Boston Bruins Talk: Sweeney Confirms No Pastrnak Trade, Broadcast Shakeup
Despite the NHL season being over a month away, there has been a lot of Boston Bruins chatter going on this Tuesday.
On Monday an ex-NHL GM hinted on Twitter that the Bruins might trade restricted free agent forward David Pastrnak. In an email to the Boston Globe, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney strongly denied the rumor with no Pastrnak trade even being considered.
On Pastrnak’s side of things, his agent J.P. Barry believes the dialogue between the two sides has been excellent.
“We will continue to negotiate — we still have lots of time,” Barry said to the Globe. “David prefers to sign a longer term deal with the Bruins.. The negotiations between myself and Don have been very open and both sides understand each other’s positions. Hopefully we can agree on an overall structure that is amenable to both sides in the next month.”
It is worth noting that the Bruins have had a fair amount of dealing with Barry who represents former Boston Bruins players Loui Eriksson and Dougie Hamilton. As I stated yesterday, a potential deal with Pastrnak should be signed around training camp.
Shakeup On The Boston Bruins Broadcasts
On Monday afternoon, NESN announced the hiring of Alex Kraemer as the team’s new rinkside reporter. The previous rinkside reporter, Sarah Nicole Davis, left the network earlier this season after being in the role since 2014.
Kraemer has served as an in-stadium host for the New York City FC of MLS. But don’t worry Boston Bruins fans, she has NHL experience as well. Kraemer has worked as an in-arena host for the Philadelphia Flyers for the past two seasons.
I left Atlanta 2 years ago to pursue a dream. @philadelphiaflyers & @nycfc fans, you have been UNREAL …Thank You!! But now I’m taking the biggest step in my career yet & couldn’t be more excited to announce that I’m heading to #Boston to join @NESN as the rinkside reporter!! 📺🎤🏒#Bruins #comingtoarinknearyou
The NESN change-up isn’t the only major broadcast news though for the Boston Bruins. The other news is a shakeup on the radio side of things. Long-time play-by-play man, Dave Goucher of 98.5 The Sports Hub is moving on after 17 years having called Bruins games since 2000.
Goucher’s most memorable call for many is his 2011 Stanley Cup call where he said “Cue the duck boats” celebrating the clubs first championship since 1972.
New Boston Bruins Show
In different new, Trifecta Network announced the name for it’s new Boston Bruins show. It will be called The 7th Floor and will launch sometime next week.