Don Sweeney

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Matt Kalman
January 11, 2019 - 3:36 pm
The retirement of Rick Nash was not only a reminder that too many great players have been forced out of the game because of concussion-related symptoms, but also a reminder how risky NHL trade deadline deals can turn out. The Bruins traded their first-round pick as part of the package for Nash last...
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Sara Civian
September 11, 2018 - 1:42 pm
Adam McQuaid had been a Bruin for the entirety of his 11-year NHL career. He won that Cup with that 2011 team. He did it his way, which just so happened to be the brand of grit this town tends to appreciate. I could throw some stats your way to convince you Steven Kampfer, a 2019 fourth-rounder,...
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Sara Civian
July 11, 2018 - 11:24 am
John Tavares didn’t have to make a case for himself. He’s scored the fifth-most regular season goals in the league since his 2009-10 debut, he’s coming off a top-three career season, and you just know the 27-year-old center has so much more to offer an even somewhat functional team. No doubt, it...
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Sara Civian
July 03, 2018 - 10:43 am
Anton Khudobin had about as quality a season as $1.2 million dollars could get the Bruins in 2017-18. Tuukka Rask’s 32-year-old backup went 16-6-7 with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. More than that, he pushed Rask to perform better through particular stretches at the...
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Sara Civian
July 02, 2018 - 1:48 pm
At some point last season, the Bruins became self aware. None of us know exactly when that happened -- maybe they don’t even know when exactly it clicked -- but the awareness culminated in general manager Don Sweeney trading for Rick Nash at the deadline. The phrase “going all in” was tossed around...
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Sara Civian
June 23, 2018 - 5:54 pm
There wasn’t much buzz surrounding the Bruins at the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas. General manager Don Sweeney had traded this year’s first round pick to the Rangers for Rick Nash at the trade deadline, something he told reporters yesterday he doesn't regret. So other than trade rumors, Friday night...
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Cameron Kerry
June 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm
The Bruins didn't win the Stanley Cup this year, but they will get to see the 2017-18 banner unveiled. On Wednesday, the NHL announced the Bruins will face off against the Capitals as Alex Ovechkin and Co. will raise their first Stanley Cup banner to rafters on October 3. The contest will be the...
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Cameron Kerry
June 20, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Don Sweeney took over as Bruins general manager on May 20, 2015. The following week was chaotic to say the least. The 2015 NHL entry draft occurred just six days later after he received his promotion from assistant general manager, one in which Sweeney oversaw the Bruins’ three first round...
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Cameron Kerry
June 06, 2018 - 4:18 pm
A valuable goaltender, much like a pitcher or quarterback, can lead a team to victories and titles. However, depending on a goaltender too much can cause fatigue, which will lead to diminishing results over time. In order to optimize the better goaltender, the backup needs to be able to spell him...
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Sara Civian
May 31, 2018 - 10:35 pm
Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney offered a glimpse into the beginning of the club’s offseason plans at the NHL Combine Thursday. “(Paul) Postma, (Kenny) Agostino, and (Brian) Gionta will not be offered contracts,” he told reporters. The decisive comment wasn't surprising. Agostino and Postma are...
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