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Bruins Daily: Bruins Expand Coaching Search; NHL Trade Rumors



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With the NHL Draft under three weeks away, NHL trade rumors are starting to pick up.

Could an Arlington, MA native and former local NCAA head coach emerge as a candidate to become the next Boston Bruins head coach?

That, Stanley Cup Playoffs news and more in your BHN Bruins Daily:

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Could former Northeastern head coach and current Colorado Eagles (AHL) bench boss Greg Cronin become a candidate to become the next head coach of the Boston Bruins?

If the Boston Bruins aren’t heading into a rebuild, should Colorado Avalanche winger and Conn Smythe favorite Valeri Nichushkin be a UFA target for them if he hits the market?

National Hockey Now

PGH: Is the NHL season too long? Our man in Pitt, Dan Kingerski thinks so.

WSH: The Washington Capitals will be without center Nicklas Backstrom for awhile after he had successful hip resurfacing surgery (hip replacement). There are some wondering if he will be able to resume his career. Our best to Backstrom and hoping he makes it back.

FLA: The Florida Panthers are reportedly interested in Barry Trotz and Pete DeBoer as candidates for their open head coaching post.

DET: A trio of former Detroit Red Wings were not named to the Czech Hockey Federation.



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COL: The Colorado Avalanche are two games away from their third Stanley Cup championship after embarrassing the defending champs, the Tampa Bay Lighting with a 7-0 win.

VGK: After finally getting dealt by the Buffalo Sabres on the NHL trade market, it wasn’t the best of starts for Jack Eichel with the Vegas Golden Knights.

SJS: Not surprisingly, the San Jose Sharks are huge long shots to win the 2023 Stanley Cup.

Canada Hockey Now

VAN: Could the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils hook up on the NHL trade market in a trade involving J.T. Miller or the second overall pick?

MTL: Speaking of the Devils and the second overall pick, could the Montreal Canadiens enter any potential NHL trade sweepstakes for the pick?


The fruitless exercise that is keeping the Arizona Coyotes in Arizona continues to be allowed.

Finally Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads!


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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Rick W Murray

They should expand it even further to a new gm and President I nominate Barry trotz for gm and President.


look, if sweeney is now saying he’s expanding his coaching search, that proves,,he has no plan, cause he has no answers from bergy, krejic or pasta to move this original 6 team forward, turf his ass, and lick your wounds that you didn’t bring gorton back…he needs to tell these players there are time lines on answers before the draft and free agency,,,,ie, hold them accountable… im begining to believe the inmates are running the asylum, and number one idiot is sweeney..this is also a business and i wont be bringing my canadian dollars down to boston anytime soon, if… Read more »


Just looking at Sweeney make me roll my eyes the guy looks burnt out looks like an old used shoe, not sure what Neely is doing here but man the Bruins need a big face change, morale looks low. Neely and Sweeney have to go that would be the best move at this point.

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