Kalman: No Need For Don Sweeney To Be Hard On Himself With No First Round PickYou have to appreciate the empathy Bruins general manager Don Sweeney showed for his scouts leading up to and after the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft.
Kalman: Three Bruins Thoughts For NHL Draft WeekWith activity picking up, here are a few Bruins-related thoughts.
Kalman: Neely, Jacobs In Win-Now Mode But Now Must Make Right Moves To Maintain GoodwillTwo years removed from missing the Stanley Cup playoffs for a second straight year, the Bruins have built themselves back up to a level of prominence where losing in the second round of the postseason is seen as a positive.
Bruins’ Best Bet This Offseason May Be To Keep Riding Youth MovementThere’s really no reason at this point to be scared of youth.
Don Sweeney’s Ahead Of Schedule With Bruins Plan, Even If Playoff Run DisappointsA surprisingly sensational regular season that raised expectations multiple notches doesn’t mean that anything less than a Cup championship will tarnish what the Bruins accomplished through the first 82 games.
Kalman: Zdeno Chara’s Off-Ice Impact -- As Much As On-Ice Performance -- Makes New Contract A Bargain For BruinsChara said at the start of the 2017-18 season his priority was to keep playing and to do it for the Bruins, and his performance this season, during which he turned 41, made it impossible for the Bruins to play around in negotiations.
Kalman: Now We'll See Whether Sweeney's Or Yzerman's Philosophy Works Out BestBruins general manager Don Sweeney has decided to subscribe to a philosophy of quantity over quality when it comes to his defensemen, while his Tampa Bay counterpart Steve Yzerman has decided it’s more important to have an elite top three defensemen rather than have nine capable blueliners available for the playoffs. Now comes the fun part: seeing whether the Bruins or Lightning go deeper in the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs after the decisions their GMs made leading up to the 3 p.m. NHL Trade Deadline on Monday.
Don Sweeney Negotiates Fair Price For Rick NashWhile the Bruins did send away a first-round pick, the price at first glance appears to be more than fair from Boston's perspective.
CrossFit Could Make Difference In Khudobin’s Quest To Remain Bruins’ No. 2The puck was shot from below the goal line, closer to the corner than to the slot, and went off the back of Anton Khudobin’s helmet into the net to cut the Bruins’ lead 3-2 on Tuesday in a preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden.
Sweeney: Bruins Interested In Extension For Zdeno CharaDon Sweeney has expressed interest in signing 40-year-old captain Zdeno Chara to a contract extension.
Dolloff: Sweeney Wins With Pastrnak Deal, But What Took So Long?Why did David Pastrnak's camp take so long to cull an extra $4 million on the winger's extension?
Strong Camp Could Move Bruins Prospect DeBrusk From Sweeney's Discussions To Boston LineupIn a rare moment of transparency Thursday, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney acknowledged a hard truth about prospect Jake DeBrusk’s first pro season last year.