// Don Sweeney

Looking Back and Ahead at the Bruins

Playoff hockey returned to Boston this spring and boy it felt good. The Boston Bruins returned to the Stanley Cup playoffs this season after a two-year absence and although they were knocked out in six games by the Ottawa Senators, the B’s accomplished what many wanted from the onset of the campaign: Playoff hockey.

Black and Gold Bruins Turn Yellow On Parade Day

“Get the Duck Boats ready!” It was part of an amazing call by Boston Bruins play-by-play announcer Dave Goucher in 2011, with the B’s clinching their first Stanley Cup in 39 years. The irony then, of today’s announcement of the firing of the head coach that lead them to that championship moment, Claude Julien, is […]

Boston Bruins Trade Rumor: Dustin Byfuglien

It is August and NHL news is quite thin. Sometimes this stall in news brings wacky trade rumors and/or speculation. There are some rumors out there that include the Bruins, the most recent being the Bruins being involved in talks with the Winnipeg Jets for big money defenseman, Dustin Byfuglien. For Boston fans unfamiliar with […]

Don Sweeney Still Looking for ‘D’ Help for Bruins

Don Sweeney is not done making moves yet. “There are a couple free agents that we’re still having conversations with that we feel might improve our club. If the financial component works, we’re not going to stop having those conversations because it might be the right thing to do,” Sweeney said recently.

Bruins Trade for Jimmy Hayes, Sign Matt Belesky

Over the last few days, many have wondered just what GM Don Sweeney has been trying to do. After sending Dougie Hamilton to Calgary and Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings, then acquiring lifelong goon Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 3rd round pick, Sweeney’s job at the helm so far looked […]

NHL Draft Day Dust has Settled, Now the Bruins Need a Winger

Friday was a crazy day for the Boston Bruins. Early in the day it was discovered that GM Don Sweeney had traded Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for three draft picks. “Dougie for three draft picks? You have got to be kidding me,” much of Boston and I thought when we heard of the […]

Assessing The Bruins Back-Up Goalie Situation

There is no doubt that one of the biggest concerns facing Don Sweeney and the Bruins this offseason is the vacant back-up goaltender position. Last season’s back-up, Niklas Svedberg, has left the country to play in the KHL and using the eye test, one can only assume that young Malcolm Subban is not ready for […]

Look’s like Claude Julien will be Don Sweeney’s Head Coach…for now

After 2 weeks in the general manager position, Don Sweeney has still yet to make an official decision on Claude Julien’s future as head coach of the Boston Bruins. However, Don Sweeney has met with Julien behind closed doors and word is that Sweeney would rather switch up Julien’s assistant coaching staff instead of letting […]

A Few Things That Don Sweeney Needs to Address Right Away

On Wednesday, the Bruins officially announced that Don Sweeney will be their new General Manager. This makes him the eighth GM in Bruins history. This past season ended in disaster, just missing the playoffs then firing GM Peter Chiarelli shortly after, and all the rumors about Claude Julien getting fired as well. So Sweeney has […]

Bruins Name Don Sweeney General Manager

The Bruins announced Wednesday morning that they promoted Assistant General Manager Don Sweeney to General Manager position. Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs praised Sweeney: “Don Sweeney stood out amongst an incredibly talented group of candidates that we considered for this hire. He carries a unique and impressive mix of playing experience, front office experience and business […]

Bruins Release GM Peter Chiarelli

According to a press release this morning, the Bruins have released General Manager Peter Chiarelli. Chiarelli has been the GM for 9 seasons with pretty good success, and he is known as a well respected guy around the league. In the meantime, the front office will begin their search for a new GM “immediately.” The […]