Thursday, July 11, 2013

Impactful Summer Thus Far For Bruins

It did not take long for the Boston Bruins to make an immediate splash this off-season. Who would have thought that the B's would part ways with one of their most prized possessions.

They traded away Tyler Seguin, along with Rich Peverley, to the Dallas Stars for Loui Eriksson and a plethora of other players. Seguin played three seasons with the Black and Gold, recording 56 goals and 65 assists in over 200 games. The Stars will get a top-line player of the future. 

It was surprising that the Bruins parted ways rather quickly with a player who was once the second overall pick in the NHL draft a few years ago. However, Eriksson will be a huge asset for this team and will fit very well on the second line.

With Nathan Horton signing with the Columbus Blue Jackets, a void was left to fill on the top line. Ironically, Jarome Iginla signed with Boston a number of days ago. The deal is for one year, but with the way that the Pittsburgh Penguins were bounced from the Eastern Conference Finals at the hands of the Bruins, Iginla has something to prove. 

Also, Tuukka Rask signed a long-term deal that is worth $56 million over the next eight years. He is now alongside Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne as the highest paid goaltenders in the NHL. 

Patrice Bergeron's long-term deal is most likely right around the corner. 

This was just a brief recap of the major moves made by the Bruins thus far. 

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