It’s been a busy — and interesting — week for first-year Bruins GM Don Sweeney.
Matt Kalman breaks down the winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL Free Agency.
Armed with more clarity with some of the situations surrounding the moves, here’s a more enlightened look at the moves Sweeney has made in the past week.
In need of scoring, Don Sweeney added two players who combined for 41 goals last season.
The Boston Bruins are making a trade, and it’s bringing them a local boy in return.
The Boston Bruins are on the verge of making their first big move of free agency.
The Boston Bruins were not very active in the NHL free-agent frenzy on Wednesday afternoon, but they were able to lock up one of their own.
“So is that a Dougie Hamilton problem, or is that a Bruins problem?”
The Bruins don’t have enough space right now to go on a shopping spree when free agency starts at noon on Wednesday, but for the first time several years the Bruins have enough space to sign a decent player if general manager Don Sweeney chooses.
Whether you agree with Don Sweeney’s initial batch of moves or think he’s out of his mind, you have to credit him for bringing the same attributes he utilized as a player to his role as general manager of the Bruins.