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VIDEO: Haggs And Murph Dissect Boston Bruins Offseason



Boston Bruins Jimmy Murphy, Joe Haggerty

New Boston Hockey Now Bruins and NHL Insider Joe Haggerty and Bruins and I break down the abysmal and baffling start to free agency and the offseason for the Boston Bruins.

Can the Bruins still get another scoring forward for their top six forward group? Can they get another top four left-handed shot defenseman? Why have that sat on the sidelines as others scooped up the star players on the market?

Boston Bruins team President Cam Neely is on record with BHN saying there is no internal hockey spending cap for him and Sweeney as they try to shape the Boston Bruins roster for 2021 and beyond. If that’s the case then what gives? Why are the Bruins seemingly focused on the middle tier free agents and why have they not made an impact trade?

“Well there could be,” Haggerty replied when asked if he thought there are limitations on Neely and Sweeney. We all know there were layoffs at the Garden, with the Garden employees and there have been issues where Delaware North as a concession company. …I can’t think of too many companies that are going to be hurting more than a concession company that relies on events; that rely on fans; that relies on events and people going into arenas.

But that being said, and it’s going to affect it a little bit, I think the Bruins just have salary cap issues. They’ve got problems! They’ve only got $10 million and they’ve gotta stretch that $10 million to potentially re-sign Zdeno Chara, deal with Matt Grzelcyk in arbitration, where I’m sure he’s going to get upwards of $2.5-3 million. He’s going to get somewhere in that range I think per year and Jake DeBrusk is going to get anywhere from $4-5million.”

That and more as we welcome Haggs onto the BHN team!




With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN,, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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1st off….Congrats on new job Haggs!
2nd Can you please list all of Don Sweeneys transactions since he became GM and let the fans see if they have an incompetent GM


Haggerty joins Murphy….
any Italians work there ?

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