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The Daily: Bruins’ First Arena To Be Torn Down; Utah Name Update



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Matthews Arena, the original home of the Boston Bruins, will meet the wrecking ball after next season’s Northeastern winter sports schedule is completed.

The building will close 115 years after it opened and became the original home of the Bruins (1924-28) and the Boston Celtics (1946-1955).  The arena, opened in 1910, is located on the Northeastern Campus and is considered the world’s oldest athletic arena. The Bruins moved into the Boston Garden in 1928. They opened TD Garden in 1995.

The Northeastern Hockey Blog broke the story, noting that Northeastern has filled a letter of intent to build a new multi-purpose arena.

Four Names in the Hat

Ryan Smith, owner of the Utah NHL franchise, said the team is down to four names being considered for the former Arizona Coyotes.

Appearing on the Pat McAfee show, Smith said Yeti and Mammoth are two of the names, but didn’t divulge the other two. He said fans will need to be patient. They are not there yet.


Red Wings In Case You Missed It

Filip Hronek’s affordability was one the Red Wings traded him. They could see they were heading to a tight cap situation and Hronek would be due a big raise. This is a paywall story. If you want to subscribe, click here. To receive a $10 discount on a yearly subscription, use the promo code kevin10.

SKA St. Petersburg officials are loaning Detroit prospect Dmitri Buchelnikov to yet another KHL team. Buchelnikov, 20. cannot crack St. Petersburg’s lineup. He’s heading to Vityaz this season.

Red Wings great Nick Lidstrom expected to see more from Sweden in the semifinals at the World Championships.

Red Wings Offseason

As usual, mock drafts are varied on their projections for what the Red Wings will do with the No. 15.  However, Oshawa right wing Beckett Sennecke seems like a good fit. He’s a 6-foot-2 forward coming off a strong OHL playoff performance. After producing 68 points in 63 games in the regular season, Sennecke scored 10 goals and totaled 22 points in 16 playoff games. But keep in mind that even though the Red Wings seem to have more defensemen on their prospect list, it won’t preclude GM Steve Yzerman from taking a defenseman. He believes strongly is taking the best player, regardless of the position because you don’t know what your team will look like when a draft pick is ready.

Hockey Now Network

Florida: Matthew Tkachuk did receive his mouth guard back from Chris Kreider. Florida Panthers.

New Jersey: The Devils are not concerned about Sheldon Keefe’s lack of postseason. New Jersey Devils.

San Jose: Center Will Smith will wear No. 2 for the Sharks. What will Macklin Celebrini wear? San Jose Sharks.