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OFFSEASON STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS After a successful 2010 - 2011 season, The Boston Bruins look to the offseason to continue cementing themselves as a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference and a perennial Stanley Cup favorite. The following will be addressed in short order:

Claude Julien's job is safe. However, the organization will not turn a blind eye to the powerplay feebleness witnesses on the ice this past post-season. The assistant coaches will be held accountable and an assessed in the coming weeks. Candidates for an assistant coach position to specifically handle the powerplay will be interviewed, starting next week.

Tomas Kaberle will be re-signed. Tomas expressed interest to be a Boston Bruin and only a Boston Bruin when he limited his NTC to Boston last February. No doubt the rigors of being traded from Toronto, a city that he and his family had deep roots in for 8 years, affected his on-ice performance. The organization feels that as Tomas acclimatizes to Boston and his family properly settles in over the summer, his play will be rise to the caliber he is known for.

Mark Recchi has been extended another 1-year contract and we will wait patiently as he contemplates his playing future. He has earned that right.

Marc Savard's health is absolutely the 1st priority, and the Bruins organization will actively participate in his rehabilitation. Updates as they become available.




THE BOSTON BRUINS PROUDLY SELECT...

YEARROUNDOVERALLTRANSACTION
2011TOR 1st9thTraded to CGY
2011MIN 2nd40th 
2011LAK 2nd49th 
2011PHX 3rd80th 
2011BOS 4th115thTraded to CGY
2011DAL 5th135th 
2011BOS 5th145th 
2011BOS 6th175th 
2011FLO 7th183rdConditions on pick are unconfirmed
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2012BOS 1st  
2012BOS 2nd Traded to TOR (Conditional on Kaberle re-signing with BOS or BOS advancing to the SCF)
2012BOS 3rd  
2012BOS 4th  
2012BOS 5th  
2012BOS 6th  
2012BOS 7th  



ROSTER & CAP HIT

M. Lucic ($4.083M) - D. Krejci ($3.750M) - N. Horton ($4.000M)
B. Marchand ($0.904M) - P. Bergeron ($5.000M) - J. Iginla ($7.000M)
C. Glencross ($1.200M) - R. Peverley ($1.325M) - T. Seguin ($3.250M)
M. Recchi ($1.950M - UFA) - G. Campbell ($1.100M) - S. Thornton ($0.813M)
S. Nichol ($0.850M)

Z. Chara ($6.917M) - D. Seidenberg ($3.250M)
T. Kaberle ($4.250M) - J. Boychuk ($1.875M)
B. Lee ($0.875M) - A. McQuaid ($0.575M)

T. Thomas ($5.000M)
T. Rask ($1.250M)

INJURED: M. Savard ($4.007M)

BUYOUT: P. Eaves ($0.258M)


CURRENT PAYROLL: $58,899,666
CAP SPACE: $6,430,334



SIGNINGS
PLAYERSTATUSCAPHITCONTRACTNEGOTIATION
Tomas Kaberle UFA $4.250M Re-signed $8.500M/2yrs 2 year deal takes Kaberle to 35 years of age. Allows for flexibility in 2013-2014 when Horton, Lucic, Seguin, and Thomas require new contracts
Brad Marchand RFA $0.904M Re-signed $2.713M/3yrs OR $2.800M/2yrs 10% raise on his $0.822M ELC. 3 year contract leaves him 1 year clear of UFA. Alternative contract is actual contract I would sign RFA too.
Mark Recchi UFA $1.950M TBD Contract tendered. Recchi contemplating if he wishes to play another year. He'll have to take a paycut of atleast half to stay with the team.
Curtis Glencross UFA $1.200M TBD Negotiations ongoing. Will be signed.
Scott Nichol UFA $0.850M Re-signed $0.850M/1year 1 year deal brings in the veteran agitator to provide depth in the FO, PK, and grit departments


TOP PROSPECTS
[1] RW - Jordan Caron
[2] LW - Ryan Spooner
[3] LD - Nicolas Deslauriers
[4] RW - Jared Knight
[5] CE - Maxime Sauve
[6] LD - Matt Bartkowski
[7] RW - Jamie Arniel
[8] CE - Zach Hamil
[9] LD - David Warsofsky
[10] LD - Ryan Button


IN SEARCH OF
(1) Cheap Bottom Pairing Defenseman
(∞) Draft Picks


TRADE BLOCK
Prospects. Currently on the chopping block is Jamie Arniel

Picks. Will package picks to move up. Will also consider moving down closer to selection time.


Transactions

Team AAcquiredTeam BAcquired
Jarome Iginla & Curtis GlencrossTOR 1st '11, BOS 4th '11, Steven Kampfer
DAL 5th '11Michael Ryder
LAK 2nd '11 & Nicolas DeslauriersDaniel Paille, Chris Kelly & Andrew Ference
Brian LeeZach Hamil
Scott NicholAnton Khudobin








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