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Sweeney's options may be limited regarding Chara

Missing the playoffs is not something Bruins fans have been accustomed to recently, with this season marking the first that has happened since 2007. Winning is an expectation in Boston, and new general manager Don Sweeney will certainly not be immune that heading into next season. Among the first things on Sweeney's plate will be determining the fate of head coach Claude Julien...
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Bruins Sign Finnish Forward Joonas Kemppainen To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

Don Sweeney’s first move as the new general manager of the Boston Bruins is the signing of Finnish forward Joonas Kemppainen to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal, which the Bruins announced Thursday, includes a $700,000 NHL salary cap hit. The 27-year-old center could fill a bottom-six role for the Bruins during the 2015-16 campaign. He tallied 32 points (11 goals, 21 assists...
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Bruins hire Don Sweeney as new GM

Don Sweeney played eight season with the Bruins from 1988-2003The wait for a new GM following the firing of Peter Chiarelli is finally over, as on Wednesday the Boston Bruins promoted assistant GM, Don Sweeney to become the eighth General Manager in team history.Sweeney wore the black and gold sweater for fifteen years and was an assistant captain. Following the end to his playing...
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Don Sweeney Press Conference Live: New Bruins GM Introduced

The man who will set the Boston Bruins’ personnel strategy into the foreseeable future will get his introduction Wednesday. Don Sweeney, who was promoted to general manager in an announcement Wednesday morning, will address the media in a press conference at TD Garden. Sweeney spent the last six years as assistant GM under Peter Chiarelli, who was fired in April. Watch the press...
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Bergeron backs Sweeney as GM, fans not so sure

The Bruins ended speculation about the direction of their front office on Wednesday morning when they named Don Sweeney as the team's new general manager, and Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron was one of the first Bruins to show his support for the move. "I'm really happy for Don," Bergeron told ESPN's Joe McDonald. "I have seen how hard he has worked to get this opportunity and I...
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Hometown discount a 'wait-and-see' matter for Lucic

Will Bruins fans welcome more years for Milan Lucic? The Bruins could offer the winger a contract extension in the upcoming season as Lucic enters the final year of a three-year, $18 million deal, but Lucic told Boston radio station WEEI that he was not sure if he would take a discount to stay with the Bruins."We’€™ll see what happens," Lucic told WEEI. "We’€™ll have to wait...
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Bruins Name Sweeney General Manager

The Boston Bruins have announced that Don Sweeney will be their next general manager.
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Zane McIntyre negotiating with Bruins

Hobey Baker Finalist and Mike Richter Award winner Zane McIntyre (via Boston Herald)According to the Grand Forks Herald, Zane McIntyre is prepared to make the leap into hockey's biggest stage. McIntyre's family advisor confirmed this news and at a great time. McIntyre was the 165th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, and it would be perfect timing to join the Boston...
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Niklas Svedberg Signs Deal With Russian Team

In addition to a new general manager and possibly a new head coach, the Boston Bruins will also be on the lookout for a new backup goalie for the 2015-16 season.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Daugavins Scores Big in Overtime to Keep Latvia’s Hopes Alive

As Austria found today, being the better team doesn’t always amount to wins, dropping a 2-1 game in overtime to Latvia. It’s not everyday that a game between Latvia and Austria had a ton of importance, but today was easily a very big impact game for both. With Austria in 7th and Latvia in 8th in Group A, the winner of this game would up to 6th in the group play, leaping over...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Boston Bruins’ Blue Line For 2015-16 NHL Season

The Boston Bruins were not the defensive juggernaut this season that they had been in previous years. Injuries to key players, including Zdeno Chara and Dougie Hamilton, forced young players into larger roles, and the preseason trade of Johnny Boychuk created a need for a top-four defenseman that was never filled. As a result of these factors and others, the Bruins fell to 20th...
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A look back at Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille's careers in Boston

Campbell and Paille spent the last five seasons together as grinders on the Bruins' fourth line (Photo via Jared Silber and Getty Images) After a sad end to the 2014-2015 season for the Boston Bruins where they failed to qualify for the postseason, the annual summer roster shake up is in full force. Only this summer's shake up is a lot different then it has been in years' past,...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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