With the NHL’s 2016-17 regular season set to be released Tuesday, teams began announcing their home openers on Monday.

The Bruins will host the Devils in their home opener on Oct. 20 at TD Garden. The season won’t begin until Oct. 12 due to the Word Cup of Hockey, which will be played from mid-September through Oct. 1 in Toronto.

With the NHL’s 2016-17 regular season set to be released Tuesday, teams began announcing their home openers on Monday.

The Bruins will host the Devils in their home opener on Oct. 20 at TD Garden. The season won’t begin until Oct. 12 due to the Word Cup of Hockey, which will be played from mid-September through Oct. 1 in Toronto.

The full schedule will be revealed at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

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DJ Bean

Remember when Brad Marchand scored five goals in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final and set up the series-clinching goal? Twitter legend Roberto Luongo does.

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Remember when Brad Marchand scored five goals in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final and set up the series-clinching goal? Twitter legend Roberto Luongo does.

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DJ Bean

Colorado general manager Joe Sakic told Denver Post reporter Mike Chambers that he will not trade defensemen Tyson Barrie this summer.

A restricted free agent, Barrie was among a number of young defensemen the Bruins could have targeted in their efforts to upgrade their blueline this offseason.

With Barrie off the market, remaining trade possibilities might include Kevin Shattenkirk, Jacob Trouba, Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen.

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DJ Bean

The Bruins announced Thursday that they have signed forward Peter Cehlarik to a three-year entry-level deal.

Cehlarik, a left-shot wing from Slovakia, was drafted by the B’s in the third round of the 2012 draft. He has played in Sweden since 2012.

Last season, Cehlarik scored 11 goals and added nine assists for 20 points in 46 games for Lulea HF of the Swedish Hockey League.

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DJ Bean

The idea of using buyouts is not a wise one, but the Bruins still aren’t ruling it out as of early Wednesday afternoon.

Jimmy Hayes

Jimmy Hayes

The idea of using buyouts is not a wise one, but the Bruins still aren’t ruling it out as of early Wednesday afternoon. The first buyout window opens up Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Asked about the possibility of exercising buyouts, a team source said Wednesday that the team is still exploring all avenues. That’s consistent with what general manager Don Sweeney said at his season-end press conference back in April.

The two most obvious candidates for buyouts on the Bruins are Jimmy Hayes and Dennis Seidenberg. As illustrated here, buying Hayes out would be unwise, while buying Seidenberg out would be borderline foolish. As of Wednesday, Seidenberg had not heard anything about potentially being bought out.

Following are the cap charges if the team were to buy out either player:

Hayes (two years remaining, $2.3 million cap hit):

2016-17: $716,666
2017-18: $616,666
2018-19: $816,666
2019-20: $816,666

Seidenberg (two years remaining, $4 million cap hit)

2016-17: $1.166 million
2017-18: $2.166 million
2018-19: $1.166 million
2019-20: $1.166 million

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DJ Bean

If you were at New Balance Fitness Club Wednesday morning, me attempting oblique v-ups was not the strangest sight you saw.

No, that honor would go to the Bruins and the construction of their new practice facility, as a crane could be seen lifting a Zamboni across the construction site before it was placed in the building.

Warrior Ice Arena will be opened in time for training camp in September.

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DJ Bean

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean