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.
Matt Kalman breaks down the winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL Free Agency.
In need of scoring, Don Sweeney added two players who combined for 41 goals last season.
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.
Matt Kalman says the Bruins used the draft to both pick players they think are going to help them in the future and also to ship out players that prove their immediate plan is to worry more about their fortunes beyond the upcoming 2015-16 season.
The moves the Bruins made Friday might make them contenders again … in 2017-18.
For the first time since 2011, the Bruins are scheduled to have a first-round pick in the top 15 at the NHL Draft.
Goaltender Zane McIntyre signed his first pro contract, a two-year entry-level deal with the Bruins, on Tuesday.