Felger: Beleskey and Hayes are wins for the Bruins

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After Don Sweeney dealt Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic prior to the NHL Draft, it appeared that he was going to be public enemy number one for Boston Bruins fans.

How quickly things change.

Sweeney and the Bruins made a couple splashes on Wednesday signing free agent Matt Beleskey and trading Reilly Smith and Marc Savard's contract for Jimmy Hayes.

Michael Felger isn't ready to give Sweeney his stamp of approval just yet, but says, "it's a start" for the new GM.

"They desperately need help on the blue line. They need as many as two top-four defensemen for me to take this team seriously," said Felger. "But at least he's changing the shape and look of this team. That's what he had to do. If they were just going to bring everybody back then you keep Peter Chiarelli, for God sakes. He had to change up the mix. He has changed up the mix."

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