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NESN.com Oct 19, 2020

Why Matt Grzelcyk ‘Would Love’ For Zdeno Chara To Re-Sign With Bruins

Matt Grzelcyk hopes last season wasn’t his final campaign with Zdeno Chara as a teammate. The Bruins defenseman, who over the weekend signed a four-year contract, explained Monday morning why he wants Chara back in Boston. Chara, 43, remains an unrestricted free agent despite free agency having started 10 days ago. “We’d love to have […] The post Why Matt Grzelcyk ‘Would Love’ For Zdeno Chara To Re-Sign With Bruins appeared first on NESN.com.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Oct 17, 2020
Sweeney comments on free agency, “depth opportunities,” and Zdeno Chara’s status

Sweeney comments on free agency, “depth opportunities,” and Zdeno Chara’s status

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Interesting stuff. Bruins GM Don Sweeney had a media availability this afternoon shortly after the team announced it had signed defenseman Matt Grzelcyk to a new contract. Needless to say, Grzelcyk wasn’t the only topic of conversation. The Bruins, by most accounts, have had a disappointing offseason thus far. While the addition of Craig Smith is a good move, the Bruins have seen one of their better defensemen leave for greener pastures and have missed out on several big-name free agents over the past week or so. As a result, it’s no surprise that...
NESN.com Oct 17, 2020

Bruins’ Don Sweeney ‘Waiting’ For Free Agent Zdeno Chara To Decide Next Steps

Will Zdeno Chara return for Boston for his 15th season with the team? That’s to be determined, but it appears the Bruins are giving him all the space and time he needs to make a decision. The Bruins on Saturday signed restricted free agent Matt Grzelcyk to a four-year deal. Speaking to reporters following the […] The post Bruins’ Don Sweeney ‘Waiting’ For Free Agent Zdeno Chara To Decide Next Steps appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Oct 16, 2020

Zdeno Chara’s Return To Bruins ‘Slam Dunk?’ His Agent Answers

Zdeno Chara has an open mind about his future. Matt Keator, the free-agent defenseman’s agent, told TSN’s Pierre LeBrun his client hasn’t ruled out any options amid his first bout with NHL free agency since 2006. While a number of teams reportedly reached out to Chara Friday at the start of NHL free agency, he […] The post Zdeno Chara’s Return To Bruins ‘Slam Dunk?’ His Agent Answers appeared first on NESN.com.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Oct 15, 2020
TSN: Zdeno Chara is “in a holding pattern” as free agency continues

TSN: Zdeno Chara is “in a holding pattern” as free agency continues

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via An update of sorts on the status of the Bruins captain. Heading into free agency, the Bruins had plenty of decisions to make. Upgrade on the wing? Bolstering the defense? Adding some depth? All valid questions, and all valid topics for discussion. One of the free agency question marks, however, seemed less like a question mark and more like a formality: re-signing captain Zdeno Chara. Sure, we all knew that Chara was hitting the open market for the first time in more than a decade. But he wanted to keep playing, the Bruins wanted him...
NESN.com Oct 10, 2020

Bruins Notes: Don Sweeney Addresses Zdeno Chara Free Agency Negotiations

Zdeno Chara wants to be a Boston Bruin. He’s made that abundantly clear. But it sounds like right now the Bruins have a few other items to tackle before they can make that a reality. The B’s longtime captain is a free agent for the first time since 2006, which was when he left the […] The post Bruins Notes: Don Sweeney Addresses Zdeno Chara Free Agency Negotiations appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Oct 9, 2020

NHL Rumors: ‘Numerous’ Teams Reached Out To Zdeno Chara On Friday

Zdeno Chara apparently is one popular guy. Chara’s agent, Matt Keator, said “numerous” teams reached out to the veteran defenseman once free agency began Friday at noon ET, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun. But it doesn’t sound like Chara plans to rush his decision. Keator said the 43-year-old “will take his time” with his decision, […] The post NHL Rumors: ‘Numerous’ Teams Reached Out To Zdeno Chara On Friday appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Oct 8, 2020

Bruins Offseason Preview: Under The Radar Moves Don Sweeney Could Make

Most of the storylines surrounding the Boston Bruins’ offseason at this point you’ve heard ad nauseum. So, how about a few items not as prominently on the radar? Indeed, Don Sweeney needs to figure out what the plan is with Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug and the Bruins’ slew of restricted free agents. But here are […] The post Bruins Offseason Preview: Under The Radar Moves Don Sweeney Could Make appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Oct 7, 2020

Bruins Offseason Preview: Seven Bold Predictions Surrounding Boston In Free Agency

The Boston Bruins have a slew of questions in front of them going into free agency. And some of them could be answered by the weekend. Free agency officially kicks off Friday at noon ET, and the B’s have their work cut out for them — from Torey Krug’s future to Zdeno Chara’s status to […] The post Bruins Offseason Preview: Seven Bold Predictions Surrounding Boston In Free Agency appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Oct 5, 2020

Don Sweeney Not Leaving ‘Any Stone Unturned’ When It Comes To Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara has indicated he wants to return to the ice for his 23rd NHL season. Now it’s just a matter of getting a contract. Chara has spent the last 14 seasons with the Boston Bruins and is an unrestricted free agent. Of course, at 43 years old, he’s not what he once was. But […] The post Don Sweeney Not Leaving ‘Any Stone Unturned’ When It Comes To Zdeno Chara appeared first on NESN.com.
Sweeney calls Rask a

Sweeney calls Rask a "big part" of the roster, offers updates on Chara, Krug

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via A press conference before the week kicks off. With the NHL Draft this week and the beginning of free agency just a few days away, Bruins GM Don Sweeney held a virtual media availability this morning. As you may have guessed, the hot topics were Tuukka Rask, Torey Krug, and Zdeno Chara. While some outlets have speculated that Sweeney is shopping Rask, Sweeney appeared to say the opposite. "Our staff has communicated with Tuukka, and as I said before, he remains a big part of our roster planning going forward," he said. "We feel very, very comfortable...
The Hockey Writers Oct 1, 2020

The Value of Zdeno Chara’s Leadership

Think of everything that has happened in the 14 years since Zdeno Chara became the captain of the Boston Bruins in 2006. The city of Boston has seen 11 championship trophies won by its professional teams (Patriots – three, Red Sox – three, Cannons – two, Celtics – one, Bruins – one, Pride – one). In […] The post The Value of Zdeno Chara’s Leadership appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
NESN.com Sep 27, 2020

Stars’ Tyler Seguin Calls Former Bruins Teammate Zdeno Chara ‘Ultimate Leader’

Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin is working on his second Stanley Cup championship, as his team and the Tampa Bay Lightening currently are fighting it out in the finals. But Seguin has some experience in this position, dating back to early in his career when the Boston Bruins’ won it all his rookie year in […] The post Stars’ Tyler Seguin Calls Former Bruins Teammate Zdeno Chara ‘Ultimate Leader’ appeared first on NESN.com.

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