I honestly never thought I would post this so early.
But I am.
The Bruins season has come to a tragic end. Last nights game, at Tampa Bay, was lost in a shootout, and Pittsburgh clinched the last playoff spot in the east with the win over Buffalo.
From Presidents Trophy Winners to the Playoff Lottery, I will always be here for this team. I guess the positive thing is that all the bandwagoners will now finally leave. Bruins need some change. I’m not saying a complete overhaul, I saying a little is good. I am expecting some trades and new contracts in this offseason.
I was going to post a Game Round Up of last night, but since the season is over, I thought it would be best to get this out of the way. Six months is a long time without Bruin Hockey, but I am still going to be watching the playoffs. I’m going for NYI and Minnesota, by the way.
Without further ado, here is a round up of the season!
BRUINS STATS LEADERS :
1. Patrice Bergeron, 55 points
2. Loui Eriksson, 47 points
3. Milan Lucic, 44 points
4. Carl Soderberg, 44 points
5. Brad Marchand, 42 points
1. Brad Marchand, 24 goals
2. Patrice Bergeron, 23 goals
3. Loui Eriksson, 22 goals
4. Milan Lucic, 18 goals
5. Carl Soderberg, 13 goals
1. Patrice Bergeron, 32 assists
2. Dougie Hamilton, 32 assists
3. Carl Soderberg, 31 assists
4. Reilly Smith, 27 assists
5. Torey Krug, 27 assists
1. Kevan Miller, +20
2. Torey Krug, +13
3. Milan Lucic, +13
4. David Pastrnak, +12
5. Carl Soderberg, +10
AWARDS AND DEBUTS
NHL Debuts (if bolded, they scored their first NHL point this season) :
Patrice Bergeron: NHL All-Star game Selection, 700th career NHL game, 200th NHL goal.
Tuukka Rask: NHL Third Star of the month
Milan Lucic: 300th career NHL point, 500th NHL game, 200th career NHL assist.
Loui Eriksson: 400th career NHL point
Dennis Seidenberg: 200th career NHL point
Brad Marchand: 100th NHL goal, 100th NHL assist, 200th NHL point
Carl Soderberg: 100th NHL game
Torey Krug: 100th NHL game
Simon Gagne: 600th NHL career Point
Matt Bartkowski: 100th NHL game
Chris Kelly: 700th NHL game
David Krejci: 400th Career NHL Point
Gregory Campbell: 700th NHL Game
Reilly Smith: 200th NHL game, 100th career NHL Point.
PLAYER TRADES AND WAIVERS
Players Lost via Waivers:
Matt Fraser-sent to Edmonton Oilers
Craig Cunningham-sent to Arizona Coyotes
Lost via Trade:
Jordan Caron- sent to Colorado Avalanche
Johnny Boychuk- sent to New York Islanders
Gained via Trade:
Max Talbot- from Colorado through Caron trade
Brett Connolly- from Tampa Bay for Draft Picks
Free Agent Signings:
Christopher Breen (AHL) from Calgary- currently plays in Providence
Jeremy Smith (AHL) from Springfield Falcons- currently plays in Providence
Simon Gagne- from Philadelphia Flyers
Jordan Hickman, Frank Vatrano, and Austin Czarnik: Entry Level Contracts.
Player Contract Extensions:
Matt Bartkowski: 1 year, $1.25 million
David Pastrnak: 3 year, $2.775 million entry level contract
Jordan Caron: 1 year, $600,000
Craig Cunningham: 1 year, $600,000
Zach Trotman: 2 years, $1.25 million
David Warsofsky: 1 year, $600,000
David Krejci: 6 years, $43.5 million extension
Matt Fraser: 1 year, $625,000
Reilly Smith: 1 year, $1.4 million
Torey Krug: 1 year, $1.4 million
Reilly Smith: 2 year, $6.85 million extension
Torey Krug: 1 year, $3.4 million extension
Overall: 41-27-14 (96 points)
Finished 5th in Atlantic, 9th in Eastern, 17th in NHL
I will continue to post in the offseason for player signings, trades, and other news that have relevence.
see you all in october