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.  

 

Boston Bruins president Cam Neely was a guest of the Dale & Holley show Monday and talked about a variety of topics, including the selection of center Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft. Neely was asked if he expected Seguin to be the roster for Boston when the 2010 season begins.

 

LOS ANGELES- While Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli would not confirm increasing speculation that the team is trying to move goalie Tim Thomas and center Marc Savard, he did indicate at the conclusion of the NHL draft Saturday that the B's plan to remain active in the trade market.

 

“I’m not really into speculating about that kind of stuff,” said Chiarelli, who would not comment on Thomas or Savard having potentially waived no-trade clauses. “I’m not going to confirm or deny."

 

After not having a pick in the third round, the Bruins selected 5-foot-10 Vancouver (WHL) left winger Craig Cunningham with the seventh pick in the fourth round of the NHL draft on Saturday. The pick was the 97th overall choice choice and was acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes in the Aaron Ward deal. The Bruins first three picks were centers Tyler Seguin (second overall), Jared Knight (32), and Ryan Spooner (45). For more on the Bruins, check the Big Bad Blog