Don Sweeney

Claude Julien will be back as Bruins coach next season. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)
April 14, 2016 - 6:14 am
Claude Julien will be back as coach of the Bruins next season. General manager Don Sweeney announced at the start of Thursday's end of season press conference that Claude Julien "absolutely" will return. The Bruins did not make the postseason each of the last two seasons. Sweeney also announced...
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Don Sweeney
DJ Bean
February 28, 2016 - 12:25 pm
Holding his pre-trade deadline media availability, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said that Loui Eriksson will "absolutely" play Sunday night against the Lightning as he continues to assess whether he will trade the unrestricted free agent to be. As of Sunday afternoon, Sweeney and agent J.P...
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David Pastrnak
DJ Bean
January 05, 2016 - 6:30 am
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney confirmed Tuesday that the Bruins' demotion of David Pastrnak to Providence came as a result of a roster crunch and the fact that the player would not be in Tuesday's lineup anyway. Pastrnak, who was in Finland for the World Junior Championships, got to Boston on...
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Don Sweeney
DJ Bean
September 23, 2015 - 8:17 am
Shortly after Don Sweeney chose against signing a relatively low-cost veteran defenseman late in the offseason, he said that while he had faith in his young defensemen, he would continue to monitor options to improve the team. That'€™s GM speak for "maybe I'€™ll do something, maybe I won'€™t...
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Don Sweeney
DJ Bean
July 29, 2015 - 12:14 pm
FOXBORO -- Don Sweeney remains active in trying to find the Bruins help on defense. Whether that means signing top remaining free agent Cody Franson, seeking other free agent options or making a trade remains to be seen. "I'€™m not shutting the doors in terms of picking your team in July," Boston...
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DJ Bean
July 15, 2015 - 3:43 pm
Don Sweeney deserves a lot of the criticism he's received this offseason. He traded Dougie Hamilton for a relatively minuscule package, overpaid for Adam McQuaid and, for some reason, traded a third-round pick for Zac Rinaldo. There's plenty to criticize without adding in quotes he didn't say. On...
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DJ Bean
July 02, 2015 - 8:15 am
If you've forgotten what exactly the Bruins roster looks like after all these moves, it's understandable. In a nutshell, the Bruins have moved things around offensively while taking a step back defensively this offseason. The team has multiple candidates to take jobs on both offense and defense,...
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DJ Bean
June 30, 2015 - 5:24 pm
When noon hits on Wednesday, teams will officially be able to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets. Well, some will. The Bruins probably won'€™t. In order to sign a player to an offer sheet, a team must have the proper draft picks to surrender should the rights-holding team opt not to...
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Tuukka Rask
DJ Bean
June 30, 2015 - 8:29 am
Don Sweeney is adamant that the Bruins are not going through a rebuild. To some degree, his actions reflect that he doesn'€™t think the Bruins will bottom out. For example, no team planning on rebuilding would send a third-round pick in two years away in exchange for bottom-of-the-roster player,...
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Don Sweeney
DJ Bean
June 30, 2015 - 7:39 am
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney shared in Tuesday'€™s pre-free agency conference call with reporters that the Bruins sent qualifying offers to restricted free agents Ryan Spooner, Brett Connolly and Martin Jones. The team declined to qualify Matt Lindblad, Rob Flick and Adam Morrison. Sweeney...
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