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Payday Pete is once again threatening to screw up the Bruins salary cap situation

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Senior Staff Writer Even though he no longer works for the team, and resides some 2,600 miles away from Boston in Edmonton, Peter Chiarelli is still screwing up the salary cap for the Bruins. The Oilers’ general manager and former B’s GM, did what he does best earlier this week and overpaid Leon Draisaitl to the tune of eight years, at...
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Bounce back by Backes may be wishful thinking for Bruins

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer In the opening to his hockey notes spot in last weekend’s Sunday Boston Globe, Bruins beat guy/columnist Fluto Shinzawa writes about an interview he had recently with last summer’s big free-agent catch for the B’s, David Backes. In it, he details all the reason that Backes is more relaxed approaching his second season with the Black and...
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No matter what happens in arbitration, Sweeney needs to sell on Spooner

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer As the Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa points out in his notes column on Sunday; the Bruins have until Wednesday to come to a deal with Ryan Spooner and his agent, or an arbitrator will decide what the restricted free-agent will receive for compensation for this upcoming season. At his end of season news conference in April,...
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A deal for Duchene would be dumb for the Bruins, Sweeney should hold on to his kids this summer

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer In his final “30 Thoughts” blog post for the summer, The Hockey News’ Elliotte Friedman drops a hint that there still might be a possibility that the Colorado Avalanche may move center Matt Duchene this summer. In his number six “thought,” Friedman writes the following: “Everyone decided to take a deep breath and go back to their corners when...
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