of the meets with the media following the NHL General managers Meetings at the Bellagio Las Vegas on June 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bruins GM destroyed by Boston media for calling press conference during Pats victory parade

The Boston Bruins made the curious decision to fire head coach Claude Julien on Tuesday morning. While the subject is noteworthy enough, during the Bruins press conference discussing the move, general manager Don Sweeney was destroyed by the Boston media for calling it during the middle of the New England Patriots Super Bowl parade.

Reporters weren’t happy about the timing of the press conference, openly complaining about the timing of Julien’s firing in relation to the parade (around the 6:00 mark). They took Sweeney to task for failing to plan the move in accordance to the Pats’ big day.

Things got so contentious that Sweeney openly apologized during the presser.

Sweeney’s in a tough spot. Good on him for answering questions immediately after the firing. But Boston fans (and the media, apparently) are relentless. Taking Bostonians away from the Super Bowl parade is a big no-no, even if it’s in their job description to cover the presser.

But at the same time, burying the news the same day the Patriots celebrate their amazing win is an obvious PR move to attempt to lighten the news. Sweeney burying the PR team for deciding when to announce the news is also somewhat cowardly. He failed to take responsibility.

Unfortunately for Sweeney and company, Patriots fans never forget. Football will always come first.

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