I Don’t Understand How Don Sweeney Still Has A Job?
The Bruins feel destined to head into a rebuild. Bruce Cassidy was fired. Patrice Bergeron could end up retiring. A lot of notable of players will miss the start of next season because of offseason surgeries. There has even been talk of a David Pastrnak trade!?! Before we get any further, how did we get here? Oh, Don Sweeney, of course.
Let’s just call a spade, a spade. Why on god’s green earth does Don Sweeney still have a job? For the life of me, I can’t understand it. If the Bruins were going to fire Cassidy, Sweeney should have had his bags packed too.
The resume here stinks. Sweeney made a couple of nice trades over his tenure. Securing Taylor Hall. Flipping Martin Jones and Milan Lucic for picks was nice. If we really want to go down the rabbit hole and credit him for trading a third rounder for Marcus Johansson, be my guest. Just remember he got hosed on the Dougie Hamilton deal and Ryan Lindgren would look really good in black and yellow right now.
Sweeney’s draft and free agency track record is as bad as it gets. It’s so bad that if he had just picked random names out of a hat, he would have had more success.
- 2015: Matt Beleskey
- 2016: David Backes, Riley Nash, Tim Schaller
- 2017: Nothing notable
- 2018: Jaroslav Halak, Chris Wagner, John Moore
- 2019: Nothing notable
- 2020: Craig Smith
- 2021: Linus Ullmark, Nick Foligno, Tomas Nosek, Erik Haula, Derek Forbort
Did anybody bring the bucket to throw up in? How many bad contracts are in here?
Does it get worse? That 2015 NHL Draft is an all-timer. Realistically, it cost the Bruins any chance to win another Cup with their core group. Instead of Zboril, DeBrusk, and Senyshyn – It could have been Thomas Chabot, Kyle Connor, and Mat Barzal. We’re talking about a different Bruins team if Sweeney could draft.
How much more evidence do you want here? Why is Sweeney still employed? Why does he still have a job? Why does his ugly face deserve another chance to tinker with the Bruins roster? I frankly can’t understand it.