As the days go by, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney is receiving a lot of criticism for his quiet offseason. 

Sweeney let Torey Krug walk and might lose team captain Zdeno Chara. 

Then when it comes to free agency he lost out on Taylor Hall and Tyler Toffoli while adding Craig Smith. 

Sweeney didn't do anything to address the possible holes on defense and now he's missed out.

He's missed out on pretty every defenseman and the leftovers don't look to appetizing. 

According to Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now, the Bruins are looking at signing 32 year old Karl Alzner. 

Alzner was bought out by the Montreal Canadiens this offseason after pretty much spending the last two seasons in the AHL. 

He doesn't have much left as the game gets faster and Alzner's lack of speed was exploited in Montreal by other teams which led to him becoming a healthy scratch by Claude Julien and eventually demoted to the AHL. 

From Haggerty:

"According to a couple of hockey sources, is free agent defenseman Karl Alzner, who has played just 13 NHL games over the last two seasons while buried in the minors with an unwieldy contract. His forgettable stint with the Canadiens ended when he was bought out of the final two years of a five-year, $23 million contract following last season.

The 32-year-old has now been freed of that albatross deal weighing down his career, and would make a cheap insurance veteran insurance policy as a left-handed D possibility should youngsters like Vaakanainen and Zboril show they aren’t quite ready for prime time."


Source: Joe Haggerty