Wednesday Mailbag November 16, 2022

So many questions this week and plenty of duplicates. I hope I didn’t leave any out. Let’s get right to them: @dangermike via Twitter asks: Hey Dom- on one of your upcoming Monday prospect rundowns can you talk a little bit about typical journeys for these players? Using Brett Harrison for example- if he showsContinue reading “Wednesday Mailbag November 16, 2022”

What Has Been Don Sweeney’s Best Draft?

When Don Sweeney took over as General Manager of the Boston Bruins on May 2015, he inherited a prospect pool that was lacking in depth and quality. It wasn’t just the on-ice product that was lacking. The scouting department needed a makeover as well. He moved forward with a plan to rectify both and itContinue reading “What Has Been Don Sweeney’s Best Draft?”

Bruins Acquire Pavel Zacha from the Devils for Eric Haula

In a surprise (?) move, Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney sent Eric Haula to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Pavel Zacha. Interesting enough, both can play center or left wing. The move clears Haula’s $2.375 million cap hit from the books. However, Zacha is a restricted free agent with arbitration attached afterContinue reading “Bruins Acquire Pavel Zacha from the Devils for Eric Haula”

Plenty of Questions Facing the Bruins in a Long Offseason

The Carolina Hurricanes eliminated the Boston Bruins on Saturday with a 3-2 victory in game seven and eliminating the Bruins from further contention for Lord Stanley’s Cup. The Bruins just could not find a way to beat the Canes in Raleigh just like the Canes could not find a way to win in Boston. ThisContinue reading “Plenty of Questions Facing the Bruins in a Long Offseason”

When is a Mailbag Not a Mailbag?

Well, when someone emails you a question and you feel it’s deserving of its own (lengthy) reply. Kiki D sent me this question for my next mailbag: Hi Dom,  I’m sure that these are your least favorite type of questions to answer, but it’s incredibly useful to get a genuine scout’s perspective on the front officeContinue reading “When is a Mailbag Not a Mailbag?”

Post Trade Deadline: An Early Look at the Boston Bruins Offseason

Trade deadline has come and gone. Hampus Lindholm was brought in and signed to an eight-year contract extension. The still un-traded Jake DeBrusk signed a two-year extension valued at $8 million. Before we break down the Bruins cap situation, lets have a look at the work ahead for General Manager Don Sweeney and Assistant GeneralContinue reading “Post Trade Deadline: An Early Look at the Boston Bruins Offseason”

Boston Bruins Acquire Hampus Lindholm

Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney and his management team were working hard to make this deal since I tweeted that and on Saturday, he pulled the trigger with the Anaheim Ducks acquiring Hampus Lindholm and Kodie Curran for the Bruins first round pick in 2022, second round pick in 2023 and second round pickContinue reading “Boston Bruins Acquire Hampus Lindholm”

Wednesday Mailbag March 16, 2022

Mind Within via Twitter asks: Question – Great read Dom, can you explain the rankings ie you had him ranked 31st in the OHL which would be a 6th round pick. I know your referencing the other leagues but how do they slot? Answer – This is the article I wrote referenced in the question.Continue reading “Wednesday Mailbag March 16, 2022”

Wednesday Mailbag: February 16, 2022

Mind Within via Twitter asks 2 questions: Question: Sorry Dom not trying to blow up your timeline. If it’s by standings, could Boston make a deal with Arizona to sign and trade to Boston? Apparently, I’m on a Krejci kick. Have a great day. Answer: There is no magical loophole in the CBA that willContinue reading “Wednesday Mailbag: February 16, 2022”

Wednesday Mailbag: February 9, 2022

Eugene Mannarino via Twitter has two questions: Question 1: Dom do you think the bruins will trade Lysell Question 2: Dom as we get closer to the deadline do you think the bruins will trade their First. Answer: If you don’t mind Eugene, I will answer this in one answer, but man you have aContinue reading “Wednesday Mailbag: February 9, 2022”