Don Sweeney

Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports
Ty Anderson
September 14, 2017 - 10:39 pm
In what’s been a hit-or-miss opening three offseasons on the job, and with the Boston fanbase undeniably split on their view of the front office, I always felt that the David Pastrnak negotiations were going to definitively tip the scales towards Bruins general manager Don Sweeney proving himself...
Read More
James Guillory/USA Today Sports
Ty Anderson
August 02, 2017 - 1:15 pm
For a team that iced an almost unfathomable 10 defensemen in their first-round series loss to the Senators, the Bruins somehow seem awfully satisfied and strangely comfortable with an offseason that’s come with the loss of three defensemen -- one to Vegas expansion and two to free agency -- and the...
Read More
Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
Ty Anderson
July 19, 2017 - 12:29 am
Unless you deal exclusively in extremes -- meaning you’re either an over-the-top downer that paints him as the worst ever or a stubborn hometown-goggled fool buying everything he’s sold as gold for the Bruins -- it’s still too early to make a call on Don Sweeney’s run as general manager. Even in...
Read More
Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports
Ty Anderson
July 02, 2017 - 12:52 pm
In his third July 1 as the general manager of the Bruins, Don Sweeney seemed to be at his most comfortable. It showed in his decisions, too, as the Bruins spent a combined $1.6 million at the NHL level between winger Kenny Agostino and defenseman Paul Postma ($2.25 million if you include Jordan...
Read More
David Banks/USA Today
Ty Anderson
June 24, 2017 - 5:38 am
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has gone to the draft floor willing to move pieces to facilitate a ‘big’ deal to help the Black and Gold in three straight NHL Drafts. But in three straight NHL Drafts as the club’s aggressive GM, Sweeney has failed to leverage his seemingly endless bounty of...
Read More
Brandon Carlo
DJ Bean
September 15, 2016 - 11:14 am
BRIGHTON — The Bruins' top two priorities this offseason were "IMPROVE THE DEFENSE" and "DON'T FORGET TO IMPROVE THE DEFENSE." They went 0-for-2. So what do you get when you don't fix a blue line that was the worst it's been in years? A room full of prospects smiling ear-to-ear on the first day of...
Read More
Don Sweeney
DJ Bean
September 12, 2016 - 12:29 pm
BOLTON -- Since we last heard from Brad Marchand, the only way he's gotten richer is by making a $104.4 million friend in World Cup of Hockey linemate Sidney Crosby. The high-scoring Bruins winger is still waiting on his own payday, however. Speaking at the Bruins' golf tournament Monday, general...
Read More
Brad Marchand scored a career-high 37 goals last season. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DJ Bean
July 15, 2016 - 9:27 am
WILMINGTON -- Following the Bruins' July 1 signings, general manager Don Sweeney said he would take a bit for the organization to catch its breath before proceeding on another key front: signing Brad Marchand to a contract extension. Speaking at the end of the team's annual development camp at...
Read More
Steven Stamkos could be made the highest-paid player in the NHL on Friday. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
DJ Bean
June 27, 2016 - 11:28 am
Former Lightning general manager Brian Lawton said on Toronto's TSN 1050 radio that he considers the Bruins a favorite to sign top unrestricted free agent Steven Stamkos. To watch/hear Lawton's interview with Naylor & Landsberg, click here . Stamkos, 26, could very well be made the highest-paid...
Read More
Don Sweeney
DJ Bean
June 24, 2016 - 7:50 pm
BUFFALO -- Don Sweeney established a year ago that he feels a good young defenseman is worth a mid-first-round pick and a couple of seconds. A year later, teams told him his read on the market was wrong. With a number of defensemen potentially on the trade market (Kevin Shattenkirk and Cam Fowler...
Read More

Pages