Player News - Bruins

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Jonas Gustavsson will reportedly attend the Boston Bruins' training camp on a tryout basis.

Gustavsson had a 2.56 GAA and .911 save percentage in seven contests with the Detroit Red Wings last season. With the Bruins, Gustavsson would have a chance to secure the backup gig over Zane McIntyre, Malcolm Subban, and Jeremy Smith.
Sep 4 - 8:41 PM

Dennis Seidenberg was taken the trade rumors that involve him as a sign that he didn't playing well enough.

"If I had heard it from the GM then I would have been concerned, but the thing that bothered me was that people even talked about it. That's kind of a slap in the face. It means you're not playing your best, and you obviously want to play to a level where people don’t question you," Seidenberg said. "On the other hand, you have to focus on your own game and not worry about what people say. If it comes from the top, then you have to be worried about it, but I've never heard anything. I've read it and I saw it, but at the end of the day, I have to focus on what I have to do." There was speculation about him being moved prior to last season's trade deadline, but Seidenberg has a no-trade clause so he had a good amount of control over his fate. Seidenberg is a great defenseman, but his lack of offensive contributions (14 points last season) prevents him from having much value in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 3 - 1:03 PM

Patrice Bergeron felt the Boston Bruins' consistency was a key issue last season.

Bergeron believes Boston's inconsistency partially stemmed from the squad getting too comfortable when holding a one-goal lead. "I think focus might have been part of it, but it’s hard to pinpoint one thing that caused the inconsistency," he added. "But it’s something that we definitely have to fix. Going out in games and wanting to be the difference in the whole game is something we have to accomplish, and we have to resolve it early if we want to be a better team." Bergeron had 23 goals and 55 points in 81 games last season.
Sep 3 - 10:06 AM

Brad Marchand had offseason surgery on his right elbow.

He had torn tendons that have now been repaired. Marchand spent six weeks in a cast and another three or four weeks in a splint and wasn't able to do any weight training over that stretch. Consequently, he's still working on getting his strength back, although he is optimistic about his ability to do so in time for the start of training camp. Obviously this isn't ideal, but he spent the entire 2014-15 campaign playing through this injury, so the fact that he is now in a position to go into the new season healthy is a big plus. He had 24 goals and 42 points in 77 contests in 2014-15.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 1 - 8:35 PM

With the start of training camp just around the corner, Zdeno Chara doesn't want to spend much time dwelling on Boston's failed 2014-15 bid.

"I don't want to go back too much to last year. I think the most frequent word that came out of last season was inconsistency, and that’s what we have to work on," said Chara. "We have to make sure we play with that consistency, and not experience those ups and downs like last year." Chara is coming off of a down season in which he only recorded 20 points and while Boston might bounce back, he is less likely to. At the age of 38, his decline makes sense.
Sep 1 - 10:02 AM

The Boston Bruins will rely on young defenseman Zach Trotman to eat up some minutes for them in 2015-16.

Trotman didn't look out of place during his time with the Bruins last season. He finished the year on a pairing with Zdeno Chara and he should see a good amount of action going forward. "In Trotman’s situation, he’s made some pretty good plays and he’s been pretty reliable," said head coach Claude Julien. At some point you have to balance out your back end depending on who you’re playing. Some teams have two or three good lines and if you put all your best D’s on one pair, you become vulnerable. We’ve had to rely on [young guys], and at the same time, I think they’ve been earning our trust with the way they’ve been playing."
Aug 30 - 8:50 AM

Joe Morrow believes that bouncing from the AHL and the NHL helped the mental part of his game.

"When you’re up here [in Boston] and you’re down there [in Providence] it’s a lot of fun, but one day it’s one thing, and then another it’s something else," said Morrow. "It’s a big mental experience for me to be able to prepare myself for situations like this. It’s been fun, and I think it’ll make me a stronger person in the end dealing with all of this stuff." The 22-year-old had three goals and 12 points in 33 games in the AHL and one goal in 15 games in the NHL. He has a real shot at sticking with Boston in 2015-16.
Aug 29 - 9:04 AM

Brian Ferlin believes his style of play is perfectly suited for a bottom-six role with the Boston Bruins.

"It definitely was an adjustment. You can’t get away with the things that you were able to get away with at the college level. You need to be fairly detailed in the really important areas along the boards, and get pucks deep in deep and not create turnovers," said Ferlin. "I think my game can translate well into different situations: being a big body I can play a physical style and control the puck down low, and that can bode well for [a bottom six] role." The 23-year-old had one assist in seven games with Boston in 2014-15.
Aug 23 - 7:43 AM

Matt Beleskey is anxiously waiting to attend his first training camp with the Boston Bruins.

"I could end the summer right now and start camp tomorrow," Beleskey said. "I'm ready to go. This is always the hardest part of the summer, when you've been training and you're kind of sick of that. I just want to get out there and start playing." He already feels comfortable in his new city and feels he can do better than the 22 goals and 32 points he produced last season.
Aug 17 - 6:05 PM

David Pastrnak is expected to carry a bigger load for the Boston Bruins offense in the upcoming 2015-2016 season.

Pastrnak will be just 19-years-old for his sophomore season with Bruins where he will look to take on a larger role with the Bruins. After tallying 10 goals and 17 assists in 46 games played last season, Pastrnak should be in line for top-6 minutes in a revamped Bruins lineup. Losing a marquee player in Milan Lucic during the offseason hurts but it also opens the door for young players like Pastrnak, Jimmy Hayes, and Matt Beleskey to step up. He should also be able to hold a consistent spot on one of the Bruins power play units, which makes him an underrated fantasy player heading into the new season. Target him as a sleeper in the later rounds of your draft.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 15 - 10:08 PM

Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs will receive the 2015 Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

Longtime NHL scout Bob Crocker will receive the award as well. "By honoring Jeremy Jacobs and Bob Crocker, the Lester Patrick Award selection committee has recognized the dedication and drive of two important contributors to hockey in the United States," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. They will be honored during the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Dec. 17 when Ron DeGregorio, Chris Drury, Angela Ruggiero, and Mathieu Schneider will be inducted.
Aug 13 - 9:46 AM

Torey Krug wants to claim a top-four defense spot with Boston at training camp.

"It's up to the coaching staff as well, but right now I'm eyeing that spot, and until somebody tells me otherwise, I'm going to go take it in camp," he said. "Everything is earned. It's not given. And, for me, I feel like I'm on that road to earn it. But those are decisions for the management, the coaching staff to make, so I'm going to do my best to make sure they make the right one." Dougie Hamilton's trade to Calgary will open up a competition among Boston's young defenders going into the 2015-16 season. Zach Trotman may return to Zdeno Chara's side, while Krug could earn a spot alongside Dennis Seidenberg.
Aug 12 - 10:32 AM

Tuukka Rask feels he can handle a heavy workload again this season because it didn't take him long to recover after the 2014-15 campaign.

"I think obviously it's mentally draining when you're battling for that playoff spot and you play a lot of games in a row and stuff like that," he said. "You always feel kind of exhausted afterwards. But then when you do nothing for a week or two, then you're kind of like, 'All right, let's play hockey again.' You're kind of rejuvenated. I didn't feel like I took too much time than usual." He played in a career-high 70 games last season, which was the third most in the league. Rask's 2.40 goals-against average and .922 save percentage suggests he wasn't overworked. The Bruins don't have much experience behind him, with Malcolm Subban, Zack McIntyre and Justin Smith as backup options, so it should be another busy season for the Finnish netminder.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 11 - 9:59 AM

Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney said he'd like to see his defensemen skate the puck up ice more.

"I think they have to," Sweeney said. "At times, we probably got a little bit too stationary on our breakouts. We need to be in motion a little bit. That means our forwards will be in motion a little bit, because teams were able to smother the walls, pinch, and pre-pinch." Sweeney's wishes may be easier said than done, as the Bruins have an older group of defensemen for the most part. The off-season trade of Dougie Hamilton won't help either.
Aug 9 - 10:54 AM

Jimmy Hayes is excited to be a part of the Boston Bruins and have a chance to play in his first Winter Classic in the upcoming 2015-2016 season.

After being traded by Florida to Boston on July 1st for Reilly Smith and Marc Savard’s contract, Hayes returns to his hometown Boston and will get a chance to play in his first Winter Classic on January 1, 2016 at Gillette Stadium. "Getting traded here, and then hearing about the Winter Classic, it's going to be a great moment for me," he said. Besides his excitement for the Winter Classic, fantasy gamers should keep an eye on Hayes as he could be a sleeper come next year’s draft. He was able to score 19 goals and chip in 16 assists in 72 games played with the Panthers last season and will now move to a more well-balanced Boston offense where he could get a chance to be a top-six forward.
Source: NHL.com
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