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Bruins want to sign Pastrnak to long-term contract: report

CEO says he would like to lock up restricted free agent forward for 'six or more years'

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The Boston Bruins want to sign restricted free agent forward David Pastrnak to a long-term contract, CEO Charlie Jacobs told WEEI on Wednesday.

Jacobs' comments came one day after general manager Don Sweeney told the Boston Globe that Pastrnak will not be traded.

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Bruins not trading Pastrnak, could sign in 'next month:' report

GM Sweeney denies rumors involving restricted free agent forward

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Forward David Pastrnak will not be traded by the Boston Bruins, general manager Don Sweeney told The Boston Globe.

Pastrnak, a restricted free agent, is coming off a breakout season; his production increased from 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists) in 51 games in 2015-16 to 70 points (34 goals, 36 assists) in 75 games last season. Pastrnak and the Bruins would like him to be signed before training camp opens in September.

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Pastrnak focused on season, not contract with Bruins

Restricted free agent forward expects 'bright future' with Boston

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM -- Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak remains a restricted free agent and doesn't know when he will sign a contract, but that hasn't distracted him from his offseason training program.

"I'm just waiting, leaving it all to my agent [J.P. Barry] to communicate with them," Pastrnak, 21, said during the European Player Media Tour on Thursday. "I'm just focusing on getting ready for next season.

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31 in 31

Three questions facing Boston Bruins

Krejci's linemates, backup goalie among main concerns

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three questions facing the Boston Bruins.

After qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in three seasons, the Boston Bruins will look to make a run past the Eastern Conference First Round, which they lost to the Ottawa Senators in six games last season.

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Bring on a brand new year

Ales Hemsky is eager to put a tough 2016-17 campaign behind him and start fresh in Montreal

by Matt Cudzinowski @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - The start of the season might still be two months away, but Ales Hemsky can't wait to get going.

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#BruinsGlobal: Clinics Conclude in Beijing

Bruins wrap up youth hockey clinics before heading to Shanghai

by Caryn Switaj @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BEIJING - The Bruins wrapped up the final clinics in Beijing on Friday at the O.R.G. Packaging Rink. The crew next heads to Shanghai to run three more days of clinics for the 10-day "Bruins Global: China 2017" trip, presented by O.R.G. Packaging.

 

Torey Krug, David Pastrnak, Tuukka Rask and Hal Gill have been enjoying the time on and off the ice with the kids, as well as the sightseeing around Beijing. All week, more than 100 youth hockey players have been split into two age groups, and alternating between on-ice sessions and off-ice training.

 

"It's been great. The kids are really excited to be on the ice and they're eager to learn," said Krug. "So it's been easy to get out there and teach them."

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Behind The Numbers

Assembling best power-play unit in NHL

Ovechkin, Shattenkirk would be included in elite five-man group, statistics show

by Rob Vollman / NHL.com Correspondent

What is the best possible five-man power-play unit that could be assembled from active NHL players? We answered that question, building a unit based on each player's underlying numbers.

All statistics are in 5-on-4 situations only, sourced from HockeyAnalysis.com, and calculated over the past three seasons. Any rankings include only players who have played at least 300 minutes over that span.

Here is our top power-play unit:

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#BruinsGlobal: On-Ice Clinics Continue; Bruins Experience Beijing

Bruins host clinics and experience ancient Beijing

by Caryn Switaj @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BEIJING - The "Bruins Global" crew has settled into China for the week, hosting on-ice sessions and off-ice training for more than 100 local youth hockey players.

 

Torey Krug, Tuukka Rask, David Pastrnak, and Hal Gill helped run the third day of clinics on Thursday in Beijing, with Friday marking the final day on the ice before the crew heads to Shanghai to finish out the 10-day trip.

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Back to where it all began

Mark Streit is proud to call himself a member of the Canadiens again

by Matt Cudzinowski @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Mark Streit missed everything about being a member of the Canadiens since his departure following the 2007-08 campaign. 

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Bruins Arrive in Beijing for #BruinsGlobal: China 2017

Players to run youth hockey clinics during second annual trip with O.R.G. Packaging

by Caryn Switaj @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BEIJING - The Bruins have arrived in Beijing for their second official visit to China to continue to help grow the game of hockey.

 

The visit is in partnership with O.R.G. Packaging and O.R.G Packaging Chairman Mr. Zhou Yunjie, who hosted members of the organization, including David Pastrnak and Matt Beleskey, in the summer of 2016.

 

In addition to growing the game, the partnership assists in strengthening the connection between the Bruins and the local Chinese community in New England, and educating North Americans about the growth of hockey in China.

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