Wednesday, July 2, 2008

NHL Free Agency started

1st off if anyone see J.A. Adande - punch right to the face... he thinks the "NHL free agency peroid is cute". How cute will it be when he gets a good old fashion hockey beating?

2nd below are the Bruins signings so far. I heard that by signing Ryder the Bruins are out of the Marian Hossa sweepstakes...lets hope they can still get something done there, maybe 8 years and $70 mil?? Does anyone have Chiarelli on speed dial?? Lets spend some of Jacobs money here.

3rd here are the new seats the Bruins just released:

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Balcony Sections 327 and 328, Rows 2 -15

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Good Bye Glenn Metropolit:

Metropolit signed a two year deal with the Flyers for a million dollars a year. Metropolit is a solid defensive forward who will replace Jim Dowd as the Flyers fourth line center. He has played 262 career NHL games with 5 different organizations, including last season with the Boston Bruins. He scored 33 points last season with Boston but he is known as a hustle guy and a great penalty killer.

Hello Ryder and Blake:

Bruins sign forward Michael Ryder to three-year, $12 million deal
Among the handful of reclamation projects that presented themselves during the first day of free agency, few are as interesting as the Boston Bruins' experiment with former Montreal power forward Michael Ryder. Ryder had back-to-back 30-goal campaigns after the lockout, but ran afoul with Montreal coach Guy Carbonneau and ended up being a healthy scratch, chipping in just 14 goals. But Boston GM Peter Chiarelli had seen plenty of Ryder in the Northeast Division, first when Chiarelli was in Ottawa and then after taking over in Boston. He liked what he saw. "He's got a pretty good shot. He's quite a dangerous player," Chiarelli told late Tuesday night. Perhaps more important, coach Claude Julien has a long history with Ryder, dating back to junior. Last season, the Bruins were 24th in goals per game and 16th on the power play, so Ryder will be a welcome addition if he can regain his touch.

Jul 1, 2008, 12:22 PM EDT
Blake Wheeler (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday that the club has signed forward Blake Wheeler to an entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Wheeler, a Plymouth, Minnesota native, has spent the last three seasons playing for the University of Minnesota. In his 2007-2008 season, he led the team in scoring with 15-20-35 totals in 44 games, and was named to the third team, All-WCHA. Originally drafted in the first round (5th overall) by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, he will forego his senior season to enter the NHL. He did not sign with the Coyotes and became an unrestricted free agent.

The 6-4, 215 pound 21-year-old leaves the Gophers with career 42-54-96 totals in 127 games. In the 2006-2007 postseason, he earned the Tom Mohr Playoff MVP Award after tallying four goals and one assist. As a freshman, he recorded 9-14-23 totals at Minnesota, skating alongside fellow Bruin Phil Kessel. In 2005-2006 he also skated for the USA in the IIHF World Junior Championships, where he played in all seven games and scored two goals against Finland.

Before attending the University of Minnesota, Wheeler spent one season in the USHL with the Green Bay Gamblers, and led the team in scoring by notching 19 goals and 28 assists in 58 games. .

Wheeler is expected to attend the Bruins Development Camp which will be held July 8 - July 12 at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA.

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