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Report: Bruins sign Matt Bartkowski to one-year deal

The Boston Bruins and defenseman Matt Bartkowski have agreed on a one-year, $1.25 million deal, reports TSN. With the deal, the Bruins and restricted free agent Bartkowski avoid arbitration. Bartkowski, 26, had 18 assists in 64 games for the Bruins last season and one assist in eight Stanley Cup Playoff games Boston still has to re-sign entry level free agents Torey Krug and Reilly...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cap hell - Time for "Z" to leave?

The Boston Bruins are in a bit of a blunder right now. Peter Chiarelli, often known as a “capologist” with his rich education background from Harvard seems to have signed himself into a corner. The Boston Bruins currently have a grand total of $1,640,857 of cap space with a whopping 18 roster players signed. The NHL rulebook states:  5.1 Eligible Players - A team shall be composed...
Via BruinsLife
19 days ago  |  Discuss

UFA Day Not What It Used To Be

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, Back in 2006, the Boston Bruins inked arguably the most impactful unrestricted free agent of the past decade in towering 6-foot-9 defenceman Zdeno Chara. Remember back to those days when superstar players like Chara actually became available on the free-agent market? These days, you almost never see that happen anymore. For example...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Injury Update: Zdeno Chara progressing well after finger injury

The Boston Bruins defenseman, Zdeno Chara issued an update on his finger injury during a media day in Las Vegas for the 2014 award ceremony. Sarah Connors-Wikimedia CommonsChara injured one of his fingers on his left hand during the playoffs, presumed to be during the second round against the Montreal Canadiens. The finger injury or the extent of the injury have not been released...
Via Sports Injury Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara Discusses Finger Injuries, Claims It Wasn’t Issue In Montreal Series

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara stood last month in the middle of a group of reporters at the club’s break-up day. He patiently answered questions about his team’s early exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs while never taking left right hand out of his sweatshirt pocket. Chara admitted that he suffered a left finger injury during the playoffs but offered little else about the...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara says surgery isn't needed for mystery injury

BOSTON — Bruins captain Zdeno Chara looked uncharacteristically shaky in his team’s second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Montreal Canadiens. The big defenseman never really uncorked one of his big slap shots, and he struggled to win puck battles along the boards, two big strengths of his game. The answer for why that was seemed to emerge Thursday, just one day after...
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Zdeno Chara played with compound fracture in finger

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara reportedly suffered a fractured finger versus the Canadiens, an injury that will require surgery for the 37-year-old defenseman.End of the line: Chara's play took a major hit during the Habs, prompting many to believe he was playing hurt (via general manager of the Slovakian national hockey team, Otto Sykora, apparently spilled the...
Via BruinsLife
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Why the series has gone the distance

On Wednesday night at the TD Garden, the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will play their fourth game seven in their last five playoff series.  Through six games, there have been stretches of dominate play from the Bruins, and there have been stretches where the team has made a number of mistakes and failed to convert on great scoring opportunities.  For the Bruins to win game...
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian Bar Hangs Zdeno Chara Doll From Ceiling By A Noose

Even with the Canadiens down 3-2 in the series and needing a win to extend their season heading into last night’s Game 6, this show of support for the Habs by a Canadian bar is still a little bit too aggressive if you ask me. The picture reportedly comes from a bar in Whitby, Ontario – part of the Greater Toronto Area – and shows a large Zdeno Chara doll hanging from the bar’s...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: 6'9" Zdeno Chara poses with 4'11 skater Kirstin Moore

Zdeno Chara took an early leave from the Boston Bruins and arrived in Sochi yesterday to help carry the flag for his native Slovakia during the Opening Ceremonies. The 6’9 NHL defenseman wound up running into 4’10 Canadian figure skater Kirsten Moore-Towers, and the pair took a great picture together. Zdeno Chara is at least three Russian Dolls bigger than Kirsten Moore-Towers...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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