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    Bruins sign defensemen Aaron Johnson

    BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 18, that the club has signed defenseman Aaron Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract through the 2012-13 season. Johnson’s contract is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.

    Johnson, a 6’1”, 204-pound defenseman, skated in 56 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2011-12, registering three goals and setting NHL career highs with 13 assists and 16 points, while collecting 16 penalty minutes.

    In 2010-11, the 29-year-old played in 72 games with the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals after signing as an unrestricted free agent with the Nashville Predators. He recorded AHL career highs in goals with nine, assists with 26 and points with 35, while recording a plus-10 rating and adding 70 penalty minutes. The 2009-10 season saw Johnson split time between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, where he recorded a combined four goals, six assists and 35 penalty minutes in 41 games.

    For his career, Johnson has played in 281 NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders, tallying 17 goals and 45 assists for 62 total points, with 217 penalty minutes.
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    All this defensive depth should be helpful around playoff time.

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    Too bad for Mottau oh well.


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    Providence signing. The mre veterans the better. Id love to see as winning providence team

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    Philly offers Shea Weber a huge offer sheet that probably won't be matched

    Boston signs Defenseman Aaron Johnson

    STANLEY CUP HERE WE COME

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruins>habs View Post
    Philly offers Shea Weber a huge offer sheet that probably won't be matched

    Boston signs Defenseman Aaron Johnson

    STANLEY CUP HERE WE COME
    Why don't you think it'll be matched?

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    i just have a feeling.....wouldn't that give NSH first round picks for the next four years ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruins>habs View Post
    Philly offers Shea Weber a huge offer sheet that probably won't be matched

    Boston signs Defenseman Aaron Johnson

    STANLEY CUP HERE WE COME
    Yeah defense is Philly's major problem.....and weber is such a great defender he brought Nashville to the finals every year.

    He just hype

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    With a defense core of:

    Weber
    Schenn
    Grossman
    Meszaros
    Timonen
    Gustafsson
    Bourdon

    DK the pairings but if those guys make up their d-core, that is top 5 in the league. Weber played on NSH who had limited scoring, Philly as we know has talent all through their lineup, the only concern is goalie, and Bryz is too good not to be better than last season. Weber is not "just hype" he's one of the top 5 best dman in the league and if you can give me five better than him, by all means go for it, i can't think of any. him going to Philly would be scary. idgi how everyone seems to be so content with the bruins, the east got better and we stayed the same.

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    Who got better?

    Bryz is horrible in the playoffs. He was bad in phoniex

    Lastly depends what you want me to look at defensively. He ain't no chara. I don't think he is worth that money. I also don't think Sutter was worth his. The system Nashville played made them look better

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    well obviously barring no injuries:

    Pittsburgh: They are going to have Crosby back for hopefully a full season. They have Malkin to begin with, they have a solid d-core and a good goaltender, and they are a deep team. They have superstars and very good role players (ie: Tyler Kennedy, Kunitz, Cooke, Dupuis, etc.)

    Philadelphia: They are better. They acquired a good young defenseman to add to an already good d-core. They could possibly get Shea Weber. and they still have a potent offense with Giroux, Briere, Hartnell to name a few. And young guys who are talented and going to have more of an impact in Bschenn and Couturier.

    Montreal: They got better IMO. they got tougher with the additions of Brandon Prust (also a pretty good player for being a fighter) and Colby Armstrong and the resigning of Moen. They drafted a young center who if he doesn't impact them this year, he will for the following years. They have Subban, resigned Carey Price who is a very good goaltender. The fact they got a little meaner is going to make them harder to play against.

    Buffalo: Ryan Miller. He is one of the best goalies in the league. They have a solid d-core with Myers, Regehr, Ehrhoff, and Sekera as a good top 4. Their offense if potent with Vanek, Pomminville, Stafford, Ennis, and Gerbe to name a few. They also got a little tougher and nastier. They acquired Ott, who is a nat and pretty solid also.

    i don't expect MTL and BUF to be that bad next year. Especially Buffalo. They have ALOT of talent up front, d, and goalie. MTL will be a little better and tougher to play against. OTT was a suprise also and they should continue to be good. CAROLINA got better acquiring Stall number 2, and they have Cam Ward. Alot of teams IMO, maybe not anyone elses, got better

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruins>habs View Post
    well obviously barring no injuries:

    Pittsburgh: They are going to have Crosby back for hopefully a full season. They have Malkin to begin with, they have a solid d-core and a good goaltender, and they are a deep team. They have superstars and very good role players (ie: Tyler Kennedy, Kunitz, Cooke, Dupuis, etc.)

    Philadelphia: They are better. They acquired a good young defenseman to add to an already good d-core. They could possibly get Shea Weber. and they still have a potent offense with Giroux, Briere, Hartnell to name a few. And young guys who are talented and going to have more of an impact in Bschenn and Couturier.

    Montreal: They got better IMO. they got tougher with the additions of Brandon Prust (also a pretty good player for being a fighter) and Colby Armstrong and the resigning of Moen. They drafted a young center who if he doesn't impact them this year, he will for the following years. They have Subban, resigned Carey Price who is a very good goaltender. The fact they got a little meaner is going to make them harder to play against.

    Buffalo: Ryan Miller. He is one of the best goalies in the league. They have a solid d-core with Myers, Regehr, Ehrhoff, and Sekera as a good top 4. Their offense if potent with Vanek, Pomminville, Stafford, Ennis, and Gerbe to name a few. They also got a little tougher and nastier. They acquired Ott, who is a nat and pretty solid also.

    i don't expect MTL and BUF to be that bad next year. Especially Buffalo. They have ALOT of talent up front, d, and goalie. MTL will be a little better and tougher to play against. OTT was a suprise also and they should continue to be good. CAROLINA got better acquiring Stall number 2, and they have Cam Ward. Alot of teams IMO, maybe not anyone elses, got better
    Pitts got eliminated first round and they lost their best playoff forward besides malkin, and their D sucks

    Montreal has not got better, I live in this city they got Prust.....they still have no number 1 center. Subban still not signed and Therion is not a player friendly coach

    Buf I agree they got somewhat better but they have huge question marks on d

    Carolina yes did get better, but I don't see a 3rd 4th line on that team

    Basically teams shuffled their decks in hopes things click, I said it before what makes us better is maturity. Our youth has gotten another year of experience and as much as winning is great losing does a lot more. remember our greatest collapse lead to our greatest year.

    And to me loading up in the off season is not the way to go, when you play the games you get to see what is missing and then add it. Right now your just guessing

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    I see where your coming from. I just look at it that out of the 4 years the group has been together, they won it once and the rest couldn't get past the second round. I'd say one more year (IF we have a season this year ) if we don't get to the ECF then i would look at making a move involving Looch or Krejci. ALSO seeing we have alot of guys to sign next year, i can see why PC is hesitant signing someone

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruins>habs View Post
    I see where your coming from. I just look at it that out of the 4 years the group has been together, they won it once and the rest couldn't get past the second round. I'd say one more year (IF we have a season this year ) if we don't get to the ECF then i would look at making a move involving Looch or Krejci. ALSO seeing we have alot of guys to sign next year, i can see why PC is hesitant signing someone
    I think they will have a season too much money on the line with NBC

    I really just think PC is looking at our age and is scared right now to break it up, if we do ended up sucking then he will have pieces to move, if we don't we have a dynasty

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