I was a bit hesitant to start a new thread since I am less knowledgeable about the Bruins in general but think it is worth revisiting. I think most would still agree that the Claude situation was poorly handled, and it was a split among posters as to whether the change needed to be done or not. I was also afraid of what Sweeney would do at the deadline in terms of possibly mortgaging more of the future just to make the playoffs. It appears (at least in the short term) they pulled the trigger at the right time with the coaching change and also bolstered the roster with Stafford without giving up a ton. The team didn't collapse at the end like it had the previous two years, and may have even snuck in as the three seed had Marchand not Marchanded at the worst possible time. I think they are probably still one and done - especially due to end of season injuries, but really, I wasn't expecting them to make the playoffs, much less not be a wild card team. They exceeded my expectations. I'm slightly more optimistic than I was but what do the rest of you think about current management now? Did we underestimate their competency?