Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bruins 2010-11 salary cap numbers

Here's a look at the Boston Bruins roster and salary cap for the upcoming 2010-11 season, courtesy of NESN and CapGeek.com.

Goalies
Tim Thomas - $5.0 million
Tuukka Rask - $1.25 million

Forwards
Patrice Bergeron - $4.75 million
Milan Lucic - $4.083 million
Marc Savard - $4.007 million
Nathan Horton - $4.0 million
Michael Ryder - $4.0 million
David Krejci - $3.75 million
Marco Sturm - $3.5 million
Blake Wheeler - $2.2 million
Mark Recchi - $1.95 million*
Gregory Campbell - $1.1 million
Daniel Paille - $1.075 million
Brad Marchand - $821,667*
Shawn Thornton - $812,500

Defensemen
Zdeno Chara - $7.5 million
Dennis Seidenberg - $3.25 million
Andrew Ference - $2.25 million
Johnny Boychuk - $1.875 million
Mark Stuart - $1.675 million
Matt Hunwick - $1.45 million
Adam McQuaid - $575,000

* means that it includes bonuses

Rookie Tyler Seguin is still unsigned but is expected to be signed at a $900,000 rookie max salary plus bonuses. The Bruins are still buying out Peter Schaefer at $766,667; and have Patrick Eaves $41,667 credit for this season. The Bruins were also hit with a cap penalty for the 2009-10 bonuses at $1,759,795.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Bruins sign Wheeler to 1-year contract

On Thursday Blake Wheeler was given a one-year, $2.2 million arbitration award from the arbitration hearing on Tuesday. Today it was announced that the Bruins have signed Wheeler to the one-year, $2.2 million contract.

Next up is signing rookie Tyler Seguin with their limited cap space. The Bruins will need to do something to clear some cap space before the season starts.

The Bruins are now over the $59.4 million cap. They can exceed the cap by 10 percent during the offseason, allowing them to reach as high as $65,340,000 prior to the start of the regular season.
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Bruins sign Campbell, McQuaid and 2 others

Yesterday the Bruins announced that they have signed 4 players, forward Gregory Campbell to a 2-year contract ($1 million this year and $1.2 million the following year), defenseman Adam McQuaid to a 2-year contract (2-way deal for this year and a 1-way deal for next season), defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk to a 1-year contract, and forward Jeff LoVecchio to a 1-year contract.

I think the Campbell deal is ok, I wasn't expecting a $1 million salary, maybe something a little lower but we'll see what he does this season. I like the McQuaid deal too. I think he's going to be a good fifth or sixth defenseman for the team in coming seasons, and he's tough.

So now Chiarelli needs to sign Tyler Seguin and Blake Wheeler (Wheeler is going to arbitration later this month). Then he will probably try and get some cap space somehow.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bruins sign Mark Stuart to one year contract

The Bruins have signed defenseman Mark Stuart to a one-year contract for 1.675 million. Stuart was a restricted free agent and didn't opt for arbitration. Stuart will be a unrestricted free agent after next season. Hopefully the Bruins will have cap space to sign him long term after next season.

So now the Bruins have restricted free agents Blake Wheeler and Gregory Campbell to sign with the little cap space remaining.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bruins add depth, Wheeler and Campbell file for arbitration

The Bruins have signed defenseman Nathan McIver to a two-year contract and goalie Nolan Schaefer to a one-year contract. Both are expected to play in Providence (AHL) next season. This is a depth move by the Bruins.

In other Bruins news, forwards Blake Wheeler and Gregory Campbell both filed for arbitration. Mark Stuart did not file for arbitration as they're close to a one-year extension.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Bruins development camp roster

The Bruins development camp will start next week and the roster has been named today. Here's who will be there:

Forwards
Tyler Brenner, Jordan Caron, Joe Colborne, Craig Cunningham, Alexander Fallstrom, Justin Florek, Mark Goggin, Jared Knight, Tyler Randell, Max Sauve, Tyler Seguin, Ben Sexton, Ryan Spooner, Nick Tremblay

Defensemen
Yuri Alexandrov, Matt Bartkowski, Ryan Button, Marc Cantin, Tommy Cross, Ryan Donald, Steve Kampfer, Zach Trotman, David Warsofsky

Goaltenders
Adam Courchaine, Matt Dalton, Zane Gothberg, Mike Hutchinson

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bruins sign Reich and obtain draft pick

Besides the Paille signing, not much else happened for the Bruins today. With defenseman Derek Morris resigning with the Phoenix Coyotes, the Bruins obtained a 2011 third-round pick from the Coyotes. The Bruins would have got Phoenix's fourth- round pick if Morris signed elsewhere.

Former Bruin Jeremy Reich has signed a one-year two-way contract with the Bruins.

Through 2006-08, Reich appeared in 90 games for the Bruins, scoring two goals and three assists while recording 141 penalty minutes. In 2008-09, Reich was the Providence captain, where he mentored youngsters such as Brad Marchand.
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I think this is mainly a depth move by the Bruins. Reich can play both center and wing and brings toughness to the lineup, we all know that, seeing him with the Bruins a few years ago. I mainly remember him giving it to Adam Mair of the Sabres, getting some revenge for his late hit on David Krejci. Reich reminds me of Steve Begin somewhat, as he can penalty kill and take faceoffs. If the Bruins can't sign Gregory Campbell to a deal then look for Reich to take that fourth line center spot. But I'm expecting they will sign Campbell and Reich will start the year in Providence and come up if needed to fill in for an injury.

Chiarelli has told Miroslav Satan and Steve Begin that they won't be resigned as they're looking for other younger options.

Report says Bruins resign Paille

TSN.ca is reporting that the Bruins have resigned Daniel Paille to a two year contract ($1M in the first year and $1.15M in the second year). Source

I think it's good for the Bruins to bring back Paille, he is a great penalty killer with speed. The downside is his inability to finish his scoring chances.

TSN's Bob McKenzie is saying that the Bruins and Calgary Flames are talking about a possible Marc Savard for Robyn Regehr trade. Both players have no movement clauses that would need to be worked through.

*It's been confirmed that Paille has resigned with the Bruins with the years and money above.