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?”

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”

Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: April 10, 2022

The Boston Bruins dipped into the NCAA free agent well once again on Saturday when the team announced they had signed Georgi Merkulov to a three-year entry level contract beginning with the 2022-2023 season. Merkulov was a teammate of Mason Lohrei with Ohio State University during this season. He will join the Providence Bruins onContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: April 10, 2022”

The Providence Bruins are in for a Makeover

While we still have to complete the 2021-2022 regular season and playoffs, there is no denying that Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney and Assistant General Manager Evan Gold are looking to revamp their AHL affiliate roster, the Providence Bruins. Let’s start with the defence. Like the Six Million Dollar Man they are bigger, strongerContinue reading “The Providence Bruins are in for a Makeover”

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”

Could Claude Giroux Wear the Spoked B?

Flashback February 24, 2008: After being approached by then Toronto Maple Leaf General Manager Cliff Fletcher about waiving his no trade clause, Leafs star Mats Sundin decided not to waive “after careful deliberation.” Fourteen years later, Cliff’s son Chuck Fletcher – the General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers – is in the same boat, sortContinue reading “Could Claude Giroux Wear the Spoked B?”

Wednesday Mailbag: January 26, 2022

Just a small mailbag this week! As always, if you want to get questions in early for next week’s mailbag, you can always email your questions to ohlwriters@gmail.com Phil via email asks: Question – On Friday, you tweeted a video from Oshawa’s game. You said “No goals. Just this. Trying to keep it real.” I’mContinue reading “Wednesday Mailbag: January 26, 2022”

WEDNESDAYS MAILBAG JANUARY 19, 2022

First off, Happy Belated Birthday to Mason Lohrei (Monday) and Happy Birthday to Fabian Lysell (today). Here we go: Jonathan via email asks: Question – I really enjoy your incites into scouting and development for the Bruins. I was excited to see that you started a blog covering the team. I have two questions forContinue reading “WEDNESDAYS MAILBAG JANUARY 19, 2022”

They Have to Stay in the Lineup Don’t You Think?

I’m talking about Anton Blidh, Oskar Steen and Urho Vaakanainen. Although it’s been limited timing for Steen and Vaakanainen, one could argue that none of the trio has done anything to warrant being taken out of the lineup. And the team is winning which makes changing anything a very difficult decision. Vaakanainen didn’t have hisContinue reading “They Have to Stay in the Lineup Don’t You Think?”