Bruins sign Jimmy Hayes, Brett Connolly

Jimmy Hayes (left) was recently traded to the Bruins from the Panthers for winger Reilly Smith and the contract of the injured Marc Savard.


Hayes got a three-year contract and Connolly a one-year deal as the Bruins locked up their remaining restricted free agents.

The Bruins didn’t sense Dougie Hamilton (left) wanted to stay in Boston long term, so Don Sweeney (right) shipped the young defenseman to Calgary.


Offer sheet threats helped send Dougie Hamilton packing

No GM pulled the trigger on signing Hamilton or Brandon Saad to an offer sheet, though there was plenty of rumbling.

//'s%20VS%20DUCKS%20THORN.-171049.jpg How have Bruins fared after trading away top young talent?

From Joe Thornton to Dougie Hamilton, the Bruins have a track record of dealing players with major potential.

The Bruins made three separate contract offers to Dougie Hamilton. According to team president Cam Neely, they never received a counteroffer.

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After losing Dougie Hamilton, Bruins shift gears at start of free agency

The Bruins assembled a post-Hamilton plan, which they initiated on Wednesday. It was a good plan to address a difficult situation.

// Bruins acquire Matt Beleskey, Dorchester’s Jimmy Hayes

The Bruins shipped Reilly Smith to the Panthers and re-signed Ryan Spooner.

// Cam Neely says Bruins wanted Dougie Hamilton to return

The Bruins made three contract offers to the defenseman before trading him to the Flames, the Bruins president said.

Bruins lose 2013 Stanley Cup Final


// 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


// 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


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?