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Thoughts and observations from the first week of the preseason

Once again, NHL rule changes delaying pace of the game

That evolving and revolving “D” door

The 10-day countdown

Sep 6, 3 weeks ago

What’s next for Brad Marchand?

What’s next for Brad Marchand?

Over the past few seasons, the Bruins’ locker room has gone through some changes. Gone were the days of being a perennial Stanley Cup contender. Former mainstays like Milan Lucic, Shawn Thornton, Loui Eriksson, Johnny Boychuk and Tyler Seguin (…

Sep 5, 3 weeks ago

With camp approaching, the first clock is ticking on Pastrnak negotiations

With camp approaching, the first clock is ticking on Pastrnak negotiations

“To be honest with you, we haven’t really gotten a response on what they’re looking for,” President Cam Neely said (via the Boston Herald) about the David Pastrnak contract negotiations during last week’s Bruins Fan Fest pit stop in Pro…

Sep 1, 4 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…