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Bruins Daily: Sweeney Failing? Zacha; NHL Trade, Free Agent Rumors

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NHL Trade

Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was active on the NHL trade market Wednesday but so far his offseason leaves a lot to be desired.

That, more Boston Bruins news, NHL trade rumors and more in the latest Bruins Daily:

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New Boston Bruins centre Pavel Zacha is no stranger to the city of Boston.

Danielle Marmer is now the first female to be hired into the hockey ops department for the Boston Bruins.

My partner-in-scribe at BHN, Joe Haggerty, did not have a good review of Don Sweeney‘s offseason thus far.

National Hockey Now

NYI: Should the New York Islanders have been more focused on acquiring new Carolina Hurricanes winger Max Pacioretty on the NHL trade market?

PGH: Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ron Hextall is handcuffed into making shrewd moves on the NHL trade and free agent markets.

PHI: Are the Philadelphia Flyers in tank mode for Connor Bedard?

WSH: The Washington Capitals continued their impressive offseason by signing centre Ryan Strome.

FLA: Boston native and former Boston College forward Colin White is getting a fresh start with the Florida Panthers.

DET: Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman has used his cap space wisely on the NHL trade and free agent markets.

COL: Could the Colorado Avalanche wind up with Nazem Kadri afterall? An NHL source told Colorado Hockey Now that Kadri would prefer to re-up with the defending Stanley Cup champions.

VGK: The Vegas Golden Knights unloaded cap space in the NHL trade market and made depth moves on the NHL free agent market.

SJS: After being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes, defenseman Brent Burns made sure to thank the San Jose Sharks and their fans.

Canada Hockey Now

MTL: Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes continues to stand his ground in NHL trade negotiations for defenseman Jeff Petry.

VAN: New Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev met the Vancouver media on Thursday.

CAL: Look, I get the frustration from Calgary Flames fans at Johnny Gaudreau, but IMHO, that anger should be directed at Flames management. They let it get to this point, not Gaudreau.

NHL

Who are the NHL free agent winners and losers to this point?

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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Rick W Murray

They should have gotten rid of Sweeney & Neely when they had the chance. Now this two headed monster has grown.Here’s the latest scope things are gonna get worse before they get better Sweeney will do absolutely nothing about it.

Kevin L

Again, coming from me as a B’s fanatic since 1962…
What the Three Stooges did (Jacobs, Sweeney & Neely) to exacerbate the current situation will never be accepted by knowledgeable Bruins fans and followers of the organization.

At best, we will tolerate this misguided Front Office until proper moves are made, and the team can begin actually feeling like a ‘team’ once again.

Unfortunately, in the short term, we may have to endure a 2022-23 Lost Season.

Wendy

Go follow the Sabres then. You all sound like giant misguided babies.

Kevin L

I feel like Harry Sinden would be very, very disappointed and annoyed at how his protégé, Don Sweeney, has failed him.

UnkleRakesh

Harry was just as bad. Spent what felt like 100yrs without spending on a much needed goalie. Wasted years of Neely and Bourque. The fact that Sinden and Sweeney are in the same sentence tells you a lot. Hockey players and their numbers actually mean something IMHO. I would be talking $8.8Mx8 for Pasta and see where that goes. Pretty sure he’d go for that. He shouldn’t be paid more than McAvoy IMHO but looking at the other stupid contracts from wingers he might just want to be. I am praying it true, and there are rumors as such, that… Read more »

Wendy

He spent what the OWNER gave him.

Wendy

LMAO. And yet Sweeney has a higher point percentage then Sinden.

Wendy

The whole negative BS spewed by Bruins fans with regard to Sweeney is nauseating and wrong. Has he made mistakes? Yup, name a GM in the league that hasn’t, but the proof is in the pudding as he carries the leagues 3rd best overall Regular season record in his tenure, that isn’t by accident.
Bruins fans used to be hockey smart, now they’re just giant whiners who haven’t a clue, sad.

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