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The NHL’s GM of the Year might just be facing his toughest summer of his tenure over the next couple months

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Senior Staff Writer If you asked longtime observers of the National Hockey League – especially those who are salary cap savvy – back in May of 2015 when Don Sweeney took over as the eighth general manager in the history of the Boston Bruins for Peter Chiarelli how long it would take the former B’s defenseman to dig out of the salary cap...
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The Bruins need more than the return of Backes to solve the Blue Jackets Bobrovsky

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer It seems Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy is not waiting around to go down 3-1 – in what has been a sensational second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the upstart Blue Jackets through three games – to make changes to his struggling lineup.  Based on his line combinations during Wednesday’s practice prior to Game 4 on Thursday in Columbus,...
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Blown Backes call just another example of the neutering of the NHL

By Kevin Flanagan  BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer  As my late, great sports-loving father would say if he saw the hit that David Backes laid on Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck that resulted in a match penalty for the Bruins rugged winger David Backes during the 3-0 loss in Sunrise on Thursday night, “Why don’t we just put skirts on them all and get it over with?" And...
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