Boston Bruins Rumors: Latest Free Agent Updates and Trade Chatter

Tom Urtz Jr.Contributor IJuly 5, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  General Manager of the Boston Bruins Peter Chiarelli attends the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The Boston Bruins may have lost Nathan Horton, Andrew Ference and Anton Khudobin to free-agency, but the addition of Jarome Iginla and the swap of Tyler Seguin for Loui Eriksson should allow them to contend for the Cup in 2013-14.


UPDATE July 5, 2013 8:00 p.m. ET

The Bruins took a low-risk signing Iginla since the deal is mainly contingent on bonuses. Here is the breakdown of his contract.

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UPDATE July 5, 2013 7:43 p.m. ET

The Bruins got their man, but they paid a pretty price for a one-year deal.

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UPDATE July 5, 2013 7:35 p.m. ET

It took a few months, but Jarome Iginla is a finally a member of the Boston Bruins. He will be a great fit for the team, and it is a great signing.

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UPDATE July 5, 2013 4:25 p.m. ET

Dustin Penner is another player the Bruins are currently kicking the tires on. Penner is a top-nine winger with size who can be a solid secondary scorer.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 3:33 p.m. ET

The Bruins are interested in Jarome Iginla according to TSN.

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UPDATE July 5, 2013 3:16 p.m. ET

The Bruins are on the verge of losing backup goaltender Anton Khudobin.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 2:32 p.m ET

Michael Ryder returning to Boston would be a solid move. He is a veteran, won Cup with Bruins and he is a solid playmaker.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 1:08 p.m ET

The Bruins have lost UFAs Nathan Horton and Andrew Ference.

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The Bruins made it to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in three years, but they were unsuccessful. Instead of writing the season off, the Bruins should take the positives, exclude the negatives and make the necessary tweaks.

General manager Peter Chiarelli is known for his ability to assess the needs of his team, and he did that by trading forward Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Loui Eriksson. The trade addressed the Bruins' need for a top-six winger, and it is a move that will benefit Boston in the interim.

The current team is very solid, and with a few additions they can win the Stanley Cup again. The Bruins are lucky that they have a good balance of players signed for extended years, because this allows them to set an agenda and put their plan into action.