Don Sweeney

Charlie Coyle Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 01, 2019 - 7:33 pm
There are teams that are in precarious positions under the NHL salary cap ceiling that should feel shame. Imagine being up against the cap ceiling and being the Chicago Blackhawks, who missed the playoffs last season, of the Pittsburgh Penguins or Vegas Golden Knights, who both lost in the first...
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Don Sweeney Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
June 20, 2019 - 8:11 pm
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney admitted Thursday that Boston’s run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, where the St. Louis Blues prevailed, did more than cause him heartache. The lengthy run may have also made him play catchup to most of the other GMs in the NHL. “Well I’m probably a little...
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Scott McLaughlin
June 19, 2019 - 8:58 pm
Don Sweeney has built a team that has topped 100 points in back-to-back seasons and came within one win of a Stanley Cup this season, and for his work he won the NHL General Manager of the Year Award Wednesday night. The Bruins GM added important depth last summer, signing Joakim Nordstrom, Chris...
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Matt Kalman
May 18, 2019 - 11:15 am
With the Stanley Cup Final not starting until May 27, the Bruins will have 10 days off between completing their four-game sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes and the start of their series against either the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney thinks that will be...
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Evan Marinofsky
May 16, 2019 - 8:02 pm
As the Bruins sit one win away from the Stanley Cup Final, the front office received a bit of recognition Thursday evening when Don Sweeney was named a finalist for General Manager of the Year. Also nominated is St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong and Carolina Hurricanes GM Don Waddell. Sweeney's job...
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Matt Kalman
April 24, 2019 - 2:27 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy make the difficult decision to scratch veteran forwards David Backes and Chris Wagner for Game 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference first round against Toronto. The move worked, as Boston came back from a 3-2 series deficit to win in seven games and advance to the second...
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Marcus Johansson
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Matt Kalman
February 25, 2019 - 6:59 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen is all in. The Blue Jackets have never won a round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in their 17 years of existence before this season. So in an effort to change history Kekalainen retained his marquee would-be unrestricted free agents, Artemi...
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Marcus Johansson
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WEEI
February 25, 2019 - 5:09 pm
Don Sweeney may not have landed one of the big names some Bruins fans were hoping for, but he was able to add some more top-nine forward help before Monday's trade deadline, acquiring Marcus Johansson from the Devils in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick and 2020 fourth-round pick. Sweeney...
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Charlie Coyle
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Matt Kalman
February 20, 2019 - 10:10 pm
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has four more days to make sure he has a team that can legitimately challenge the Tampa Bay Lightning for Eastern Conference supremacy the rest of this season. For now he's just fine-tuning the product. With all the big-name players that may be moved before the...
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Jake DeBrusk Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
February 17, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Like the Red Sox and Patriots before them the Bruins have conquered Southern California. A 3-0 win at Anaheim on Friday and a 4-2 victory at Los Angeles on Saturday proved the Bruins are, at the very least, better than two lottery-bound SoCal teams that are long past their glory years. Boston has...
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