An Interview With Bruins Insider Jimmy Murphy

Todd CordellCorrespondent IJuly 22, 2010

BOSTON - MAY 10:  Head coach Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins reacts to a penalty against Marc Savard #91 in the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 10, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Flyers defeated the Bruins 4-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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First off I would like to welcome our guest Jimmy Murphy, he is a Bruins writer for ESPN Boston and


Q: What is the latest on the Blake Wheeler situation?

A: Speaking to his agent Matt Keator this past Tuesday, they are scheduled to meet with the Bruins this weekend and try and hammer out a deal before July 27th arbitration but if not, Keator and Wheeler are prepared for arbitration.

Q: In your opinion will Marc Savard be wearing a Bruins uniform in October?

A: This is so tough to say right now. I change my mind on this every day so what I tell you today I may think differently tomorrow. At this second, I say no but that changes even by the hour with all I hear.

Q: Where do you see Tyler Seguin fitting in with the Bruins?

A: Anywhere except on defense! I think this kid is so hockey smart and willing to sacrifice for his team that he will do and exceed at whatever they ask him to. I'd love him on the wing with David Krejci at center and Milan Lucic on the other wing. Wouldn't hurt to have him play with Mark Recchi, a seasoned and similarly smart player.

Q: What is the Bruins biggest remaining need heading into the regular season?

A: Still scoring and that can be in the form of another winger or puck-moving defenseman--or Michael Ryder from 2008-09!

Q: What can we expect from the Bruins this season?

A: Regardless of whatever moves are made or not made before the puck drops, I really like their chances if they stay healthy and Rask doesn't suffer sophomore jinx or fall into the goalie "Bermuda Triangle" that tends to be the Bruins organization.

Q: Can the Bruins take the next step and make an appearance (or win) the Stanley Cup this year?

A: Next step to the Eastern Conference finals, yes. Win the Stanley Cup? Maybe but I need to see how they gel on and off the ice before I make that prediction. Sorry.


This concludes my interview with Jimmy Murphy, enjoy.


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