Every year, hockey fans long for July 1 – a day that resembles Christmas as organizations drop millions of dollars on free agents to improve their teams. This tradition comes with insomnia, your phone glued to your hand, and migraines due to an excess of blue light hitting your eyes. The intrigue stems from the fact
As mentioned in this article’s companion piece (which you can find here), the Boston Bruins have come out on the winning end of several of the most lopsided trades in NHL history. Milt Schmidt turned around a moribund franchise by acquiring Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield from Chicago for pennies on the dollar.
In 2015, his first year at the helm, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney waded into the waters on day one of free agency and made quite the splash, inking Matt Beleskey to a five-year, $19 million contract. Year two was kicked off with another July 1 signing, this time bringing David Backes into the fold
The Boston Bruins can scratch one restricted free agent off of their “To Do” list. Noel Acciari inked a two-year, one way contract with the Bruins on Wednesday, and though his re-signing with the club likely raised few (if any) eyebrows, the salary and nature of the deal are a pleasant surprise. His $725,000 cap hit