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Possible Trade Targets for the Boston Bruins

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By: Chris Nosek | Follow Me on Twitter @cnosek6342

We all remember that last off-season Sweeney pulled off the one-for-one trade with the New Jersey Devils to bring in Pavel Zacha for Erik Haula. This deal wasn’t difficult because both players would have fit under either team’s salary cap without any other moves required. This year, an exchange like this will be … Keep Reading

Bruins Injuries Create Opportunities From The Developing Depth

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By: Chris Nosek  |  Follow Me On Twitter @cnosek6342

We all know that the Bruins are currently being decimated by the injury bug during the month of November. To quickly recap, those currently missing from the lineup include; Patrice Bergeron (rib and sternoclavicular injury), Zdeno Chara (knee), Brandon Carlo (upper body), Urho Vaakanainen (concussion), and Charlie McAvoy (concussion).

Recently defenders John Moore and Kevan Miller also missed … Keep Reading

Buyouts Are Unlikely For Bruins Bad Contracts

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By: Chris Nosek  |  Follow me on Twitter @cnosek6342

The three most common players that I hear fans demand to get moved are David Backes, David Krejci, and Tuukka Rask. All the time it’s “he’s garbage,” “trade him for a bag of pucks,” “he’s so overpaid, it’s time to move on.” I completely understand the frustration with these players and the sentiment behind these thoughts. Some … Keep Reading

Bruins Call Up Vladar On Emergency Basis

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Written By: Chris Nosek  |  Follow Me On Twitter: @cnosek6342

On Saturday, November 10th the Boston Bruins announced that they are calling up 21-year-old goaltender Dan Vladar from Providence. A goaltender call-up was fully expected after the news of Tuukka Rask being granted a leave of absence for what the team is calling “a personal matter.”

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Bruins’ Sweeney Is Proving He’s A Top GM: Part III – Drafting

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By: Chris Nosek | Follow Me On Twitter: @cnosek6342

So we’ve already established the fact that Don Sweeney had a near complete rebuild to undertake when he took over the position of Bruins General Manager. After trading away some popular veterans and having some rocky times through free agency, Sweeney found himself with some low-risk veteran players, and a number of draft picks in the early … Keep Reading

Bruins’ Sweeney Is Proving He’s A Top GM: Part II – Trading

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By: Chris Nosek | Follow Me On Twitter: @cnosek6342

As we continue to dissect just how good Don Sweeney has been during his time as the general manager for the Bruins, it is important to remember that he had to rebuild a large majority of this organization while continuing to keep the team on the ice good enough to contend for a playoff spot. Sweeney also … Keep Reading

Bruins’ Sweeney Is Proving He’s A Top GM: Part I – Free Agency

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Written By: Chris Nosek  |  Follow Me On Twitter: @cnosek6342

Last season (in my first article with the Black N’ Gold) I wrote a piece about Don Sweeney’s patience being a major asset to this organization during the 2017-18 offseason. Now, just under a year later, he is proving even more that he was and still is the best person for the GM position in the … Keep Reading

Where Do The Bruins Stand In The Rebuilding Process?

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By: Chris Nosek | Follow Me On Twitter: @cnosek6342

Back in 2015, the Bruins promoted Don Sweeney to be their new General Manager and start a rebuilding process for the organization. Now that we are entering his third season in the role, it is time we start to evaluate where in the rebuilding process the organization lies. Is this rebuild going in the right direction and … Keep Reading

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