And 2015’s first round just keeps coming back to be a story no matter how many times we try and avoid it...oy vey.
Well anyway, since we can no longer avoid it, the Boston Bruins placed Zach Senyshyn on waivers today, according to CapFriendly.
In light of recapping the single most defining moment, for good or for ill, of Don Sweeney’s tenure as a General Manager because I have enough gray hairs thinking about it, I will simply recap that Senyshyn has been trying to make himself a major part of the Bruins system, but has been repeatedly set back by poor injury luck, with his best season coming in 2017-28 with 28 points, a pace he’s struggled to maintain since thanks to the aforementioned injury concerns.
It’s unfortunate that it had to end like this because nobody wanted this to end with Senyshyn not succeeding, even if it was just as a depth option. I can’t think of the amount of hope people had for this kid just so that we could say “See? It all worked out in the end. Don’t you feel stupid for not seeing it sooner?”
Instead he’ll be synonymous with Don Sweeney’s drafting prowess until he either knocks it out of the park on another unreal haul, or is fired. It’s enormously unfair to a player who was burdened with the expectations of a first round pick by a team that ultimately admitted they didn’t really have a plan when they were dropped three picks in the first round in a row. He deserves a second chance somewhere else.
If anybody claims him or he ends up going back to Providence, we’ll update this.