As NHL training camps get underway this week, the NHL news cycle is kicking into full gear and the Boston Bruins remain one of the big stories around the league as they try to sign restricted free agent defensemen Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy. Another player that the Bruins would like to lock up is Torey Krug and Krug saying he’d take less to stay in Boston and bypass unrestricted free agency next July resonated with some young Bruins.
While Bruins GM Don Sweeney was trying to hammer out deals with McAvoy and Carlo this past weekend, he was also watching his top prospects perform at the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo and a trio of players left a great impression.
Meanwhile, the Bruins’ archrivals made it clear they won’t be bringing back a defenseman that patrolled their blue line for 16 seasons.
Here are your daily links for Monday, September 9:
Jimmy Murphy talked to Bruins young guns Jake DeBrusk and Karson Kuhlman about Krug’s willingness to take less than he could get on the open market next summer (Boston Hockey Now)
Alex Thomas looks at how Bruins prospects Trent Frederic, Urho Vaakanainen and Jack Studnicka have stood out at the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo (Boston Hockey Now)
Montreal Canadiens GM made it clear that while he appreciates what Andrei Markov did during his time as a Canadien, he will not be signing the UFA defenseman (TSN)
While everyone’s focused on 2019 No. 1 pick and New Jersey Devils prospect Jack Hughes, Ben Kuzma says don’t forget about his brother ‘The Mighty Quinn’ Hughes with the Canucks (Vancouver Province)