Jeremy Jacobs optimistic about Bruins’ offseason makeover

The Bruins installed Don Sweeney as GM and shuttled Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton out, bringing in a little breathing room under the salary cap.

On a hot summer day, Winter Classic begins to take shape

NHL, Bruins, Canadiens, and Patriots officials held a kickoff event at Gillette Stadium, which will host the Jan. 1 game.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_gary_bettman.jpg Gary Bettman sticking to blueprints for NHL expansion

The next phase includes exploring the potential ramifications of locating franchises in Las Vegas and Quebec City.

Coyotes fans showed support for their team during a June meeting on the team’s lease at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.

Coyotes to stay for at least 2 more years in Ariz.

The Glendale (Ariz.) City Council voted unanimously in favor of a restructured arena lease agreement with the team.

Jim Craig, the goalie for the United States hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics, is selling 19 pieces of memorabilia — including his gold medal.

Photo courtesy of Lelands.com

Craig selling memorabilia from ‘Miracle on Ice’

The 19-item lot also includes Craig’s gold medal and the American flag draped around his shoulders after beating Finland.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_lou_lamoriello.jpg Lou Lamoriello leaves Devils to become Maple Leafs’ GM

Team president Brendan Shanahan said he wanted NHL experience, and he got almost three decades of it in the former Providence College coach.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/564f8431fb1642628f8b9d2b18e7efca-564f8431fb1642628f8b9d2b18e7efca-0.jpg Zac Rinaldo ready to contribute to Bruins

The former Flyer forward, known for his aggressive style, is willing to do whatever it takes to help his team win.

Bruins lose 2013 Stanley Cup Final

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bruins-big-7310-7365--90x90.jpg How it all fell apart for the Bruins

Look back on the NHL title series in which the Bruins fell to the Blackhawks in heartbreaking fashion.

Stanley Cup history

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/05/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rings-4383--90x90.JPG 50 years of Stanley Cup rings

Examine the rewards that the champions of the NHL for the past half-century have earned as a Stanley Cup booty.

Bruins' championship history

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The 6 Stanley Cup banners in Bruins history

Will the Bruins add a seventh to this collection of Stanley Cup banners they have accumulated through the decades?