If Sweeney/Julien becomes a relationship that starts next season, Sweeney is going to have to show the same patience with his coach that he was preaching on Wednesday about having with his players.
In promoting Sweeney, the Bruins opted for familiarity and a subtle change in their way of doing business over a major reshaping of the organization.
In case you haven’t been paying attention until now, here’s a thumbnail look at both series.
The Bruins are learning that it’s tough finding a backup goalie these days, writes CBS Boston’s Matt Kalman.
The postseason run didn’t last long for the Providence Bruins, but at least the Boston Bruins’ American Hockey League farm team earned bragging rights on the parent club just by qualifying for the playoffs.
To describe the Bruins’ offense this past season as being as effective as a popgun would be an insult to popguns, writes CBS Boston’s Matt Kalman.
From the ill-timed trade of Johnny Boychuk to the injuries to major players that required a reliance on inexperienced young players to fill in, Boston’s defense corps rode a roller coaster in terms of performance all season.
Future comparisons will be made between Chiarelli’s work with the Oilers and Neely’s work with the Bruins.
Here are the grades for the Bruins’ goaltenders and a look ahead at what’s ahead for Boston’s masked men.
No matter who replaces Chiarelli, Neely and Jacobs are going to be the ones to credit with success or blame for failures in the years ahead.