• Danny Picard

BRUINS GM DON Sweeney is not getting enough credit

I always thought Don Sweeney had an underrated pump.


The former Boston Bruins defenseman didn’t score much — he averaged just over three goals per season in 16 total seasons in the NHL. But when he did score, that pump, let me tell ya. Underrated.


Sweeney’s work as current general manager of the Bruins gets overlooked as well. Some might argue that statement, based on the fact that Sweeney won the “General Manager of the Year” award at the end of last season. But that’s an award voted on by a total of 41 individuals: other general managers, league executives, and select media. A vote for Sweeney as “GM of the Year” isn’t necessarily a vote for “Top story in Boston sports.”


And that’s how I’m gauging Sweeney’s newsworthy-ness in this town. His success is acknowledged and respected, but he’s not stealing headlines from any of the drama that surrounds the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics.


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