wise, that do not involve this player (Savard) that we are looking at."


Newly re-signed Bruins winger Mark Recchi said Monday that he maintained good dialogue with general manager Peter Chiarelli throughout the offseason before ultimately inking a one-year, $1 million pact with the club on Friday. The 21-year veteran said that given the mutual interest in both parties to get a deal done, there "wasn't any" temptation to hit the free agent market and start over with another team. 


"They wanted me back and I wanted to come back," Recchi said. "…It really wasn't that hard, to be honest.


The Bruins announced a new one-year deal for winger Mark Recchi Monday. The deal, which is believed to be for $1 million plus bonuses, had first been reported on Friday, the same day the Bruins selected Plymouth Whalers center Tyler Seguin in the NHL draft. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer was acquired at the trade deadline in 2009 and has totaled 59 points in 99 games with the Bruins. A veteran of 21 years, Recchi has 563 goals and 922 assists, good for 1485 points.