onto their cap figure this season.
The Bruins plan to replace Iginla, Thornton and Johnson from within, but likely will make a trade or two because of their surplus of defensemen. They will have eight NHL defensemen once Krug and Bartkowski are signed.
Niklas Svedberg is expected to take over for Johnson as the No. 2 goalie behind TuukkaRask. Loui Eriksson could step up from the third line...
4 Evgeni Malkin
5 Alex Ovechkin
6 Ryan Getzlaf
7 John Tavares
8 Claude Giroux
9 Patrick Kane
10 Jonathan Toews
12 Jamie Benn
13 Phil Kessel
14 Tyler Seguin
15 Henrik Lundqvist
16 P.K. Subban
17 Erik Karlsson
18 Chris Kunitz
19 Anze Kopitar
20 Logan Couture
21 Henrik Zetterberg
22 Pavel Datsyuk
23 Jonathan Quick
24 Patrick Sharp
25 Joe Pavelski
26 Taylor Hall
27 Matt Duchene
for the New York Islanders to open up the backup job behind Vezina Trophy winner TuukkaRask.
Based on the depth chart, the No. 1 job with Providence is Subban's for the taking. He knows he'll have to earn his playing time and that, based on recent history and organizational depth at his position, the Bruins aren't going to rush him. Boston took its time with Rask when he left Finland for North America...
of Brodeur finding a team for what could be his final season.
What team will it be? The answer isn't so simple. Let's take a look:
IT COULD HAPPEN
Boston Bruins: For now the expectation is for 24-year-old Nikas Svedberg to be the backup to TuukkaRask. Svedberg was 25-15-4 with a 2.63 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 45 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League last...
the Islanders, with a young group of players who are hungry to win, it's exciting for myself to join the team," Johnson told the team website.
Johnson, 28, went 17-4-3 with a 2.10 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 27 games as the backup to TuukkaRask with the Boston Bruins last season. He will fill a similar role with the Islanders, who previously acquired Jaroslav Halak from the Washington...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders have agreed to a two-year deal with goaltender Chad Johnson.
The 28-year-old Johnson was 17-4-3 with the Boston Bruins last season as a backup to TuukkaRask, who recently won the Vezina Trophy as the league's most outstanding goaltender. Johnson was sixth in the league in goals-against average (2.10) and save percentage (.925).
Johnson was a fifth...
at someone and hurt the team you're playing against the most, you have to put the puck in the net, you've gotta score, you've gotta beat them. That's the only way to truly hurt a team. That's been a guideline that I've always played by."
Varlamov came close to winning the Vezina Trophy but he was edged by Boston Bruins goalie TuukkaRask, who finished with 16 out of a possible 30 first-place votes and 113...
Joining Crosby and Chara are two second-time selections to the First Team, right wing Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks and defenseman Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks. The squad also features two first-time recipients, left wing Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars and goaltender TuukkaRask of the Bruins.
Among those named to the Second Team is Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin...
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness