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Boston Bruins Have Three Prospects In The NCAA Frozen Four Tournament



Bruins Prospects in the Frozen Four

Boston Bruins will have three prospects in this years NCAA Frozen Four Tournament. One from Notre Dam and two from Harvard. The Frozen Four was set last night as the final four teams of the 16 played. The Frozen Four will be played in Chicago next week April 6, 2017.

Notre Dame Faced-off against UMass Lowell and Penn State Took on Denver. The Bruins have no prospects on Penn or Denver.

Anders Bjork will be playing for Notre Dame. Before last night Bjork had 2 goals in Notre Dames victory over Minnesota. Last night he helped the Irish to an overtime victory against the Riverhawks. Bjork assisted on all three Irish goals. His biggest came on the overtime winner. Bjork also finished a plus 3. The Irish defeated UML 3-2. Also he is a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.

Bjork and Notre Dame will face Denver on April 6 at 9:30 and the game will be aired an ESPN2.

Ryan Donato and Wiley Sherman are also headed to Chicago with Harvard. Harvard defeated Providence and Air Force to reach the Frozen Four.

Donato has a goal and assists in Harvard’s two games. He also finished with a plus 4. Sherman also had an assist in those two games.

Season came to an end for other prospects

Charlie McAvoy and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson had their season come to an end. Boston University lost to Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday.

McAvoy did manage to score the game winner in the Terriers overtime vicotory over North Dakota. JFK also had a goal in that game.

I cannot wait to see these guys in a Bruins uniform. Especially Bjork who is just a thrill to watch.

Other Prospects

Zach Senyshyn and the Soo Greyhounds are in the CHL playoffs. The greyhounds lost to the Flint Birds Saturday 6-4. Senyshyn had one goal in that game. The teams are in a seven game series and after the Saturday the series is tied at 1 a piece. During the regular season Zach had 42 goals and 23 assists in 59 games.

Jeremy Lauzon and the Rouyn Noranda also lost in their game Friday. Lauzon also manged a goal in the 5-4 loss Friday. He also netted a goal and an assist in the Huskies 3-2 win Saturday over Halifax. The QMJHL playoff is a seven game series and is tied at 1 game a piece. Lauzon scored 5 goals and 23 assists in 61 regular season games.

Jesse Gabrielle and Prince George are also tied at 1 a piece in their series against Portland. Gabrielle notched an assist in the Cougars 5-1 win Sunday. He had 35 goals and 29 assists in 61 regular season games.

Jack Becker has five goals in five games for the Sioux Falls Stampede. He has committed to play at Michigan Tech who were knocked of before they reached the Frozen Four by Denver. He is only 19 and has 15 goals and 11 assists in 45 games this season in the WHL.

Justin is a Computer Networking student at Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Boston Bruins Want To Sign Pastrnak Long-Term



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Boston Bruins Want To Sign David Pastrnak Long-Term According To Team Ownership

The David Pastrnak news continues to swirl around. On Monday we had the ex-NHL gm throwing out a trade rumor, on Tuesday Don Sweeney shot it down. And now on Wednesday, Boston Bruins owner Charlie Jacobs declares the team wants a long-term contract extension.

“There certainly was no intention to trade David,” Jacobs said during an in-studio visit to Fenway Park as part of the 2017 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. “Our intent is to sign David to a long-term extension.”

As for the Brian Lawton rumor, Jacobs wants to know who his source is.

“I think by virtue of it being the middle of August, some of the writers may feel compelled and come up with something interesting to sell a paper perhaps,” Jacobs offered, “I wanted to ask Brian Lawton who his source was, but I’m not sure he’d give it up.”

Jacobs said there has been no discussions with other teams regarding a Pastrnak trade and continue to publicly state they want a long-term deal.

“We certainly haven’t had any discussions with any other teams about trading David,” Jacobs said. “The only discussions that we’ve had are between David and David’s agent, and frankly conveying just what I shared with you, that our intention is to sign him to a long-term deal.

As for term, the Boston Bruins are thinking 6+ years.

“When I say long term, six or more years, that’s on our radar.”

As for my opinion. I believe the team is still trying to knock out a long-term contract with the young forward. There isn’t alot of trades I would consider. If you move on from him for a forward, that wouldn’t make sense. If you could land a young top of the league defensemen, then I am listening.

A player like Drew Doughty who is in the prime of his career would be a trade I would entertain if I was the Bruins. But I am not sure that type of yield will be out there for Pastrnak. I think one of the biggest issues right now is Pastrnak is asking for an much higher value than the Bruins are comfortable with.

I continue to expect a deal to be signed, sealed, and delivered right at the start of training camp next month.

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Boston Bruins Talk: Sweeney Confirms No Pastrnak Trade, Broadcast Shakeup



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Boston Bruins Talk: Sweeney Confirms No Pastrnak Trade, Broadcast Shakeup

Despite the NHL season being over a month away, there has been a lot of Boston Bruins chatter going on this Tuesday.

On Monday an ex-NHL GM hinted on Twitter that the Bruins might trade restricted free agent forward David Pastrnak. In an email to the Boston Globe, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney strongly denied the rumor with no Pastrnak trade even being considered.

On Pastrnak’s side of things, his agent J.P. Barry believes the dialogue between the two sides has been excellent.

“We will continue to negotiate — we still have lots of time,” Barry said to the Globe. “David prefers to sign a longer term deal with the Bruins.. The negotiations between myself and Don have been very open and both sides understand each other’s positions. Hopefully we can agree on an overall structure that is amenable to both sides in the next month.”

It is worth noting that the Bruins have had a fair amount of dealing with Barry who represents former Boston Bruins players Loui Eriksson and Dougie Hamilton. As I stated yesterday, a potential deal with Pastrnak should be signed around training camp.

Shakeup On The Boston Bruins Broadcasts

On Monday afternoon, NESN announced the hiring of Alex Kraemer as the team’s new rinkside reporter. The previous rinkside reporter, Sarah Nicole Davis, left the network earlier this season after being in the role since 2014.

Kraemer has served as an in-stadium host for the New York City FC of MLS. But don’t worry Boston Bruins fans, she has NHL experience as well. Kraemer has worked as an in-arena host for the Philadelphia Flyers for the past two seasons.

The NESN change-up isn’t the only major broadcast news though for the Boston Bruins. The other news is a shakeup on the radio side of things. Long-time play-by-play man, Dave Goucher of 98.5 The Sports Hub is moving on after 17 years having called Bruins games since 2000.

Goucher’s most memorable call for many is his 2011 Stanley Cup call where he said “Cue the duck boats” celebrating the clubs first championship since 1972.

New Boston Bruins Show

In different new, Trifecta Network announced the name for it’s new Boston Bruins show. It will be called The 7th Floor and will launch sometime next week.

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Former NHL GM Says Pastrnak Could Be Traded



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Boston Bruins Talk: Former NHL GM Says Pastrnak Could Be Traded

The Boston Bruins have yet to resign restricted free agent forward David Pastrnak. This unsigned player has caused quite the stir in the Boston hockey community. Many have speculated the sides are very far apart.

But on Monday a former NHL GM and current NHL Network analyst Brian Lawton suggested on Twitter that the Bruins could be trading Pastrnak due to their current contract issues with the 21-year-old forward.

The analyst also happened to misspell Pastrnak, so there’s that too.

But in all honesty, Lawton isn’t tapped into the Boston Bruins hockey scene. In reality he isn’t that tapped into the NHL in general. But there is of course a real possibility that Pastrnak is traded.

The young forward notched 34 goals last season and should be commanding top dollar. The Bruins have $10 million in cap space to play with, plenty to get a deal with Pastrnak done. Nothing to this point suggests the two sides are having issues communicating and no one has suggested a trade is immanent.

The Boston Bruins had Pastrnak represent them on their China trip last month, nothing seemed wrong with the two sides during its duration. Twitter accounts can literally Tweet out anything. While this is a possibility, it doesn’t seem likely at the moment.

Look for a Pastrnak deal to be done right around the opening of training camp.

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