In one fell swoop, Bruins rookie general manager Don Sweeney made sure there would be no lengthy negotiating process with the team’s remaining restricted free agents.
It’s been a busy — and interesting — week for first-year Bruins GM Don Sweeney.
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 were not very active in the NHL free-agent frenzy on Wednesday afternoon, but they were able to lock up one of their own.
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.
Matt Kalman breaks down the trade made by the Boston Bruins for Zac Rinaldo on Monday.
In short, he is not someone who’s really going to help the Boston Bruins win games in 2015-16.
So far, Don Sweeney has done nothing to buck the troubling trend of losing talent without replacing it.