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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.




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.

 

Cam Neely Encapsulates How Every Bruins Fan Feels Right Now (VIDEO)

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Frustration. Disappointment. Downright Anger.




Team President Cam Neely encapsulates how every Bruins fan feels right now after yet another unsettling loss, this time to the Ottawa Senators at home.

Yeah Sea Bass I want to punch something or SOMEONE as well. Can you tell Peter to meet me at the bike rack behind TD Garden at 3PM?

B’s Beat: The Bruins Themed Wedding You Wish You Had (PHOTOS)

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The only things fans of the Boston Bruins love more than the Spoked B are family and friends (sometimes that’s even be up for debate). However, when Big Bad Bruins Nation member Adrian Clifford shared her story about her Bruins themed engagement/wedding, the love for her husband and her adopted hockey team (she is from Florida originally and loved college football) were just fit to be tied….no shootout needed here.

See Adrian’s husband Andrew grew up in Everett, MA and had Black & Gold blood running through his veins from an early age.

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You may recognize that guy on the left with a young Andrew and if you are a big enough fan you will also recognize the gent in the middle. If you are not a fan at all (not sure why you are reading this), those two men are Bruins legend Bobby Orr and former player/coach Steve Kasper.

Not bad company to keep for a young B’s fan.

Andrew moved to Vegas in 2000 to follow his career in hospitality management. Andrew met Adrian at the MGM Grand where they both worked at registration and struck up a friendship.

They were dating other people and Andrew moved, so they lost touch for over 8 years. As fate would have it, Andrew moved back to Vegas to work at a newly built resort.

He sent Adrian a Facebook friend request and the rest is history……

 

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B’s Beat: Milan Lucic Made The Blue Jackets Twitter Sad, Cam Neely Loves Boston Creme Pies (VIDEO)

Looks like Milan Lucic broke the hearts of (all two) Blue Jackets fans and the team’s twitter handle with his OT break away….

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Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky had about a month to play the puck….oh well their loss and the Bruins gain in the standings!

 

Did you know that Bruins President Cam Neely loved Boston Creme pies?

You have to hand it to NBC for these creative spots for the Thanksgiving showdown against the Rangers. However, I would rather have a tough guy spineless puke instead of Mike Richter.

How about Ulfie?

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Sea Bass would have smothered the life out of that rat with that pie!

Two Pots Of Baked Beans Goes To Perfect Patrice and Hockey Tube!

Bruins Beat: A Young Cam Neely & The Boy That Took His Name (PHOTO)

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“My mother’s prized possession, a signed photo of me with the hockey legend i was named after”

This fan’s mother is a DIE HARD Bruins fan. Besides getting Marchand’s autograph tattooed to your body, this is BIGGEST sign of dedication to your favorite player/team.

Well done, Mom, well done.

 

Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To Reddit!

 

EPIC Boston Sports Art FAIL: Bruins Legends Bourque & Neely…..We Think (PHOTO)

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The photo above is one of the most iconic images of two Boston Bruins legends, Ray Bourque and Cam Neely. They were the faces of the Back & Gold through the 80’s & 90’s.

Now of course fans want to pay homage to two of the best players ever to don the Spoked B, but sometimes things go terribly wrong.

Exhibit A: Boston Sports mural from a Sports Bar in northern Massachusetts.

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Hey, I don’t have an artistic bone in my body, but come on.

As an artist what makes you put down the paint brush and say whah la!?1

Bellismo!

The only think he/she got right was the helmets.

EPIC BOSTON SPORTS ART FAIL

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