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Sturm To The Kings

BOSTON, MA – Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that Boston has traded forward Marco Sturm to the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations. The trade is contingent upon Sturm passing a physical conducted by Los Angeles’ medical staff.

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Video- DiPietro Another Hasek School Of Stickhandling Candidate

Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins with the shorthanded goal.

Bruins won 5-2 tonight.

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Bruins Lose Mark Stuart For 4-6 Weeks

BOSTON (December 8,2010)- Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following update today on defenseman Mark Stuart, who was injured in the first period of the Bruins/Sabres game on December 7:

Mark sustained a fracture to the 4th metacarpal of his right hand (ring finger) and dislocated his 4th metacarpal phlangeal joint. He was evaluated by Dr. Matt Leibman at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and is expected to miss approximately 4-6 weeks.

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Video- Tim Thomas With The Save Of The Year On Francois Beauchemin

Thomas with the save in OT, Bruins did lose in the shootout.

added 10:11pm, via Elliotte Friedman tweet,

Beauchemin on Thomas save: “When I shot, there was no one in net. If we had lost the shootout…” (Stopped and shook head.)

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  Tags: francois+beauchemin, tim+thomas

Video- Marc Savard Feature

Elliotte Friedman of Inside Hockey sat down with Marc Savard earlier today.

Take six minutes out of your day and watch it.

 

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Toronto Still Paying For Kessel Trade

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

If the season ended today, the Bruins would land another lottery pick, since the Leafs entered play Saturday 28th overall in the 30-team league.

“If it happens, it happens,” Seguin said, breaking into a wry grin.

“We’ll see how it works out.”

Thus far, it has worked out well.

All because Burke, rightly or wrongly, believed so strongly in Phil Kessel.

When Burke coughed up first-round picks in 2010 and 2011 plus a second-round selection in order to snag Kessel, it never entered his mind his Leafs would finish in the bottom five of the 2009-10 standings.

That being the case, he must be in a state of shock to find his team dwelling among the bottom feeders for a second-consecutive season.

more

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Is Chara An Elite Defenseman?

Adam Proteau of The Hockey News answers some email…

Why is Zdeno Chara always talked about as one of the NHL’s top defensemen? When the Bruins gave him a seven-year extension this year, I had to shake my head.

Sure, he’s got a heck of a reach and a blistering shot, but it seems like (a) he’s always getting burned at the blueline by small, agile skaters (like Martin St-Louis); (b) his shots are never on net; (c) he turns the puck over every time he takes more than two strides with it; and (d) he’s always taking mental-mistake penalties at the worst times….

Certainly, there are people in the hockey industry who feel as you do, but I’m not one of them. Which isn’t to say I put Chara at or near the top of my Norris ballot each year – in fact, he wasn’t in my top five last season.

That said, the guy averages two more minutes of ice time than any other Bruins skater; has missed an average of just five games in each of the past eight seasons; currently is tied for second on the team in plus-minus (at plus-13); and, since he was traded from the Islanders organization in 2001, has been a plus-156 in 639 regular season games.

That may not qualify him for Hall of Fame status, but in today’s NHL, Chara’s skill set is more valuable than you imply….

more Q & A inlcuding Detroit trading Jiri Hudler and a pick for Martin Brodeur….

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This Can’t Happen

Easy to pick on a goalie for making this kind of Tommy Salo-esque mistake but I’m not trying to kick Mike Smith when he’s down at all.

Obviously, there was more than this one play to fault for an 8-1 Lightning loss in Boston but the bottom line, as GM Steve Yzerman has now publicly acknowledged, is that the Bolts imply need more from their goaltenders.

Continue Reading »

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  Tags: dan+ellis, mike+smith, steve+yzerman

Savard Finally Plays Again

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

“You don’t know what you have sometimes,’’ mused the 33-year-old Savard, “until you lose it.’’

What Savard got was a warm reception from the sellout crowd of 17,565 and an impressive night’s work in which he logged 15:45 in ice time in the Bruins’ 8-1 rout. He went without a point, but he moved well, used his stick to break up a number of Lightning passes, and came out of it all feeling fine and wanting more — which he’ll get tomorrow night when the Bruins play in Toronto.

“I was hoping for a miracle today,’’ said a smiling Savard. “It didn’t happen, but . . . ’’

But, no dizzy spells, no nausea, no depression, no needless worries. Savard traded shoulder bumps and knocks in open ice. No fake artistry about it, he played well from start to finish, although he noted feeling winded when a few of his 21 shifts ran a little longer than anticipated.

read on

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Report- Marco Sturm To LA Kings

via Darren Dreger tweet,

Sturm to La. Working on details

update 12:49pm, Bob McKenzie confirms via tweet,

Marco Sturm has been traded to the LA Kings. Details to follow.

added 1:18pm, another tweet from McKenzie,

Hearing the Bruins received a conditional draft pick for Sturm.

Remember, the Bruins could not take much salary back in order to stay under the cap.

note: original post time was 12:47pm  Now this…

Bob McKenzie tweet,

Sturm waived NTC to go to LAK and thought he was on his way but fact he is still injured complicated matters. Stay tuned. No timeline

.

Pierre LeBrun tweet,

was told Sturm deal “dead as of now.” Both teams leaving door open

.

added 9:52pm,

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli has released the following statement:

“I am aware of the various media reports today regarding Marco Sturm. I can confirm that I spoke to Marco about waiving his no trade clause and have had discussions regarding Marco with other teams. I can also confirm that there is no trade in place with Marco. At this time, Marco is a member of the Boston Bruins and will continue to train with our team.”

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