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Boston Bruins Interested In Resigning Chara

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Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara is now 40-years-old, but he remains the center of the Black and Gold defense. This is true because even with younger talented players coming in, Chara is the player they look up to for guidance as they start their road to becoming NHL stars.

Chara’s long-term contract comes to an end after this season, but the Boston Bruins are interested in keeping this veteran leader around despite his advanced age.

“I’ve had talks with Zee, our indications are, as he has indicated, he would like to continue to play hockey,” said Sweeney. “We would like to continue to have him as a part of the Boston Bruins. So we will monitor that as we go through camp and as we go through the start of the season and have continuous talks.

“It’s important for him to understand that we are in his court in that regard.”

Chara confirmed that he had talked to Sweeney and also reiterates his interest in continuing his career with the B’s/

“We reached out and had brief talks,” Chara confirmed. “The interest is on both sides.”

Chara is the second oldest player in the NHL at the moment with Jagr still unsigned. Visually he looked solid last season and even seemed better than he had the previous season. In 2017 he scored 10 goals and 29 points in 75 games for Boston. He averaged 23:19 ATOI which is the lowest he has actually recorded as a member of the Boston Bruins.

He will enter his 12th season with the Bruins this upcoming season and will likely remain option A for the Bruins coaching staff. He will play top minutes once again and be a mentor to Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo.

Chara turns 41 in March and signing him would mean having a player on the roster at age 42 in the following season. But if he is still effective it makes sense to extend him as a veteran leader.

In terms of a timetable, there is none when discussing a contract extension.

“There’s no timetable to have those discussions,” Sweeney, who just wrapped up an exhausting and lengthy contract negotiation with restricted free agent David Pastrnak, offered. “I think he wants to play, he can do it, he’s an impactful player, and hopefully we can look forward to having him while he monitors how long he wants to play.”

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Boston Bruins Already Having Injury Problem

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Bruins Injury Updates Have Begun

Today GM Don Sweeney has given an update on a few injured players.

Matt Beleskey who which is not a big deal since he might not even make the team is day-to-day with a foot contusion. This happened is the B’s last preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens

Jakub Forsbacka Karlsson is day-to-day as well with an upper-body injury that he received in the game against Detroit on September 19th. Hopefully, this is nothing because he was a kid that was slotted to make a roster spot.

Last is Torrey Krug who will be out for at least three weeks pending a re-evaluation at that time. He was hit in the jaw with the puck and suffered a non-displaced fracture. It occurred in the game against Detroit.

Also on another note, the team has sent Jack Studnicka and Kyle Keyser back to the OHL.

The biggest injury is with JFK, now some may say Krug but I think the B’s can find a replacement for him. McAvoy will most likely take over on the power play and maybe this opens the door for a guy like Rob O’Gara or Matt Grzelcyk. Other than these few hiccups Boston should be a fun team to watch this season. Especially if they stay as young as they have in camp and the preseason games.

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Boston Bruins Take Down Montreal In Preseason Game 1

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Bruins Grab First Win Of The Preseason

Boston took on the Canadiens last night in Quebec City and came out with a victory. Last nights team was all about the kids. Unfortnitally the game was not aired on TV in Boston. the Bruins defeated Montreal 3-2.

From what I have read from people that saw the game is that the kids were very impressive. Tim Schaller, Anders Bjork, and Jesse Gabrielle were the goal scorers. As the whole, the team seems like they are in a good spot to be competitive this season. Especially with all of the prospects on the roster that are eyeing a spot in the big club.

The most impressive was last years NCAA Hobey Baker Finalist Anders Bjork. Bjork scored his first goal in a Bruins uniform last night. Also, the word on the street is that his chemistry with the team is growing. Look for him to grab a top-six spot on the roster heading into the season.

Here is Anders Bjork on his first goal in. A very hockey guy answer:

 

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