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You’re Finnish! Bruins Sign Joonas Kemppainen from Finland

Finnish forward Joonas Kemppainen has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Bruins. Kemppainen, 27, scored 11 goals and tallied 21 assists for the Oulun Karpat of the Finnish Elite League last season, finishing with a +15 rating in 59 games. He added 10 goals in 19 playoff games.

A Few Things That Don Sweeney Needs to Address Right Away

On Wednesday, the Bruins officially announced that Don Sweeney will be their new General Manager. This makes him the eighth GM in Bruins history. This past season ended in disaster, just missing the playoffs then firing GM Peter Chiarelli shortly after, and all the rumors about Claude Julien getting fired as well. So Sweeney has […]

Bruins Name Don Sweeney General Manager

The Bruins announced Wednesday morning that they promoted Assistant General Manager Don Sweeney to General Manager position. Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs praised Sweeney: “Don Sweeney stood out amongst an incredibly talented group of candidates that we considered for this hire. He carries a unique and impressive mix of playing experience, front office experience and business […]

The Eight Bruins Free Agents and What They Should do with Them

NHL free agency begins July 1st and it’s a date many fans and media outlets look forward to. Any player not under contract with their current team  is free to seek offers and sign with any other team in the league.The Boston Bruins currently have eight players from their starting roster this past season who are not […]

Why the Wait on Bruins GM?

It has been over a month since Peter Chiarelli was fired as the Bruins general manager. Since then, Chiarelli has been hired by the Oilers and the Devils have also filled their general manager vacancy with potential Bruins candidate Ray Shero. The Bruins have still yet to hire a new man to run the front office […]

What Would Happen if Boston, not Tampa, were in the Conference Final?

The Eastern Conference Final is set. The New York Rangers against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Just for fun let’s speculate what would happen if it were the Bruins, not Tampa Bay in the Conference Final against the Rangers. The Bruins won the season series this past regular season against New York, 2 wins and 1 […]

Niklas Svedberg Signs with Salavat of the KHL

Bruins backup goalie Niklas Svedberg has signed a contract to play for Salavat of the KHL. Svedberg was first signed by the Bruins in May of 2012. The 2012-13 season saw Svedberg in Providence playing for the AHL Bruins. He appeared in one game during the 2013-14 season and became the full time backup to Tuukka […]

Season in Review: 2014-15 Boston Bruins

Whenever a team enters a season as a favorite to be a Stanley Cup Contender and misses the playoffs, serious questions need to be asked. The Bruins, fresh of a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2013 and a President’s Trophy in 2014 looked primed to make some serious noise in 2015. Despite losing Jarome Iginla […]

Three Games That Could Have Changed the Bruins Playoff Fortunes

In somewhat of a stunning series of events, the 2014-15 Boston Bruins missed the playoffs after dropping their final three games of the season this past week. While in the midst of a more comprehensive season review, it is interesting to look at three games that had they gone the Bruins way; would put the […]

Brett Connolly Inching Closer to Return for Bruins

Bruins forward Brett Connolly, who was acquired at the trade deadline form Tampa Bay, could see his first game action with the Bruins soon. Connolly, who was acquired for two second round picks, broke a finger in one of his first practices with the Bruins and has been sidelined since. Connolly could figure in at […]

Lackluster Trio of Games Makes Bruins Playoff Chances Uncertain

Entering last Thursday the Bruins were looking at three crucial road games that could make or potentially break their playoff chances. They had to go on the road to Ottawa, Florida (Panthers) and Tampa Bay. The Senators and Panthers were nipping at the Bruins heels while the Lightning had established themselves as a top tier […]

Bruins Sign Reilly Smith, Torey Krug to Contract Extensions

The Bruins announced Friday that they signed Reilly Smith and Torey Krug to contract extensions. Both players had been playing on one year deals this season. Krug’s deal is a one year extension through the 2015-2016 season at $3.4 million. Smith’s deal is a two year extension through 2016-2017 that is worth a total of […]

Bruins Acquire RW Brett Connolly

The Bruins acquired right wing Brett Connolly from the Tampa Bay Lightning early Monday morning for two second round picks. The two picks will be the Bruins natural selections in the 2015 and 216 drafts. Connolly, 22, was drafted sixth overall in the 2010 draft, just four selections after the Bruins picked Tyler Seguin. Connolly, […]

Bruins Place Krejci, Miller on LTIR

The Bruins placed center David Krejci and defenseman Kevan Miller on Long Term Injured Reserve (LTIR) on Thursday. Miller is out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury while Krejci is out with a partially torn MCL but should be able to return for postseason play. The move creates cap flexibility for […]

New Species of Wasp Named For Tuukka Rask

The Bruins aren’t doing so well this season relative to their standards, but they have a bright moment now and then. And recently, Tuukka Rask got a new distinction to add to his impressive resume; a newly discovered species of wasp from East Africa was named for Boston’s star goalie. Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski was discovered in […]