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Fear The Fin Jun 30, 2015
Here's your new starting goalie. Being the only team left in the NHL without a starting goalie after a draft weekend that saw seven netminders change jerseys seems to have worked out pretty well for the Sharks after all. They've acquired 6'4" 25-year-old goaltender Martin Jones from the Bruins, who was one of the goalies moved this weekend from Los Angeles to Boston in the Milan Lucic trade. The Kings reportedly included him in the deal to ensure the promising young goalie would stay out of the Western Conference. He's now back in the Pacific Division, playing for their biggest rivals. Suck...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Jun 30, 2015
The draft is done. Milan Lucic is gone. Dougie Hamilton is gone. What can fans expect from the rest of this off-season? The whirlwind weekend is over. Dougie Hamilton's not walking through that door, fans. Milan Lucic is not walking through that door. Cam Neely's not walking through that door (he's trading the door). Despite all of the drama and caps-filled Tweets and rage and "shuld of nevar traed Hamilton!" posts, it's kind of easy to forget that the Bruins do, in fact, have to play hockey next season. This is a team that missed the playoffs by a game, in a season filled with laughably...
Boston Herald Jun 29, 2015
OK, so now what?The Bruins’ devastating weekend is over. So is the era in which the B’s pounded their way toward two Finals appearances in three years, during which they fell just two wins shy of matching Bobby Orr’s teams’ output of two Stanley Cups. No, Dougie Hamilton will not become the next great Bruins defenseman. Milan Lucic will not retire in the uniform he was born to wear.Bruins fans have all summer — and probably much, much longer — to bemoan those facts.
Boston Herald Jun 28, 2015
SUNRISE, Fla. — The Bruins arrived in south Florida for the NHL draft with a young player who might be ready to be a No. 1 defenseman in Dougie Hamilton and a Stanley Cup-winning winger in Milan Lucic. They left yesterday without those two key pieces, and got nothing in return to help in the immediate future.But while the B’s couldn’t bundle their three No. 1 picks for a juicier pick or an NHLer on Friday, and then could not parlay their three second-round picks for anyone who could help them now, the B’s still maintain there’s time to do something.
The Province Jun 27, 2015
The best move the Canucks made this week is the one that didn’t happen. Shows you what kind of week it was when the L.A. Kings landing Milan Lucic is good news in the Lower Mainland.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Jun 27, 2015
Baffling decisions, undervalued trades, and GIVING AWAY DOUGIE HAMILTON. Don Sweeney's first draft has made Bruins fans fear for the future. Have we all calmed down yet? This morning's Boston Bruins team is a very different one to the one that Don Sweeney started the draft with. Two of the franchise's most recognisable players are gone in Dougie Hamilton (which we wrote extensively on yesterday) and Milan Lucic, but it's more than just the trades themselves that make this a nightmare time - it's what Sweeney has done as a whole. Let's look at the moves one by one. The Hamilton Trade - We...
Blueshirt Banter Jun 27, 2015
And here we go... Rounds 2-7: Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 AM ET Television: Sportsnet (Canada) and NHL Network (USA) Well, Cam Talbot didn't get traded yesterday, so naturally everyone is freaking out and worrying that Glen Sather held onto his cards for far too long. Although Talbot didn't get moved yesterday, a few other big names did. Milan Lucic, Ryan O'Reilly, Dougie Hamilton, and Griffin Reinhart all have new homes after some big deals before and during the draft yesterday. Missed out on some of yesterday's shenanigans? You can catch up on all the picks and moves here: Round 1...
Boston Herald Jun 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES—Doesn’t the modern-day sports star go to Disneyland after something significant unfolds, not before?Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic returned to his summer home in Canada from the park visit and found out one day later that his job skills were being transferred to Southern California.
Boston Herald Jun 27, 2015
Milan Lucic thought the Los Angeles Kings were going to draft him in 2006. A year later, he scored his first NHL goal at Staples Center for the Boston Bruins.When Lucic joined the Kings in a trade Friday, he thought back to all of his prior connections with Southern California — and the fact that he had just been at Disneyland with his daughter earlier in the week before this deal sent him back to the Happiest Place on Earth."I guess I've got to get an annual pass now, she loves it so much," Lucic said.
Boston Bruins Blog | ESPN Boston Jun 27, 2015
Rumblings: Milan Lucic replaces Justin Williams in Los Angeles
The Province Jun 26, 2015
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Everybody has a good Milan Lucic story. Most of them are flattering. Some aren’t. He’s had his moment in his hometown and even dumped on the city. But doesn’t time heal all wounds?
Stanley Cup of Chowder Jun 26, 2015
As previously reported, Don Sweeney's reign of terror continues. He's traded away Milan Lucic, and Elliotte Friedman reports that he's getting back the 13th overall pick and backup goalie Martin Jones: Lucic is an LA King — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 26, 2015 Martin Jones and 13th pick are part of deal. Not sure if anything else. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 26, 2015 All in all, not a terrible haul. This also frees up some cap space to sign...Dougie...excuse me, I'm going to go cry now.
Boston Herald Jun 26, 2015
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As the NHL entry draft faces off tonight, Don Sweeney has plenty on his plate.The Bruins’ rookie general manager will be at the helm, fielding calls about moving up in the draft or moving down. He and his staff are interviewing players that could become a cornerstone of the organization, even if he keeps the No. 14 pick.And Sweeney very well could trade an important player — Loui Eriksson or Milan Lucic, perhaps — to free up cap space.