Don Sweeney talks growing defensemen, seems to contradict Hamilton trade

With the Boston Bruins reaching the halfway point of the 2015-16 season with very mediocre results, Bruins GM Don Sweeney spoke with reporters about the current state of his team. One of his more interesting statements was regarding the team's defense, which was seen as thin heading into the season and ranks 18th in the NHL in goals-against-per-game (2.67) at the halfway point.Â...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Retrospective: The Boston Bruins’ offseason wasn’t as bad as it appeared

The Boston Bruins experienced dramatic turnover this summer. They had a tough go of things in 2014-15, finishing with a solid 96 points but they still were eliminated from playoff contention on the season’s last day. The Bruins felt they needed change despite finishing as close as you can to the playoffs, and canned general manager Peter Chiarelli, promoting assistant GM Don Sweeney...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Retrospective: The Boston Bruins’ offseason wasn’t as bad as it appeared

The Boston Bruins experienced dramatic turnover this summer. They had a tough go of things in 2014-15, finishing with a solid 96 points but they still were eliminated from playoff contention on the season’s last day. The Bruins felt they needed change despite finishing as close as you can to the playoffs, and canned general manager Peter Chiarelli, promoting assistant GM Don Sweeney...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames score 3 in 2nd period, beat Avalanche 4-0

DENVER (AP) Karri Ramo made 26 saves for his first shutout of the season, Josh Jooris had a goal and an assist and the Calgary Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday night. Matt Stajan, Dougie Hamilton and Mikael Backlund also scored to help the Flames improve to 10-4-0 since the start of December. Ramo got his fifth career shutout and first since Nov. 29, 2014, at...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

The Red Wings DIDN’T blow a third period lead and beat the Flames 4-2

There would be no third period meltdown for the Red Wings this time around. But it was close. Up 3-1 with less than three minutes left in the third, Dougie Hamilton got the Flames within a goal after blasting a one timer past Petr Mrazek in the slot with the goaltender pulled on the other end. The Red Wings however were able to hold on and got one last insurance marker from Justin...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Bartkowski, Former Bruin, Finally Enjoying Stability With Canucks

Reuniting with former Boston Bruins defensemen has been a nightly occurrence for the B’s during their current three-game road trip through western Canada. First, it was Andrew Ference, who watched Wednesday’s Bruins-Edmonton Oilers matchup as a healthy scratch. Then came a Friday night visit to Calgary, the new home of Dougie Hamilton. The Bruins will wrap up their trip Saturday...
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Atones For Error, Sets Up Game-Winner In Bruins Reunion

As Johnny Gaudreau’s overtime game-winner whizzed past Tuukka Rask and into the Boston Bruins’ net, the usually reserved Dougie Hamilton broke out an emphatic celebration. He had plenty of reason to. Hamilton, the former Bruins defenseman dealt to the Calgary Flames in perhaps the most surprising deal of the NHL offseason, wasn’t much of a factor for the first 58 minutesâ€...
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Marchand: Dougie Hamilton Is ‘A Good Kid’; ‘I Always Liked Him’

The public might never know exactly what Dougie Hamilton’s relationship with his former Boston Bruins teammates was like behind closed doors. But as the Bruins prepared to visit Hamilton’s Calgary Flames for the first time Friday night, they had nothing but good things to say about the young defenseman. “Dougie’s a good kid,” winger Brad Marchand told reporters Friday morning...
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Flames

Dougie Hamilton will take center stage Friday at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the former Boston Bruins defenseman takes on his old team for the first time. An stunning offseason trade sent Hamilton, the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, from Boston to Calgary, where he has struggled thus far for a Flames team that has, as well. The 22-year-old blueliner has just three goals...
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Says He ‘Loved’ Boston, Dreamed Of Being ‘Bruin For Life’

The Boston Bruins play the Flames in Calgary on Friday, and Dougie Hamilton will be suiting up for the home squad. According to Hamilton, he would have never imagined that scenario a year ago. The 22-year-old defenseman, who was traded from the Bruins to the Flames during the 2015 NHL Draft, will face off against his former team for the first time Friday night. Ahead of that reunion...
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton addresses Boston media for first time since trade

Former Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton will get reacquainted with his old team Friday night when the Bruins travel to Calgary for a game against Hamilton's Flames, and Hamilton had a chance to get reacquainted with the Boston media on an off-day Thursday.Hamilton's divorce from the Bruins was not entirely smooth. Fans were shocked by the trade of the young defenseman slated to...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton’s Calgary career summed up in one video

  When the Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins in a draft-day trade this summer, there was a lot of buzz and rightfully so. After all, Hamilton had begun turning all of that potential he had showed in his young career into actual production. He was a 22-year-old playing top minutes in Boston, a legitimate top-pairing player. Guys like that don’t...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Neely: Could have dealt with Tyler Seguin differently

Immediately after a trade is made, people all over want to label the winners and losers of the trade. It is a hockey tradition as old as time. In recent memory their hasn’t been a more perplexing trade than the one made for Tyler Seguin. The rumors surrounding Seguin were rampant and followed him all throughout his time in Boston. Oddly enough those rumors seemed to go awayÂ...
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November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dougie Hamilton Refused to Sign With Bruins After They Didn't Acquire Brother

According to reports, Dougie Hamilton wanted out of Boston when the team did not acquire the rights to his brother Freddie.
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton left Bruins as they wouldn’t trade for brother

The Boston Bruins made one of the most surprising moves of the offseason back in June when they traded up-and-coming defensive star Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for three draft picks. Was the deal sparked by the team’s refusal to acquire Hamilton’s brother? Bruins president Cam Neely has openly stated that Boston was willing...Read More
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh brother: Dougie Hamilton trade could have been sparked by family issue

The Dougie Hamilton trade continues to mystify Bruins fans, who have a front row seat this season to seeing how bad the team's defense looks without the young defensive star. But Damien Cox of SportsNet recently shed some light on why the Bruins might have traded Hamilton ahead of the 2015 NHL Draft in June, and it looks like family was one of the issues.The Flames managed to acquire...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 10: Rebound against the regressing Flames

The Rangers lost in a shootout last night to the Flyers, and now are back at MSG to take on the Calgary Flames. Calgary made headlines this summer with their high profile acquisition of Dougie Hamilton to compliment Mark Giordano and T.J. Brodie on the blue line. But their strong blue line means diddly if […]
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames ready to ride Gaudreau back to playoffs

Brad Treliving, the general manager of the Calgary Flames, could have spent the offseason basking in his team's unexpected playoff appearance last spring. Instead, Treliving examined the season and came to a different conclusion. ''Last year was a good year,'' Treliving said. ''We did some things that would be a challenge.'' Indeed, the Flames won nine of 13 games in overtime, won...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames (Last Season: 45-30-7, 3rd in Pacific)Coach: Bob Hartley (428-321-52, 61 ties; 14th season, 4th with Calgary)Key Additions: Michael Frolik, Dougie HamiltonKey Departures: Raphael Diaz, David SchlemkoKey Player: Johnny GaudreauJohnny Gaudreau was a Calder Trophy finalist last season, meeting the high expectations that come with a nickname like "Johnny Hockey." Gaudreau...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames season preview: Depth on defense fuels expectation

Plus: Calgary bolstered its impressive defensive corps by adding offensive-minded blue-liner Dougie Hamilton from Boston in the offseason and signed captain Mark Giordano to a six-year, $40.5 million contract extension in the summer. The Flames' depth on defense serves as a great benefit considering they are already under the gun with defenseman T.J. Brodie sidelined with a broken...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Everyone is to blame for Dougie Hamilton's departure

Leah Hennel / Calgary Herald With a new season fast approaching, one player’s name continues to pop up in conversations when it comes to the Boston Bruins. Dougie Hamiton was traded to the Calgary Flames in the offseason for draft picks, in what was a surprise makeover of the Bruins roster by Don Sweeney. People were clearly baffled by the move (including me), simply because...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Behind The B’ Premiere: Bruins Fans Get Exclusive Look At Draft, Camp (Video)

Your exclusive offseason look at the Boston Bruins is back. Season 3 of “Behind the B” premiered Thursday night on NESN, and it gave fans an inside look at the Bruins’ summer of change. The episode started off with Boston’s hiring of Don Sweeney as the new general manager and the decisions to trade Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton. Then the show pivoted to the draft...
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Trotman Is Best Option For Bruins’ First Pairing With Zdeno Chara

BOSTON — The Bruins have had a pretty good idea over the last few years of who would be playing alongside captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara on the first pairing. Johnny Boychuk, Dennis Seidenberg and Dougie Hamilton most recently occupied that spot, and regardless of who was playing with Big Z, that pairing was one of the NHL’s best in preventing goals and driving puck...
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Blue Line Will Have Lots Of Internal Competition In Training Camp

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins didn’t defend well enough throughout last season, and the blue line could be a weak spot again given the youth and inexperience amongst the current group. Dougie Hamilton’s departure in the offseason left the Bruins with one legitimate top-four defenseman: Zdeno Chara. The B’s captain still is a top-tier defenseman, but he’s 38 years...
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes aren't alone in needing a right-handed defenseman

A central part of the Coyotes' offseason plan was to trade for 22-year-old right-handed defenseman Dougie Hamilton. At 6-feet-5 and 212 pounds, Hamilton was viewed as a foundational piece who would have played on the team's top pairing with Oliver Ekman-Larsson for a decade or longer. The fact former Coyotes executive Brad Treliving (now Calgary's GM) swooped in and landed Hamilton...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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