A potential dilemma for Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney will be how to retain the services of defenseman Torey Krug, who will be a restricted free agent again after playing this season his second straight one-year deal.
Jacobs’ reluctance didn’t cost the Bruins as much as it could have. But he should learn from it.
If the Winter Classic can bring out the best in the Bruins, both on New Year’s Day and in the time leading up to and after showdown with Montreal, it’ll be a boon for more than just the League and NBC’s coffers.
Matt Kalman cleans out his Bruins Development camp notebook and takes a closer look at a few players who impressed on the ice.
The Bruins have increased the skill level in their prospects pool and the law of averages would lead us to believe that at least a few of the skaters we saw last week will make an impact in the NHL.
Sean Kuraly used the Bruins’ development camp last week at Ristuccia Arena to introduce himself to his new organization and show off his improving skills.
With a track record that includes just eight goals scored in four NHL seasons and 14 games lost to three suspensions, forward Zac Rinaldo doesn’t strike many outside observers as someone who can realistically make the Bruins a better team this season.
A little more than one year after the Bruins drafted him in the second round, we finally got to see how Ryan Donato would fare against top-level competition.
Even before the Bruins used the 2015 NHL Draft to add 10 more prospects, including five in the first two rounds, forward Danton Heinen had elevated the level of promise in Boston’s group of players for the future.
Luckily for forward Zachary Senyshyn he was at the NHL Draft last month when the Bruins selected him 15th overall in Sunrise, Fla.