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Poke the Bear

167 EpisodesProduced by Conor RyanWebsite's Bruins reporter Conor Ryan offers up weekly thoughts, opinions and analysis on all things surrounding the Black and Gold in “Poke The Bear” — a new podcast centered on the Original Six club. Each week, Conor and a number of guests offer in-depth breakdowns on the latest news surrounding… read more


Is the Pavel Zacha Trade Don Sweeney’s Best Deal Ever? | Poke the Bear w/ Conor Ryan

Poke The Bear with Conor Ryan Ep. 134

Is the Pavel Zacha Trade Don Sweeney’s Best Deal Ever? 

Presented by BetOnline 

Conor Ryan of and Evan Marinofsky of New England Hockey Journal discuss how great of a trade the Bruins made to get Pavel Zacha. Is it Sweeney's best? The guys also dive into the power play and what it'll need to get going again. Plus, the guys discuss Vladislav Gavrikov and the trade rumors surrounding him.

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1:30 - Evaluating Don Sweeney’s job this season 

4:00 - The Pavel Zacha trade had produced huge early returns 

9:00 - Evan plays devil’s advocate 

13:00 - How can the power play be fixed? 

18:00 - Bruins must steer clear of Vladislav Gavrikov 

22:00 - A Gavrikov deal doesn’t line up with Sweeney’s past 

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