We’re now just a mere ten days from opening night, and the B’s roster continues to come into focus. The big news this morning was the dual signing of “holdouts” Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, who each inked one year bridge deals worth $1.4m each. The battles for the last few remaining spots also continues to heat up, with a number of players released from camp over the past week.
The Bruins officially announced the team’s training camp schedule today, a journey that begins with off-ice testing tomorrow and runs through the final preseason game on October 4th against the Red Wings at the Garden. The full details are below.
Also, if you’ve been living under a rock, Torey Krug is expected to hold out and miss the beginning of camp as he remains without a contract. CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty reports that Krug and teammate Reilly Smith – also without a contract and a possible hold-out – were given qualifying offers over the summer. Krug’s was worth in the neighborhood of $1.25m, a far cry from the $3m he apparently wanted originally. With Detroit’s Danny DeKeyser getting a 2 year, $4.4m contract this week, you can probably expect the final Krug number to be in the $2m range.
Ok, moving on from the devastating loss of Jamie Erdahl, here are some more hockey related tidbits from the Black and Gold today:
Behind the B
Tonight was the debut episode of Season 2 of “Behind the B,” NESN & the B’s 24/7 knock-off. It was actually pretty good. Highlights included:
- David Pastrnak – pure gold (B’s apparently almost traded UP to get him):
s/t Pete Blackburn for the vines (@PeteBlackburn on Twitter).
Day = ruined. NESN announced today that Jamie Erdahl, who joined up back in October of 2012, will be leaving her rinkside duties with the Bruins for an opportunity to cover college football with CBS Sports.
In yet another sign that the NHL season is around the corner, the Boston Bruins rookie squad is in Nashville this weekend for their first tournament of the preseason, facing off yesterday against the Florida Panthers rookies. Obviously most eyes were on bigger names like this year’s first round draft pick b, along with goaltender Malcolm Subban and defenseman Linus Arnesson, the team’s first 2013 pick. And while there were plenty of positive signs, the B’s couldn’t find the back of the net and fell 2-0 in their first game. They’re back in action this afternoon against the Lightning rookies.