Friday, September 28, 2007

Bruins send Matt Lashoff down

On Wednesday the Bruins sent defenseman Matt Lashoff down to the Providence Bruins. He'll probably be the first defenseman called up if a Bruins' defenseman gets injured. Here's what Lashoff said after hearing he was being sent to Providence (from BostonHerald.com):
"Yeah, obviously I'm disappointed," said Lashoff, who was officially assigned to Providence of the AHL yesterday. "But I'm just going to go down and work hard and get some confidence back, and hopefully be back soon."

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Cam Neely named Bruins Vice President

The Bruins have announced that Cam Neely has joined the front office as Vice President of the Boston Bruins. "Neely will advise General Manager Peter Chiarelli on the hockey operations of the Bruins, as well as counsel Jacobs on club matters." Read more on BostonBruins.com.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bruins trade Mowers to Ducks

The Boston Bruins have traded center Mark Mowers to the Anaheim Ducks for defensemen Nathan Saunders and Brett Skinner. The Bruins assigned both Saunders and Skinner to Providence (AHL). You can read more about the trade on BostonBruins.com.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Bruins make some roster moves

Today the Bruins made a few roster moves. They sent nine players to Providence, they were: right wing Byron Bitz, defenseman Sean Curry, left wing Nate DiCasmirro, center Matt Hendricks, defenseman Adam McQuaid, center Pascal Pelletier, center Wacey Rabbit, goaltender Jordan Sigalet, and left wing T.J. Trevelyan. Three players will rejoin their Junior teams, they are: defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk (Halifax, QMJHL), center Zach Hamill (Everett, WHL), and left wing Brad Marchand (Val-d’Or Foreurs, QMJHL). The Bruins now have 34 players in camp on the roster. Tomorrow the Bruins will play the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Preseason: Bruins beat Islanders

Yesterday the Bruins beat the Islanders 3-1. Jeff Hoggan scored two goals while Chuck Kobasew scored the other goal. The game was feisty with four fights. New Bruins Shawn Thornton got the decision against Kip Brennan, captain Zdeno Chara vs Kip Brennan (watch the video below), Andrew Ference vs Josef Vasicek, and Milan Lucic pounded Matthew Spiller (watch the video below). The Bruins played a good team game and won, hopefully this continues.

Zdeno Chara vs Kip Brennan


Milan Lucic vs Matthew Spiller

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bruins trade Walter for Nokelainen

The Boston Bruins have traded prospect center Ben Walter to the New York Islanders for center/right wing Petteri Nokelainen. The Islanders also received a conditional second round draft pick in 2009.

From BostonBruins.com:
"The 16th overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Nokelainen appeared in 15 games for the Islanders during the 2005-2006 season, notching one goal and one assist. Prior to joining the Islanders, Nokelainen played for SaiPa Lappeenranta in his native Finland and tallied 20 goals in 94 games from 2002-2005. Last season in 60 games, the 6-1, 191 pound center had six goals and 10 assists for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL."

I don't know anything about Petteri Nokelainen so I can't say if this is a bad deal or good deal. I know that Bruins management were high on Ben Walter, so to trade him, they must have received a pretty good player.