Ryder, Recchi, Hnidy to receive rings with current B's

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Ryder, Recchi, Hnidy to receive rings with current B's

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com Bruins Insider Follow @hackswithhaggs
The Bruins are preparing for their final few days of Stanley Cup reminiscing and celebrations before the regular season is upon them, and that includes the presentation of their Stanley Cup rings at tonights team dinner. The rings, created by Jostens, will be unveiled during the team dinner at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Tuesday night, and set off a run of three straight days of winding up toward Thursday nights banner-raising even prior to puck drop against the Philadelphia Flyers.

A Bruins source indicated that departed Bs team members Michael Ryder, Mark Recchi and Sheriff Shane Hnidy would all be attending the dinner and ring ceremony along with the rest of the returning members of the Cup-winning hockey club.

A shipment of personalized boxes containing the championship rings arrived at the Boston Harbor Hotel via armored car at 4:00 p.m., and the Bruins players themselves, the coaching staff and management will arrive to the hotel at approximately 5:30 p.m. for a walk down the red carpet from the Boston Harbor Hotel archway into the function hall where the dinner will take place.

The dinner itself will be closed off to the media and the public, but the Bruins are expecting plenty of curious onlookers when they walk out of the Harbor Hotel with the new bling on their fingers.

While the Bruins know they have a new season full of challenges awaiting them, the ring presentation and the banner-raising await over the next few days as a nice chapter-ender to last years magnificent Cup run. The celebration doesnt leave much in the way of questions in the mind of other Bs officials about the motivation level for this years club after climbing the Lord Stanley mountaintop last spring.

When you get the taste of winning its a pretty good taste, said Bruins President Cam Neely. Weve got a good group of guys with great character and a fairly young group that isnt tired of winning yet. I think our future both for this season and for years to come bodes very well for us.

The day after the players receive their championship rings, Bruins season ticket holders and fans will have the opportunity to purchase pieces from the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Championship Season Ticket Holder and Fan Collections. The 25-piece collections, which include watches, pendants, cufflinks and rings, will go on-sale on Wednesday, October 5.

Joe Haggerty can be reached at jhaggerty@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs

Saturday, July 30: Colorado's Tyson Barrie could become available

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Saturday, July 30: Colorado's Tyson Barrie could become available

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while knowing that “Saturdays are for the boys” no longer exists once you are married with kids…except during glorious bachelor party weekends, which are few and far between.

*Congrats to Patrick Williams, who was named the Ellery Award winner for his great coverage of all things at the AHL level. Well deserved, Pat! 

*A really moving, heartbreaking and also life-affirming tribute from Bobby Ryan to his recently-passed mother after his childhood experience really forged a bond. 

*The Tyson Barrie/Colorado Avalanche arbitration case has a chance to get messy, and that may be a very good thing for teams hoping a D-man suddenly becomes available

*Some great stories about the hockey movies made over the last 30 years including Sudden Death, Mystery Alaska and Slap Shot. 

*Kudos to Gabriel Landeskog, who has joined an organization attempting to advise athletes on recovery from concussions after his scary experiences

*The focus of P.K. Subban’s philanthropy is on the kids, a thing made abundantly clear by his generous pledge to raise $10 million from a Montreal children’s hospital. 

*Good piece by FOH (Friend of Haggs) Josh Cooper over at Yahoo! Sports on Murray Craven as a bit of an “Everything Man” for the new Las Vegas expansion franchise. 

*For something completely different: what a great American and Patriot looks like, even if the Republicans and Trump don’t seem to think so.

Friday, July 29: Good signs in Bruins-Marchand negotiations

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Friday, July 29: Good signs in Bruins-Marchand negotiations

Here are the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while using “malarkey” in my day-to-day vocabulary as much as possible. 
 
-- Dale Tallon was promoted with the Florida Panthers to accentuate his strengths as a talent evaluator, but maintains that he still has final say on hockey decisions
 
-- PHT writer Cam Tucker has another young D-man off the board with the Wild’s Matthew Dumba signing a two year, $5.1 million deal with Minnesota
 
-- In the interest of self-promotion, here’s my take on the negotiations between Brad Marchand and the Bruins: There’s a couple of good signs at the outset of negotiations
 
-- The Arizona Coyotes are stressing the defensive side of things in a big, big way, and it appears to be part of John Chayka’s master plan

 -- Alex Pietrangelo would be a natural selection to replace David Backes as the next captain of the St. Louis Blues. 

-- A moving letter from Sens forward Bobby Ryan to his recently passed mother is up at the Players Tribune website. 

-- Chris Kreider has re-signed with the New York Rangers, and plans to get out of his head and onto the score sheet more often. 
 
-- For something completely different: Jerod Mayo will bring a new voice to Tom E. Curran’s Quick Slants program on our very own CSN network.