FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — After trading Dougie Hamilton to the Flames, the Bruins signed defenseman Adam McQuaid to a four-year contract with an average annual value of $2.75 million.

The deal leaves the Bruins with $62,591,667 against the cap committed to 16 players. The salary cap for next season is $71.4 million.

McQuaid has played his entire NHL career with the Bruins since being acquired in a 2007 trade with the Blue Jackets. McQuaid was selected by Columbus in the second round of the 2005 draft but never signed with the team before being dealt to Boston for a fifth-rounder two years later.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean
Dougie Hamilton

Dougie Hamilton

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Bruins have traded Dougie Hamilton to the Flames in exchange for the 15th, 45th and 52nd picks in this year’s draft.

Hamilton, the ninth overall pick in the 2011 draft, is one of the NHL‘€˜s top young defensemen at 22 years old. He is coming off his entry level contract and is in line to become a restricted free agent on July 1. Though the Bruins had talks with his agent, J.P. Barry, the sides never came close to a deal.

Trading Hamilton presents a major risk for the Bruins, who are giving up one of their best players and weakening a defense that now has no star power behind 38-year-old Zdeno Chara.

The Bruins have now traded all three players they selected with the picks from the 2009 Phil Kessel trade in 2010 second overall pick Tyler Seguin, Hamilton and 2010 second-round pick Jared Knight.

The trade of Hamilton means that Boston is in line to pick back-to-back with the 14th and 15th selections.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean
All the latest stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane.
New York Knicks fans are livid with their draft choice.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –€” Milan Lucic is playing the waiting game.

With the draft hours away and speculation — perhaps most of which is incorrect –€” growing at its typical rate, the 27-year-old is unsure of whether he will be dealt. The sides have not been in touch, so Lucic does not know the team’€™s intentions.

Lucic has submitted a list of 15 teams to which he would accept a trade, as requested by Don Sweeney, though the general manager noted Thursday that he has gotten lists from every Bruins player with a partial no-trade. That group consists of Lucic, Loui Eriksson, Brad Marchand and Chris Kelly.

Lucic confirmed to Friday that the Canucks are on his list of acceptable teams, as first reported by Dhiren Mahiban of the Canadian Press. Lucic grew up in Vancouver and played both minor and junior hockey in the area, most notably starring for the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League from 2005 to 2007.

Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reported Friday that the Sharks, Kings and Ducks are also on Lucic’s list. The other 11 teams are unknown.

Lucic is entering the final year of a three-year contract that commands a $6 million cap hit. Because of Boston’€™s desire for cap flexibility and uncertainty as to what Lucic might command on his next deal, Lucic could be a trade candidate.

Sweeney said last month that he intended to get a feel for Lucic’€™s contract demands before deciding how to proceed. It is believed that Sweeney and Lucic’€™s agent have not had any contract talks of substance.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Celtics lack of draft fireworks.

[0:19:06] ... as one subject area and so yep clubs which in Puerto shall Chicago Bulls eight for Bobby Portis. H could get himself and and yes I mean that's why these grazer weird. Is new you goals ...
[0:20:28] ... and help you. Yeah but the only guys to a higher power Jeff Green and ran before in fifth and seventh. Those are those are high. Mexico it was treated as participants for a healthier. Was ...
[0:21:20] ... in the backcourt a group headlined by Marcus Smart. Avery Bradley and Isiah Thomas. Danny Ainge estate trade happy GM who tried hard to get into the top ten tonight. He'd likely has to make a move now clear some minute raid from Chris Maddux that would be a C. 6177757937. Fault lines are open we will talk with you wow it went real the real well for Phil Jackson. And the next. I know the knicks fans were happy with the crystal Crist is Crist is steps or is Angus was ...
[0:22:15] ... that team just shut up pictures shot. Entrust us with the express Phil Jackson so close. Our Crist Chris steps were Singh gets what does the next pick at number four the reaction is not good but I think Phil Jackson and by the way. And said we have. All Stephen a Smith thank you Stephen A Smith might have turned the tide ...

Christian tried to settle things with Kirk...didn't happen
Ben Cherington on the Sox issues.
The guys discussed Tsarnaev's "apology".
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.