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Dominik / Lighthouse Hockey 6 hours ago

Video: Kyle Okposo shakes off Boston Bruins defense

It's just preseason and all that standard disclaimer, but that was Dougie Hamilton (he of the "Denis Potvin is impressed" pedigree) and David Krejci (he of the six-year, $43.5 million extension) that Kyle Okposo shook off with ease in Tuesday night's preseason game in Boston. Okposo capped it off with a nice fake shot that drew Jeremy Smith out of position in the Bruins crease, while Krejci's late chop did not disrupt enough to prevent the goal. The goal gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead in a game they eventually won, 5-3. Okposo celebrated his tally with preseason-appropriate stoicism. The...

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Fitter Marchand plans to be even better

BOSTON -- In his words, Brad Marchand is on a mission to have a great season. Talking and chirping is something he has turned into a craft. He's known and hated around the league for his mouth, but if the Bruins forward can make good on his promise to be a better all-around player, it will only bode well for Boston. He entered camp motivated. He's practicing hard and it has translated into the preseason games. On Tuesday, during a 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders at TD Garden, Marchand was drawing penalties, getting penalties, scoring goals and assisting on them, too.

Takeaways: Isles 5, B's 3; roster cuts loom

BOSTON -- After the Boston Bruins dropped a 5-3 decision to the New York Islanders on Tuesday night at TD Garden, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli, coach Claude Julien and the majority of the hockey operations staff met in the coach's office to discuss the team's roster. With one week until the season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 8 at TD Garden, the Bruins still have some tough roster decisions to make. On Tuesday, the locker room was closed to the media, and it took Julien over 30 minutes to emerge from his meetings with management.
Boston Globe 9 hours ago

3 Takeaways From the Bruins’ 5-3 Loss to the Islanders

With the Bruins going into the final week of the preseason, now is the time for the team to fine-tune their play and get ready for the games that count come Oct. 8.
Boston Globe 12 hours ago

Watch: Krug, Smith Give Bruins Boost

Boston.com's Jeff Pini and CineSport's Brian Clark discuss the Bruins signing Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, and how Claude Julien will use the final week of the preseason.

Zdeno Chara knows how Tom Brady feels

BOSTON -- Tom Brady and Zdeno Chara are only seven months apart in age. Brady turned 37 last month and Chara will be 37 in March. The Patriots’ quarterback and the Bruins’ captain have only met once and don’t seem to have a lot in common on the surface, but both know how it feels to have some question whether their best days are behind them. After posting dreadful numbers in New England’s 41-14 loss Monday to the Kansas City Chiefs, Brady found himself in the eye of a fan-and-media-driven panic storm.
Boston Herald Sep 30, 2014
Bruins Notebook: GM avoids using tools of the trade

Bruins Notebook: GM avoids using tools of the trade

General manager Peter Chiarelli made it clear yesterday, he never considered trading away one or more of the Bruins’ veterans explicitly to clear salary-cap space in order to give free agents Reilly Smith and Torey Krug deals more to their liking.“I’m sure that’s what a lot of people thought,” he said. “It never really entered my mind.”

Reilly: 'Glad it's all over with'

Forward Reilly Smith, who signed a one-year contract with the Bruins on Monday after a long stalemate, said he had hoped to reach a deal over the summer and admitted to some anxious moments, but that he understands the team's salary-cap constraints.

Bruins sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, 9-29-14

DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.
Boston Globe Sep 29, 2014

Bruins Sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to One Year Contracts

The Bruins today signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to one year, $1.4 million contracts through the 2014-15 season.
Boston Herald Sep 29, 2014
Don’t count Pastrnak out just yet

Don’t count Pastrnak out just yet

Maybe it’s not too late for acclaimed rookie winger David Pastrnak to make the Bruins roster for the start of the regular season a week from Wednesday.The multi-talented 18-year-old had been sidelined for 10 days after banging up his shoulder in the third practice of training camp. But he returned to the ice for yesterday’s skate at the Garden — the first time all available players were on the ice at once, after the B’s cut 11.

Campbell's status for opener up in air

BOSTON -- Bruins forward Gregory Campbell’s status remains questionable for the season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 8. Campbell has not skated due to a mid-core injury. “I’d say, right now it’s questionable,” Julien said of Campbell’s status for the start of the regular season. “I don’t know if he’ll be ready at all for the opener. From what I’m hearing, there’s a possibility he could be skating this week and that will be determined by how he progresses in the next few days.

Pastrnak skates, but not cleared for contact

BOSTON -- Bruins No. 1 pick David Pastrnak skated with the team Sunday for the first time since suffering an injury to his left shoulder a week ago, but hasn’t been cleared for contact. The 18-year-old forward began skating on his own late last week and is progressing, according to coach Claude Julien. “He skated today, shooting pucks and all that stuff, so he’s heading in the right direction,” Julien said.

Bruins send 10 to Providence

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins made their second round of cuts Sunday, sending 10 players to Providence of the AHL, and releasing one outright. The Bruins assigned Chris Casto, Alex Fallstrom, Brian Ferlin, Seth Griffith, Jared Knight, Matt Lindblad, Joe Morrow, Tyler Randell (subject to clearing waivers), Ben Sexton and Zach Trotman to Providence. Bracken Kearns has been released from his tryout agreement with the Bruins. The P-Bruins begin training camp on Monday.
Bruins Cut 11 From Training Camp Roster

Bruins Cut 11 From Training Camp Roster

The Bruins announced on Sunday that they had released 11 players from their training camp squad, 10 days before their season opener.

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