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.
After an almost unsettlingly quiet offseason so far, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli did some catching up this week, announcing a number of transactions as training camp for the 2014-15 NHL season lurks just over a month away. The most notable announcement was a 6-year, $43.5 million dollar contract extension for David Krejci that will keep the 28-year old Czech with the B’s through the 2020-21 season. Additionally, Chiarelli announced a new two-way contract for up-and-comer Matt Fraser, along with an AHL contract for veteran defenseman Steve Eminger and a training camp invite for Ville Leino.