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Sep 1, 3 weeks ago

Charlie McAvoy enters preseason with experience, confidence

Charlie McAvoy enters preseason with experience, confidence

Even for a highly touted first round pick, being thrown into the proverbial fire can be tough to overcome. That didn’t happen to Charlie McAvoy last spring. Following his impressive winter that included a gold medal with his fellow U.S. countrymen …

Aug 16, 1 month ago

Draisaitl’s new deal adds layer for ongoing Pastrnak negotiations

Draisaitl’s new deal adds layer for ongoing Pastrnak negotiations

Once his new deal is signed, David Pastrnak will likely be thanking Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl. On Wednesday, former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli inked Draisaitl, the third overall pick of the 2014 NHL Draft, to an 8-year contract with an AAV of $8.5…

Aug 15, 1 month ago

No reason to think the Bruins are trading David Pastrnak

No reason to think the Bruins are trading David Pastrnak

In less than one month, the Bruins will hit the ice for training camp. Yet, Don Sweeney still has one more item to cross off on his off-season to-do list. A pretty important one at that – and one that Sweeney hoped to have done by now. As the d…

Aug 1, 2 months ago

Still no contract for David Pastrnak and still no reason to panic

Still no contract for David Pastrnak and still no reason to panic

One month before training camp and a mere two months away from the start of the National Hockey League’s regular season. Boy, the summer of 2017 has gone by fast. Yet as we sit here on August 1, David Pastrnak is still without a new contract. A…

Jul 26, 2 months ago

Spooner, Bruins, agree to settle

Spooner, Bruins, agree to settle

They didn’t need a neutral party to settle things after all. On a day where they were scheduled to go to arbitration, the Bruins and Ryan Spooner agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday with a cap hit of $2.825 million. That is essentially right…

Jul 25, 2 months ago

As arbitration hearing nears, is Ryan Spooner worth a risk?

As arbitration hearing nears, is Ryan Spooner worth a risk?

For the last decade or so, very few restricted free agents and general managers across the National Hockey League have reached the arbitration table. Last year alone, all 25 cases were settled before reaching an independent negotiator. To date, each …