Outside of the recent addition of defenseman Aaron Johnson, there hasn’t been a lot of wheeling and dealing for Boston Bruins’ GM Peter Chiarelli and company in what has been a relatively quiet summer. But with CBA talks continuing and an offer sheet for a top NHL free agent, however, the off-season chatter has picked up some steam in the past 24 hours.
With that in mind, here’s the daily linkage for Friday, July 20th, 2012.
For those who missed it, here are details on Shawn Thornton’s third annual “Putts and Punches for Parkinson’s” event from Mark.
With his one-year deal signed, Johnson could find his way as Boston’s seventh defenseman, assuming there is — even an abbrivated — 2012-13 season according to Doug Flynn of NESN.com.
Speaking of a 2012-13 season, DJ Bean of WEEI.com talks to Daniel Paille about his role as the Bruins’ player rep for the NHLPA during a summer of negotiations.
Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports that Patrice Bergeron also sat in on CBA talks yesterday.
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In an offseason that already saw Zach Parise and Ryan Suter sign matching 13-year deals with the Minnesota Wild, Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren offered Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (RFA) a 14-year offersheet (Greg Wyshynski/Puck Daddy)
Will Nashville GM David Poile match the Flyers offer? Ryan Porth of Smashville 24/7 thinks the Preds should “walk the walk” and retain Weber, as they said they would.
Blues forward T.J. Oshie also signed a five-year contract extension with St. Louis yesterday. Andy Strickland of True Hockey has the cap breakdown of Oshie’s new deal through the 2015-16 season.
Finally, on a sad note, Jessica Ghawi, an aspiring sportscaster who went by the name of Jessica Redfield, was one of the 12 victims killed in a tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a showing of the newest movie in “The Dark Knight” series. Redfield, a correspondent for Busted Coverage, detailed her survival at the Eaton Centre shooting in Toronto last month, which is now posted on Deadspin.
The Bruins Daily staff would like to send our thoughts and prayers to all the victims, their families, and others who are affected by the tragic shootings in Aurora.