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Fist-Bumping Bruins Fan Liam Fitzgerald Wins ‘Man Of The Year’ Award

Nine-year-old Boston Bruins fan and cancer survivor Liam Fitzgerald is an inspiration to so many people. After raising more than $150,000 dollars for cancer research, Fitzgerald won the “Man of the Year” award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Thursday. “The candidates for the award usually compete in honor of children who are cancer survivors,” Caryn Switaj of...
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UCLA's 2016 recruiting class earns high grade

UCLA hasn't wasted any time on the recruiting trail. The Bruins have at least 10 commitments so far, and they're not done.Jason Fray at Bleacher Report has a comprehensive breakdown of the Bruins' commitments and areas of concern they need to address during this down time. But so far so good."To date, the Bruins have 10 public commitments," Fray writes. "That is roughly half of how...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sweeney's options may be limited regarding Chara

Missing the playoffs is not something Bruins fans have been accustomed to recently, with this season marking the first that has happened since 2007. Winning is an expectation in Boston, and new general manager Don Sweeney will certainly not be immune that heading into next season. Among the first things on Sweeney's plate will be determining the fate of head coach Claude Julien...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Sign Finnish Forward Joonas Kemppainen To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

Don Sweeney’s first move as the new general manager of the Boston Bruins is the signing of Finnish forward Joonas Kemppainen to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal, which the Bruins announced Thursday, includes a $700,000 NHL salary cap hit. The 27-year-old center could fill a bottom-six role for the Bruins during the 2015-16 campaign. He tallied 32 points (11 goals, 21 assists...
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Don Sweeney: Bruins ‘Not As Far Away As What People May Think’

BOSTON — The Bruins finished with 96 points this season, the most of any non-playoff team in NHL history. Despite falling short of the goal of winning a Stanley Cup, new general manager Don Sweeney doesn’t think the Original Six club is far away from contending again. “I’m excited about the challenge in front of us to get back to where we need to get to,” Sweeney said Wednesday...
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New GM Don Sweeney: Bruins Need ‘More Aggression’ In Their Game

BOSTON — The Bruins, throughout their history and certainly in the last eight seasons with Claude Julien behind the bench, have been among the most difficult teams to play against in the NHL. Even if the league is trending away from the typical “big and bad” style of hockey the B’s have traditionally played and more towards a more uptempo, puck-possession game, that doesn’t...
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Cam Neely: Bruins Seeking Compensation From Oilers For Peter Chiarelli

BOSTON — Bruins president Cam Neely confirmed Wednesday that his team is seeking compensation from the Oilers after Edmonton hired Peter Chiarelli as team president and general manager last month. Chiarelli was fired by the B’s on April 15, but they still are owed a second-round draft pick as compensation under the terms of the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement. The Oilers don’t...
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Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien’s Fate Remains Uncertain After New GM Hire

BOSTON — The Bruins have found their next general manager in Don Sweeney, and one of the most important decisions he will make in his first year on the job is determining the fate of head coach Claude Julien. Julien — the longest-tenured coach in the NHL with Mike Babcock joining the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday — signed a multi-year contract extension with Boston in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins hire Don Sweeney as new GM

Don Sweeney played eight season with the Bruins from 1988-2003The wait for a new GM following the firing of Peter Chiarelli is finally over, as on Wednesday the Boston Bruins promoted assistant GM, Don Sweeney to become the eighth General Manager in team history.Sweeney wore the black and gold sweater for fifteen years and was an assistant captain. Following the end to his playing...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney Press Conference Live: New Bruins GM Introduced

The man who will set the Boston Bruins’ personnel strategy into the foreseeable future will get his introduction Wednesday. Don Sweeney, who was promoted to general manager in an announcement Wednesday morning, will address the media in a press conference at TD Garden. Sweeney spent the last six years as assistant GM under Peter Chiarelli, who was fired in April. Watch the press...
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Bergeron backs Sweeney as GM, fans not so sure

The Bruins ended speculation about the direction of their front office on Wednesday morning when they named Don Sweeney as the team's new general manager, and Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron was one of the first Bruins to show his support for the move. "I'm really happy for Don," Bergeron told ESPN's Joe McDonald. "I have seen how hard he has worked to get this opportunity and I...
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Age no issue in Chara's mind

Many people don't like to talk about their age, but Bruins captain Zdeno Chara seemed defensive when discussing his elder status in the NHL with The Boston Globe. Chara is 38 years old, which makes him the 14th-oldest player in the NHL, and the age discussion is extra popular in Boston after Chara missed significant time this season with a partially torn ligament in his knee."I don’t...
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Hometown discount a 'wait-and-see' matter for Lucic

Will Bruins fans welcome more years for Milan Lucic? The Bruins could offer the winger a contract extension in the upcoming season as Lucic enters the final year of a three-year, $18 million deal, but Lucic told Boston radio station WEEI that he was not sure if he would take a discount to stay with the Bruins."We’€™ll see what happens," Lucic told WEEI. "We’€™ll have to wait...
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Don Sweeney Should Make Smooth Transition To Bruins General Manager Role

Two of the advantages in hiring a new general manager from within the organization are the minimal amount of adjustments and small learning curve involved. He already understands the team’s prospects, its on-ice philosophy and has relationships with the coaching staff and players. These are among the reasons why Don Sweeney should make a smooth transition to his new role of...
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Bruins elevate Sweeney to general manager position

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins have elevated Don Sweeney to general manager. Sweeney has spent the past six seasons as the assistant general manager and takes over for his former boss, Peter Chiarelli, who was fired last month after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years and four years after a Stanley Cup championship. Bruins President Cam Neely says in a statement...
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Boston Bruins elevate Don Sweeney to general manager

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Bruins have elevated Don Sweeney to general manager. Sweeney has spent the past six seasons as the assistant general manager and takes over for his former boss, Peter Chiarelli, who was fired last month after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years and four years after a Stanley Cup championship. Bruins President Cam Neely says in a...
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Bruins Name Sweeney General Manager

The Boston Bruins have announced that Don Sweeney will be their next general manager.
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Boston Bruins Name Don Sweeney General Manager

The Boston Bruins have found their next general manager from within the organization. The team announced Wednesday that Don Sweeney will be the next GM. Peter Chiarelli was fired from this role April 15. “Don Sweeney stood out amongst an incredibly talented group of candidates that we considered for this hire,” Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs said in a team statement. “He carries...
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Zane McIntyre negotiating with Bruins

Hobey Baker Finalist and Mike Richter Award winner Zane McIntyre (via Boston Herald)According to the Grand Forks Herald, Zane McIntyre is prepared to make the leap into hockey's biggest stage. McIntyre's family advisor confirmed this news and at a great time. McIntyre was the 165th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, and it would be perfect timing to join the Boston...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 25 Avalanche Under 25: #13 Freddie Hamilton

  Like his brother, Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton, Freddie Hamilton is also a product of the OHL’s Niagara IceDogs. Since he has already managed 29 NHL games, briefly cracking the lineups of both the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks, he comes in at #13 on our list. Hamilton came to the Avalanche in a one-for-one trade, him to Denver and Karl Stollery to San Jose...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bruins' goaltending prospect McIntyre plans to turn pro

North Dakota goaltender and Bruins draft pick Zane McIntyre will forego his senior season and turn pro, according to a report from Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada. The college netminder has 30 days after leaving college to sign a contract with the Bruins or else he will become a free agent. If McIntyre does sign with the Bruins, he could compete with Malcolm Subban for...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins lose backup goalie Svedberg to KHL

The Bruins will need to add goaltending to their to-do list for the summer. Backup netminder Niklas Svedberg left the team to sign with Salavat Yulaev of the KHL, according to his agent. Boston did not display much confidence in Svedberg this season, as Tuukka Rask played 70 of the Bruins' 82 games, the most of Rask's career. Svedberg played in 18 games and compiled a 7-5-1 record...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins fist-bump kid seeks to stir viral fund-raising campaign

Boston Bruins fist-bump kid Liam Fitzgerald is hoping to create this year's version of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the charitable act that took the country by storm in 2014. Fitzgerald, who rose to fame after " target="_blank">a video showed him fist-bumping Bruins players, will be two years cancer-free on Thursday from acute lymphoblastic leukemia that struck him in 2010. The now...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg out of Boston, onto KHL

Photo Credit: Jim Davis/ Boston GlobeBoston Bruins backup goaltender Niklas Svedberg is departing Boston and is moving onto the KHL. Svedberg signed a one year deal with Salavat Yulaev. Svedberg played an intricate role for the Bruins who was able to provide some relief to Bruins work horse Tukka Rask. Svedberg spent four years in the Boston Bruins organization between Providence...
Via BruinsLife
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg Signs Deal With Russian Team

In addition to a new general manager and possibly a new head coach, the Boston Bruins will also be on the lookout for a new backup goalie for the 2015-16 season.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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