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Bruins Closing in on Panthers Winger Nathan Horton?

From NESN.com’s James Murphy:

Well, it appears Chiarelli could already have a trade in place that would bring a current NHLer to Boston.

While the parameters of the trade are unclear at this point, a very reliable source told NESN.com on Friday that the Bruins are closing in on a trade with the Florida Panthers that would see them acquire winger Nathan Horton, who was drafted third overall by the Panthers in 2003, but in six NHL seasons, has cracked the 30-goal plateau only once and—in the eyes of fans and media—failed to reach his potential and use his 6-foot-2, 229-pound frame properly.

There were no specifics on what else may come to Boston in the deal or what the return would be to Florida, but it has been well documented that Chiarelli would love to move into the top 5-7 picks overall to get one of the top defensive prospects available, so this could be a package deal involving roster players and picks.

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Report- Cam Neely Will Be Named Boston Bruins President

via the Boston Herald,

The Bruins have called a press conference for tomorrow to announce that Vice President Cam Neely will be elevated to the title of team president, according to a club source. It has long been speculated that the Hall of Fame former Bruin, who became a club executive after GM Peter Chiarelli was hired in 2006, would one day stepped into the role of team president, last held by Harry Sinden, who was moved out of that role and into that of senior adviser to the owner, also after Chiarelli was hired.

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Bruins Extend Seidenberg

via a Boston Bruins tweet,

The B’s have signed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a four-year contract extension.

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Bruins Extend Shawn Thornton

via Fluto Shinzawa of the Bruins Blog,

Shawn Thornton has signed a two-year extension with the Bruins. In 74 games, the 32-year-old tough guy scored one goal and nine assists while recording 141 penalty minutes. Thornton, who skated on both sides of the fourth line, averaged 9:02 of ice time per game. Thornton recorded 21 fights, including his beatdown of Matt Cooke in the first Boston-Pittsburgh game following Marc Savard’s concussion.

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Surgery For Three Bruins

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that defenseman Andrew Ference underwent successful right hernia repair surgery and goaltender Tim Thomas underwent successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. Chiarelli also announced that forward Vladimir Sobotka will undergo a left shoulder stabilization procedure on Tuesday May 25.

Ference’s surgery was performed by Dr. David Berger at Mass General Hospital and his expected recovery time is two months. Thomas’ surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and his expected recovery time is three to four months.

Sobotka’s procedure will be performed by Dr. Peter Asnis and Dr. Thomas Holovacs at Mass General Hospital. More information on his recovery time will be available after the procedure.

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Afternoon Line

“They know that no matter where I’m at or what’s going on, I’m going to be competing, for sure.  If you look over the course of my career, every time I’ve had some sort of setback, I came back even stronger. I think that’s what people should plan on. Because that’s what I plan on.’‘

-Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.  Chris Nichols of Sportsnet looks at Thomas for next year from a fantasy point of view.

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Calling Out Goalies

from Stan Fishchler at the Hockey Journal,

* Roberto Luongo’s dismal playoff performance against Chicago – for the second spring in a row he choked against the Blackhawks – underlines a few points:

1. He is the most overrated — and overpaid—goalie in hockey;

2. Vancouver will never win a Stanley Cup with Luongo in goal; and

3. The sooner dear Roberto gives up the captaincy, the better off it will be for the entire team….

* Now Boston must deal virtually useless Tim Thomas, who’s overpaid and over-the-hill and a dubious Number One anywhere.

As the Bruins went down in the last moments of Game 6 in Philly, the cameras caught Thomas smiling on the bench, talking to Tuukka Rask, who’d just been pulled. We wonder what was so funny at that point in time.

more hockey notes…

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Brian Campbell For Tim Thomas?

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

• Keep an eye on Chicago defenseman/puck-pusher Brian Campbell in the Sharks-Hawks series. He has six years left on a deal that carries a $7.14 million cap hit. By no means an easy deal to shake. But with Bruins goalie Tim Thomas carrying a $5 million cap hit for three more years, and Tuukka Rask now distinctly the No. 1, a Campbell-Thomas exchange is something the sides might explore around the June draft. Campbell, by the way, turns 31 Sunday.

• With five weeks to go before the draft, the Lightning still don’t have a CEO or GM, which could mean Jim Hammett (player personnel director) and Darryl Plandowski (head amateur scout) would make the call on Tampa’s picks, including No. 6 overall.

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Afternoon Line

When you’re lacking in character, you give up 3-0 series leads and 3-0 Game 7 advantages.

-Fluto Shinzawa of the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe.  Read more on the Bruins.

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Challenges For The Canadiens

from Chris Iorfida of the Stanley Cup Blog at CBC,

Montreal is deserving of plaudits after containing arguably the three most skilled players in the league over the first two rounds: Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

The Flyers don’t have that one galvanizing offensive force, but they have something that the Penguins and maybe even the Capitals lack—consistent secondary scoring.

Philadelphia, even without Carter, still has six players in the lineup who scored at least 14 goals this season. The list doesn’t include talented late-season pickup Ville Leino, who stepped into the lineup in the Boston series and contributed two goals and four assists.

The list is headed by Mike Richards. The captain isn’t quite on the level of Ovechkin, Crosby or Malkin, but he can score regularly while also giving maximum effort in his own end, something that can’t always be said of that trio.

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