With training camps around a month away, teams have begun to look for value contracts and potential PTO candidates on the open market. For a team in salary cap hell like the Boston Bruins, this is a key part of the summer. The club, according to our own Jimmy Murphy, has been in contact with UFA Brian Boyle. He isn’t the only free agent attracting interest from around the league. More on that in a moment. Here are the top stories from around the NHL on Thursday, August 8th.
BHN’s Jimmy Murphy had the exclusive scoop on Wednesday that the Boston Bruins have been in contact with free agent forward Brian Boyle. The native of Hingham split last season between the New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators. (Boston Hockey Now)
Outside of the Boston market? You’re in luck! The Bruins are one of the most prominently featured teams on the NHL on NBC schedule this season. The Bruins will play 12 games on NBC and NBCSN throughout the course of the campaign, including the first Stanley Cup rematch with St. Louis on October 26th. (Boston Hockey Now)
The search for the next GM of the Minnesota Wild has led to New York. The club has reportedly asked the Rangers for permission to speak with Assistant GM Chris Drury about the job. According to reports, however, the Rangers have rejected that request. (Blueshirt Banter)
Andrei Markov wants to return to the NHL, preferably with the Montreal Canadiens. The veteran Russian defender, now 40, has his eyes on a one-year deal with Montreal. He played 16 seasons with the club before returning to Europe. (NHL.com)
Here’s a full look at the NHL on NBC schedule for the 2019-20 season. (NBC Sports)