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If the Bruins want to capitalize on their big bounce forward last season, Sweeney needs to deliver this summer

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer Early Sunday afternoon the John Tavares watch that seemingly paralyzed the rest of the NHL mercifully came to a close, as the superstar center chose to head home to Toronto and join the Maple Leafs.  His decision was hardly unexpected, even though the Bruins brass held out hope that somehow the 27-year-old centerman would choose Boston over his beloved...
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Tavares talk is nice but it is much more likely the Bruins roster build will be much more conservative

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer Heading into last weekends NHL Draft in Dallas the rumor machine was running at full capacity.  By the time the two-day event wrapped up late Saturday afternoon, it seems all that it had produced was a lot of hot air and smoke. The only deal of any real magnitude saw the Calgary Flames acquire Bruins target defenseman Noah Hanifin –...
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So far this summer, Sweeney is rightly leaving the fireworks to others

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer Barring an unforeseen trade involving one of the high-priced contracts that the Bruins have signed to their current roster (David Krejci – 4 years at $7.25 million, David Backes – 4 years at $6 million, Brad Marchand – 5 years at $6.125, Patrice Bergeron – 5 years at $6.875 million, and Tuukka Rask – 4 years at...
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After heaving Hayes overboard, Sweeney should steer clear of adding more deadweight to the Bruins wagon in free agency

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Bruins Senior Staff Writer Thank God for small favors. Ok, that may be a little harsh, but so was Jimmy Hayes’ time in a Boston Bruins uniform. So poor was his play last season – he posted a Casper the way too friendly Ghost-like numbers of two goals and three assists in 58 games – that even the Dorchester Bears wouldn’t claim...
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