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Don Sweeney Comes Up Roses After Being Called Out By 10 Year Old (PHOTOS)

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Looks like Bruins GM Don Sweeney’s master plan is coming into focus. However, many fans, myself included, had no idea what he was doing after the NHL draft commenced. Bruins fans were enraged, confused, and downright befuddled just like 10 year old Sam McDonald.

He went old school. No emails. No texts. No Facebook. No Twitter to voice his displeasure just a good old piece of paper and pencil….and he took Don Sweeney to task.

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Well spot on little Sam! I was totally against the Rinaldo signing as well…maybe the Don will sign Martin St. Louis as you recommended to bring some more veteran leadership. He must have seen your letter and had been inspired today by trading away Reilly Smith and Marc Savard’s contract for local boy Jimmy Hayes….pure genius!

More to come….wow Donnie I owe you a big apology and I hope Sam has a big eraser……

The Don Sweeney Era Has Begun For Bruins

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Don Sweeney’s first press conference as general manager of the Boston Bruins.

As many of you might have figured out by now, the Bruins have officially made former assistant general manager Don Sweeney the new General Manager of the Bruins. Sweeney was the assistant GM for 5 years. When former GM Peter Chiarelli got fired, many Bruins insiders believed Sweeney was the favorite due to the fact that Sweeney knew most of the players on the Bruins roster, and he knew how Cam Neely wanted the Bruins built. One of the biggest reasons why Peter Chiarelli was on the chopping block was due to the fact that he traded Bruins #2 overall pick, Tyler Seguin. Seguin & Peverley were sent to the Dallas Stars for prospects Joe Morrow, Ryan Button, Matt Fraser, and Reilly Smith. Boston also acquired 1st line winger Loui Eriksson. The Bruins however would end up losing Matt Fraser to waivers, as the Edmonton Oilers (Chiarelli’s future team) placed a claim on the young winger.



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Peter Chiarelli’s 2015 version of the Bruins looked to be a defensive power house. Until the cap strapped Bruins made a move to get under the cap. The Bruins would trade top-4 defenseman, Johnny Boychuck to the New York Islanders for a second and conditional third round pick in 2015 and a second rounder in 2016.

The Bruins locker room was in complete disarray, as many believed Boychuck would never be a piece that would get traded. Peter Chiarelli doomed the Bruins before they even had a chance to step on the ice. After a season of struggles & let downs, the Bruins would finish with a 41-27-14 record. Good enough for 96 points, however not good enough for a playoff spot in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Now that the Bruins have named Don Sweeney the General Manager, he will have some big shoes to fill and alot of work to do. Sweeney needs to rescue the Bruins from the cap jail Chiarelli put them in. In Sweeney’s first press conference as the 8th GM of the Bruins, he sounded as if he wasn’t fully on board with the Seguin trade. “…That’s where the impatience comes in at times, and we’ve made some mistakes and allowed some players to leave this organization that we might regret.”

Sweeney has alot of work ahead of him, but one of the most important tasks at hand right now, will head coach Claude Julien keep his job or get fired? Cam Neely has said multiple times, he’d like to go in another direction. Someone who presents a more offensive system and allows the forwards to get creative. Sweeney on the other hand, still likes and believes in Julien’s defensive style. But at the end of that day, its Don Sweeney’s call. He is the General Manager of the Boston Bruins.

 

The Story Of Little Liam Fitzgerald Will Melt Your Heart (VIDEO)

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You may know him as the “Fist Bump” kid or USA Today’s fan of the year. Boston Bruins fans and the people of New England just know him as little Liam Fitzgerald. The boy that has taken on Downs Syndrome AND Cancer like a champion.

He does not know the word QUIT.

Learn more about this amazing little boy from ESPN’s E:60 documentary.

It will surely melt your heart.

Love ya Liam!

Pot of Baked Beans Goes To Weekend At Bergy’s!

Celtics Circuit: Three Crucial Matchups Against Cavaliers

The Boston Celtics have to find a way to contain the Cleveland Cavaliers'  Big Three.

The Boston Celtics have to find a way to contain the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Big Three.

The Boston Celtics enter their opening-round series against the Cleveland Cavaliers with all eyes in Boston on them for the first time this season. Throughout the 2014-’15 season, the Celtics have been seen as rebuilding while the New England Patriots captured Super Bowl XLIX on February 1st and the Boston Bruins failed to make the playoffs last Saturday.

In this series, pundits have mainly picked the Cavaliers to finish the series quickly either in four or five games. Celtics play-by-play broadcaster Mike Gorman (along with the most optimistic Celtics fans) are the only people who are picking the Celtics.

The pressure is on the superstar-laden Cavaliers. LeBron James signed with the Cavaliers last summer and immediately made the Cavaliers contenders for the Larry O’Brien trophy. They added forward Kevin Love in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves and they already had 2014 NBA All-Star MVP Kyrie Irving on their roster.

Meanwhile the Celtics were 16-30 after January and left for dead in the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They shipped Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks and Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies before Super Bowl Sunday. The Celtics are 24-12 since February 1st. They have beaten playoff teams like the Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks, and New Orleans Pelicans. They also built a big advantage over the Golden State Warriors before falling in the final few minutes. The Celtics are among the hottest and most interesting teams in this year’s postseason. Brad Stevens is a candidate for Coach of the Year.

Here are three intriguing matchups between the Celtics and Cavliers:

1. James versus Celtics’ defense: It will be interesting to see if the Celtics employ any new wrinkles against James because they don’t really have a one-on-one defender to stop LeBron (nobody really does). The biggest key is to limit the turnovers and not let James get into the open court. The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach had an interesting article in Saturday’s newspaper about James’ shooting percentage from the perimeter. Himmelsbach wrote that James is shooting 56.5 percent when he has a defender guarding him within two feet and his percentage falls to 49.5 percent when the nearest defender is at least six feet away from him. Obviously, the Celtics would like to make James shoot jumpers in the half-court, but that is easier said than done against the 6-foot-8-inch, 250-pound battering ram. The Celtics will likely seek a rotation of Evan Turner, Jae Crowder, and Brandon Bass to defend James. Read more

The P.K. Subban LumberJack Song Will Cheer Up Bruins Fans (VIDEO)

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Being a Bruins fan right now sucks, as we are watching other teams play in the second season. But there is one thing we can do to ease the pain, that is to root against the Canadiens and their whiny, arrogant fans.

If anyone touches their players, it’s considered a crime.

But it’s completely acceptable for P.K. Subban to act like a lumberjack and two hand slash Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators, fracturing his wrist.

Almost as deplorable as the slash itself, is Subban’s whiny and crying that Stone embellished…….the pot calling the kettle black much (and no Habs fans this is not a racial slur, google it)?!



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Cheer up P.K. someone has expressed their love for you in song….

Dude you have a a lot of talent but that gets overshadowed by you being a hippocritcal whiny diving B*TCH!

Boston Bruins: Final Two Weeks By The Numbers

There are a lot of words that could be used to describe the 2014-15 season of the Boston Bruins. ‘Successful’ would not be one of them. Coming off of a Presidents’ Trophy a season ago, big things were expected from the Black and Gold, but they never got to showcase their full potential as injuries to several key players derailed their season and now there is only one team from the Garden that is playoff bound. Whether Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli return in 2015 is still up in the air, but the team did announce Monday that it will be parting ways with longtime fourth-liners and unrestricted free agents, Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell, as they look to improve in the goal-scoring department for next season. Before we completely turn the page to next year, however, let’s look back at the final two weeks of play, which featured a teenaged rookie setting a Bruins’ record and joining some pretty impressive company in the process, the first NHL goal for one young defenseman, the team’s most shots on goal in two years, a dismal scoreless streak against one playoff-bound team, a woeful piece of all-time history relating to a particular season series and Boston becoming the first team to miss the postseason the year after earning one of the league’s most impressive trophies. For the final time in 2014-15, this is Boston Bruins: Final Two Weeks By The Numbers.

The Bruins head off the ice after a disappointing end to the 2014-15 season.

The Bruins head off the ice after a disappointing end to the 2014-15 season.

0: The Bruins did not allow the Rangers (this year’s Presidents’ Trophy winners) to have a power-play opportunity in their 4-2 win on March 28. It was the first time since Nov. 10 against the Devils that the Bruins’ opponent did not have a single power play and just the second time this season.

1: Zach Trotman scored his first career NHL goal – the game winner – to beat the Red Wings late in the third period on April 2.

1: The Wings led the Bruins, 1-0, after two periods in that game before the B’s rallied to win with three goals in the third. It marked the first time this season that the Wings lost a game in regulation in which they led after two periods (21-1-4).

.167: The Bruins had a .167 winning percentage this season when Torey Krug committed a penalty – the lowest of any regular player on the team. Zdeno Chara (.214) was the next lowest.

1.85: New York’s Henrik Lundqvist came into the March 28 meeting against Boston with a 1.85 goals-against average in 36 career appearances against the B’s before surrendering four goals in the loss.

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