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Bruins Daily: Sweeney Extended; NHL Draft; Can Lightning Strike 7?

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Over a month after he and team President Cam Neely said a new contract was imminent, the Boston Bruins and Don Sweeney finally put pen to paper and signed a new contract Saturday.

That, more Boston Bruins news, NHL trade rumors and the latest from the Stanley Cup Final in the BHN Bruins Daily:

Boston Bruins

The 2019 GM of the Year, Don Sweeney, has finally signed a contract extension with the Boston Bruins.

The return of Patrice Bergeron to the Boston Bruins is a good thing right now but is it prolonging the inevitable rebuild the Bruins are headed for?

National Hockey Now

PGH: Just how bad or good is the Pittsburgh Penguins prospect pool and can they add to it at the NHL Draft

PHI: Players that have played under new Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella dispel the myths surrounding him.

DET: The Detroit Red Wings are still searching for a new head coach. Are they any closer as the NHL Draft approaches?

COL: Colorado Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky could return for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

VGK: Former Vegas Golden Knights head coach Pete DeBoer was ‘rattled’ when he was fired by the Knights but is happy to be the new bench boss for the Dallas Stars.

SJS: The San Jose Sharks are down to a list of three to become their next general manager.

Canada Hockey Now

VAN: My main man in VAN, Rob Simpson, says the Vancouver are still a player in the Tyson Barrie NHL trade sweepstakes.

MTL: Are the Montreal Canadiens picking first overall in a weak NHL Draft pool? Is the Shane Wright-Juraj Slafkovsky debate clouding people’s opinions? Two longtime NHL Draft analysts joined the last two episodes of the Montreal Hockey Now Podcast to discuss the topic.

NHL

Can the resilient Tampa Bay Lightning force a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final?

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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JustJim

Resilience is one thing, but 3 wins straight against the Av’s….c’mon man!

Rick W Murray

I am thoroughly disgusted!! DISGUSTED!!!!! Any other gm who has blundered like Sweeney has would have been fired ..most would have been axed after that 2015 disaster. There has to be a buddy system going here no other explanation. Sweeney is Neely’s boy, Neely is Chucks boy. I can’t see them gettin out this mess. With Sweeney headin the helm this ship’s heading for Dave’s Jones locker at almost warp drive.

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