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Two Contracts Down...

Dennis Seidenberg joins Shawn Thornton on the roster.

Sunday, 06.6.2010 / 10:59 AM ET / Bish's Blog
By John Bishop  -
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Two Contracts Down...
  Seidenberg Signed (06/06/2010) 
Abigail Seaver: 
Good morning! Sunday reading is here:
  1. Seidenberg will be staying around with 4-year extension (F. Shinzawa, Boston Globe, Bruins Notebook)
  2. Dennis Seidenberg staying put (S. Harris, Boston Herald)
  3. Seidenberg inks 4-year extension (
  4. Seidenberg deal good sign for Bruins (M. Kalman,
  5. Bruins making final interviews for draft (J. McDonald,
  6. Extension was a no-brainer for Bruins and Seidenberg (D. Picard,
  7. Seidenberg in the fold for four (M. Marino, The Hub of
  8. Hall, Seguin talk about playing in Boston (J. Haggerty,

Congradulations to Dennis Seidenberg from! I'm sure the Hub of Hockey is very happy to have you remain a Bostonian.

Sunday June 6, 2010 11:04 Abigail Seaver
Abigail Seaver: 
Around the league...

  • Hawks must bear down or watch glory slip away
    The notion that this Stanley Cup Final was a mismatch has been obliterated now, exploded by a combustable combination of Philadelphia resilience and some mis of Chicago overconfidence and overcompensation for a Game 1 that apparently wasn't won in the proper way.
  • Icy Bits: Quebec is Back in NHL Picture; Can it Get a Team?
    Southern Ontario can continue to dream about getting an NHL franchise, but if a franchise decided -- and is allowed -- to head to Canada, Quebec City appears to be at the top of the list. Even Gary Bettman, it seems, is fond of the idea.
  • Late strike sends Stars home up 2-0
    Former Bear Travis Morin roofed home a bad-angle backhand to break a 3-3 tie with 45.3 seconds left in regulation, sending Texas to a 4-3 win over Hershey before a stunned 10, 872 fans at Giant Center on Saturday. The Stars head home holding a 2-0 series lead over the regular-season champion Bears in the Calder Cup Finals, with Game 3 set for Monday night in suburban Austin.
Sunday June 6, 2010 11:19 Abigail Seaver
John Bishop: 
Yesterday, another piece to the Black & Gold puzzle was put in place.

Abigail Seaver covered yesterday's conference call for

She writes:
Bruins fans have another reason to be looking forward to the 2010-11 season.
Today, via conference call, Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced that the club has signed defenseman Dennis Seidenburg to a four-year contract extention.
"I’m excited to be part of this organization and I think Boston is a great town, a great hockey town," said Seidenburg. "The guys are great and the future for our organization looks really good with all these young guys coming in and us...and having a good mix between younger and older guys."
"We ought to be really competitive the next couple of years."
The 28-year-old Seidenberg is a veteran of 374 regular season NHL games and has compiled 18 goals, 98 assists and 116 points in his seven NHL seasons. This season marked Seidenberg’s first with the Bruins, as he was traded from Florida to Boston with Matt Bartkowski at the trade deadline (March 3, 2010) for Craig Weller, Byron Bitz and a 2010 second round pick.
"There is definitely a motivation to go further this year," said Seidenberg. "But when I watched those games it was just kind of me more being annoyed and not being able to help the guys.
"But I think overall they’ve done a tremendous job just going this far and you know...I just hate watching and hopefully that not going to happen again, so I can be part of the success next year."

Read more here...
Sunday June 6, 2010 11:33 John Bishop
John Bishop: 
One more assignment...
Fellow Terrier alum Fluto Shinzawa put together a nice notebook over at -- add that to your homework.

He writes:
On the laundry list of tests at the NHL combine, a simple side-to-side jump is not included. One Western Conference scout described a test his team uses in which players jump from side to side over a stick for a minute. The players who recorded the most jumps were usually the best skaters who could combine power with speed and balance. Teams look at vertical jump and long jump as measures of skating power at the combine . . . With Steve Yzerman entering the managerial ranks, the Red Wings legend becomes the center of the GM All-Star Team. The rest of the lineup: Joe Nieuwendyk (LW), Paul Holmgren (RW), Doug Wilson (D), Bob Murray (D), and Garth Snow (G) . . . When Wilson, the San Jose GM, was a rookie for Chicago in 1977-78, the roster included two other players who would become current GMs: Anaheim’s Murray and Florida’s Dale Tallon . . . Former Boston College netminder Cory Schneider signed a one-way extension (two years, $1.8 million) last week, indicating that his time in Manitoba is over. Given all his AHL grooming, Schneider should be a solid No. 2 to Roberto Luongo in Vancouver. Meanwhile, ex-Bruin Andrew Raycroft will most likely look for employment elsewhere.

Plenty more here...
Sunday June 6, 2010 11:50 John Bishop
Chiarelli Pleased to Keep Seidenberg: Boston, MA -- "We're happy to get this done," said Boston Bruins General... ^BB
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