Bruins make nice depth signing in net
The Bruins made THE move.
Sometimes, a team makes a move and you know it's going to put them over the top. It's like when the Red Sox dealt for Jake Peavy in 2013 or the Celtics got Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett prior to the 2007-2008 season. They instill a lot of confidence in the fans.
Well, as you all know, the Bruins were a game away from winning the Stanley Cup last season but thankfully, it seems as though they got that missing piece.
That's right: they coughed up some serious money to sign Las Vegas Golden Knights legend Maxime Legace. And yes, he is Canadian, thank you for noticing.
I was gonna say he is kind of a local but no, not really. He's from Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec, so he probably grew up a Montreal Canadiens fan. If it were another sport, Boston would've been the closest team (TAKE. THAT. TORONTO.), but that's not the case in a sport like hockey.
Anyways, it looks like a pretty good depth signing. The deal is for one year and worth $700,000 at the NHL level. It's a two-way deal though which means he will be the Providence Bruins starting goaltender in all likelihood.
He'll be filling a huge role in the organization as the No. 3 goaltender now that Zane McIntyre is gone.
Here is what Don Sweeney told 98.5 The Sports Hub about Legace.
"Max has some NHL experience," said Sweeney. "That was one of the caveats we would like to have and the box we would like to check."
Legace made some starts for the Golden Knights during the 2017-2018 season. He went 6-7-1 and had an .867 save percentage. He also made a start last season and stopped 27 of the 31 shots which came his way.
So yeah, wee have a future Bruins legend on our hands -- or at least a usable depth piece.