11:28 PM EDT, Mon July 27, 2015

A Marc Savard appreciation post

He wasn't coming back to play for the Bruins, but last week's trade of Marc Savard's contract marks the end of an era. The return of native son Jimmy Hayes and the shipping-out of Reilly Smith were the biggest parts of last Wednesday's Bruins-Panthers trade, but there was a footnote: the trading of Marc Savard (really, of Marc Savard's contract), marking the end of Savard's nearly nine-year tenure with the team. Once A Bruin Always A Bruin — marc savard (@MSavvy91) July 2, 2015 Savard wasn't going to play for the Bruins again. But the symbolic trade of his contract marks the end of...

Tweet Salad

MARC SAVARD FOREVER! Good to see "AUSTON TO BOSTON 2016" has morphed into "SWEENEY IS A GOD DAMN GENIUS" in one day. Exhausting stuff. — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) July 2, 2015 Matt Beleskey has already changed his Twitter profile. See, the Bruins wanted to bring speed into the organization. — Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) July 1, 2015 I get signing UFA Michael Ryder vibes from Beleskey — Jeff Israel (@jeffisrael25) July 1, 2015 Jeremy Smith should take number 18 and  save several jerseys from the clearance rack. — Dan Ryan (@bruinshockeynow) July 2,...
Litter Box Cats Jul 2, 2015

Losing Jimmy Hayes hurts, but getting Reilly Smith in return is worth it

The Cats traded Jimmy Hayes to the Boston Bruins and got an better player back in the form of Reilly Smith. Dale Tallon was quiet for almost the entirety of July 1st, signing a handful of AHL players to contracts in order to bolster the roster of the team's American League affiliate, the Portland Pirates. That evening, however, he made some noise by trading Jimmy Hayes to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Reilly Smith and Marc Savard's contract. Hayes, 25, is coming off of a 19-goal season, but would most likely have required arbitration in order to get a new contract signed with the...

Bruins Acquire Jimmy Hayes for Reilly Smith, Marc Savard's Contract

Trade call still pending, but Smith is heading to Florida in seemingly a cap move. Pierre LeBrun is reporting that Reilly Smith is heading to Florida, with a return of Jimmy Hayes coming up to Boston. Pending trade call, Florida trades Jimmy Hayes to Boston for Reilly Smith — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2015 The trade call is still pending, and more details are still to come. Also confirmed by LeBrun is that Marc Savard's contract is also heading to Florida, sending over $4 million out of town. Another huge part of the Jimmy Hayes-Reilly Smith trade: Florida also...

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