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  • 11 March 2019
    导出博客文章After having missed the playoffs the last two season, the Boston Bruins are
    focused on getting back in 2016-17.It was an interesting offseason for GM Don
    Sweeney. The Bruins added veteran depth and leadership at forward (more on that
    below) but lost veteran forward Loui Eriksson, who signed as a free agent with
    the Vancouver Canucks. The Bruins bought out the contract of veteran defenseman
    Dennis Seidenberg, who recently signed a one-year deal with the New York
    Islanders. Finally, after six seasons in Boston, veteran unrestricted free-agent
    forward?Chris Kelly returned to the?Ottawa Senators, with whom he spent his
    first seven seasons.Heading into the season, the defense remains a mystery in
    front of goaltender Tuukka Rask. The Bruins could still acquire a solid, young
    blueliner via the trade market. If not, they will rely on their current
    defensive core and hope their blueliners stay healthy and find ways to be
    productive.If the Bruins get off to a slow start, coach Claude Julien could be
    on the hot seat and Sweeney might make a coaching change.Best new facesBoston
    added veteran forwards David Backes and Dominic Moore, along with veteran backup
    goalie Anton Khudobin. Backes, the former captain of the St. Louis Blues, signed
    as a free agent and will add depth down the middle and be a strong voice in the
    locker room, which the Bruins have lacked the past few seasons.With forward
    Frank Vatrano sidelined three months because of a foot injury, rookie Danton
    Heinen, 21, has a chance to earn a roster spot. The former University of Denver
    standout?could skip the minors and have an immediate impact in Boston because he
    has the hockey IQ and ability to do so. If not, he will develop his pro game in
    the AHL with Providence. Heinen is not used to the heavy NHL schedule, and hell
    need to be consistent in order to stick. So far, he has played well in training
    camp. Forward Austin Czarnik, 24, has played well during camp and could be a
    solid replacement as a penalty killer for Kelly. Czarnik is versatile, and that
    could serve him well.Biggest unknownsWhere Backes will play remains a question.
    Having David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron and Backes as the teams top three centers
    gives the Bruins a lot of depth. That could mean Matt Beleskey and David
    Pastrnak?play with Krejci. With Eriksson gone, finding chemistry for Krejci will
    be key. Julien could put veteran centerman Backes on Krejcis right side or move
    Ryan Spooner to the wing and keep Backes as the third-line center. Krejci had
    offseason hip surgery, so it will be interesting to see what kind of success he
    can have this season.Defenseman Adam McQuaid is healthy to start the season, and
    the Bruins will need him to remain that way in order to be successful. How much
    does veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara, 39, have left in the tank? Playing for Team
    Europe at the World Cup of Hockey -- and reaching the finals -- should help the
    captain get off to a strong start, but if fatigue sets in down the stretch, that
    could be a factor.Sure thingsIf theres one sure thing in the NHL, its Bergerons
    consistent play. Bergeron and Marchand were outstanding for Team Canada during
    the World Cup, along with linemate Sidney Crosby, as they led their team to a
    championship. If their play during the best-on-best tournament was any
    indication of how theyll face this season, both Marchand and Bergeron could be
    in the top 10 in scoring in the NHL in 2016-17.Marchand, who recently signed an
    eight-year deal worth $49 million to remain with the Bruins, should carry his
    success from the past season (37 goals) and his play in the World Cup into this
    season. ?Rask will be Rask. Hell play his 55 to 60 games and be solid in the
    majority of them. He has been durable since taking over the No. 1 job during the
    2013 lockout-shortened season.PredictionThe Bruins will not go a third season
    without making the playoffs and will earn a wild-card spot. It wont be easy for
    them, but they will make a strong push down the stretch and finish with a
    postseason berth. Fifth in the Atlantic.
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    general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time
    to help USA Hockey.
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    . -- Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team
    between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even
    lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no
    collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL.
    . After Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, Tsonga
    followed up with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 win against sixth-seeded Edouard
    Roger-Vasselin in an all-French match.
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    . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted
    earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday.
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    . The Hall of Fame defenceman told Landsberg that he
    believes fighting still has a place in todays game, but thinks staged fighting
    needs be outlawed. SILVERSTONE, Great Britain -- Nico Rosberg insists his lack
    of contract for next year does not make him any more vulnerable to potential
    repercussions of another on-track collision with teammate Lewis
    Hamilton.Mercedes has told its drivers they are on their final warning after the
    pair collided on the last lap of the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. Team boss
    Toto Wolff would not reveal details of the potential consequences of another
    collision, but said they would have a negative outcome for their [the drivers]
    campaign.Hamilton has a contract until the end of 2018 but Rosbergs is due to
    expire at the end of this year, with negotiations ongoing between team and
    driver. Rosberg insists the two situations are unrelated and does not believe
    his future at the team is in any doubt.Its a momentary thing that doesnt have a
    long-term impact on the happiness of the team with me and me with the team and
    of being here and looking forward to racing many more years here, he said. The
    final warning matter is completely irrelevant..dddddddddddd If you have a
    contract for 10 years or 0 years, its completely irrelevant.Rosberg said he
    fully understood Mercedes warning.Do I think the message has arrived from the
    team to me? For sure the message has arrived. They have done a very good job at
    bringing home the message.But the talks have not changed Rosbergs view on last
    weekends collision and he said there was no need for him to apologise to
    Hamilton or the team.Its not a question of apologising. We are now moving
    forward, its a thing of the past and weve had our discussions and been through
    it and together we have come to a conclusion of how best to move forward.Thats
    it and now we are going racing again. The great thing for all of us is that we
    are still definitely free to race, which is what we all want because we want to
    battle out there. So that still remains nearly unchanged and thats the most
    important, isnt it? ' ' '