Bruins still avoids responsibility for the failure of Mitchell Miller

One week later, no one in the Bruins organization has taken responsibility Mitchell Miller’s signature. It is neither ownership nor management. Something called the “audit process” was blamed.

The lack of accountability, which would never stand in the Boston Chamber led by Patrice Bergeron, became the hallmark of the franchise hierarchy under the “Mr. Jacobs. “

But beyond that, beyond the intertwining of ethical issues, and most importantly, Re-harming Isaiah Meyer Crothers, Something seemed to be off the schedule for the decision to award Miller a three-year entry-level contract that included annual signing bonuses of $95,000 per year.

According to team boss Cam Neely at his press conference on November 7, general manager Don Sweeney briefed Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly about the club’s intentions on November 2. to be cleared.

Nellie coined it as “from what I gather”, which does not seem to bode well for the GM, which may be in a prime position as a scapegoat.

Meanwhile, Slap Shots have been told by a trusted source that there were talks at some level between the Bruins and the NHL starting in August regarding the club’s interest in signing Miller, who became a free agent when no team drafted him in 2021. After the coyote gave up his rights Soon after he was selected in the fourth round of the 2020 Draft, it is unclear at what levels those conversations took place.

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Bruins’ boss, Cam Neely, may be in the right place to be a scapegoat over signing Mitchell Miller.
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Regardless, two days after being informed that Miller was not currently eligible, the Bruins announced the signing of a contract that was registered by the NHL Central Registry. In an email exchange, Daly assured Slap Shots that the central registry is only tasked with ensuring contracts submitted comply with CBA regulations.

Of course, Miller was not and was not on the NHL ineligible list, so the league had no legal basis for denying the deal — even as Bettman told reporters on November 5, “I can’t tell you that.” [Miller] He will be eligible for entry into the NHL.”

Sources indicated that the Bruins weren’t the only team interested in signing the 20-year-old, who was named the 2021-22 USHL Player of the Year and Defenseman of the Year after posting an 83-point (39-44) season for the Tri -City.

Perhaps this explains the rush to judgement. Perhaps that explains why this junkie gets a standard entry-level contract with guaranteed signing bonuses instead of an AHL deal.

Nellie’s press conference came a day after the Bruins family released a statement saying they would cut ties with Miller, if the show was not cancelled. But the contract was already registered, so there was nothing to cancel.

Slap Shots were told there was no effort on the Bruins’ part to end the contract as late as Saturday. There is almost certainly no legal basis under the CBA for doing so. Instead, the club told Miller – who was originally intended for AHL Providence – to go home.

Mitchell Miller.
Mitchell Miller was convicted of assaulting a black classmate.
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Miller will be paid for the remainder of the season at the AHL price of $82,500. After the season, the Bruins can buy him off the remaining two years of the contract for a third of $775,000 per NHL pay scale. That would equate to a $516,615 purchase…plus a total of $285,000 guaranteed rewards.

Miller, as well as his agent, Eustace King, may wish to donate a portion of that money to a cause supported by Isaiah Meyer Crothers and his family.


There was no desire to include a Russian team in the 2024 World Cup, but there was no interest in holding the first hockey competition based on the best hockey player since the 2014 Olympics without Russian players.

Thus, postponing the event to February 2025 – which, we are told, will likely continue in some form without a pro-Russian team if the Ukraine war initiated by Vladimir Putin’s invasion is not resolved by the time planning must be completed. That will be about a year from now.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman attends a press conference attending a press conference prior to the 2022 NHL Global Series ice hockey game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Columbus Blue Jackets in Tampere, Finland, Saturday, November 5, 2022.
The annoying defender will have to meet with the NHL commissioner in order to play.
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Only seven competitions have been the best around the world including for NHL players – the 1996 and 2004 Hockey World Cup, and the 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Olympics.

Regardless of this particular situation, the NHL’s failure to create a meaningful international calendar represents the biggest failure of Bettman’s tenure.


Toronto’s pre-game tribute to the great Borje Salming, who was beaten by ALS, as part of the weekend celebration at the Hockey Hall of Fame, was heartbreaking and heartbreaking.

Salming and winger Inge Hammarstrom were among the pioneers of the influx of Swedes into the NHL when they joined the Maple Leafs in 1973-1974. Both faced constant physical abuse from Canadians who tried to protect their demands for birth rights at NHL jobs.

Former Toronto Maple Leafs players and Hockey Hall of Fame members Daryl Setler, Beure Salming and Mats Sunden, left, take part in a celebration before the National Hockey League game between the Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Toronto, Friday, November 11, 2022.
Daryl Setler, Borgy Salming and Mats Sunden, left, take part in a celebration before the NHL hockey game between the Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguin.
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When Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nelson joined the Rangers in 1978-79, their torsos often featured the bruises and bruises from sticks and bayonets they were routinely subjected to from match to match. NHL officials did nothing to stop him.

However, they persevered for sophistication and dignity just as Salming and Hammerstr̦m did. These men showed brave features, which is exactly what 71-year-old Salming Рa legendary figure in his homeland who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996 as one of the leading two-way advocates of his time Рdid on Friday night.


Finally, there will be potholes to avoid and serious challenges to face, but yes, these devils are electric, and yes, they are building a season.

Incidentally, the last time the Rangers, Gelanders and Devils qualified for the playoffs in the same year was 2007. This is the last of three times (also 1994 and 1990) since the Colorado Rockies moved to the Meadowlands in 1982.

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