NHL Hot Seat Radar: Atlantic Division Recap

At the halfway point of the season, it's a good time to check in with those on the hot seat

if they're still there or have found more comfort and security. We'll start with Atlantic Division teams.

The lowdown: Like previous seasons, many (including this writer) expected.

the Bruins to fall and Sweeney to feel the salary cap squeeze on his roster. 

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Boston remains a top NHL team and Atlantic leader. The Bs are a model franchise, and Sweeney deserves credit for building a winner.

 Boston's success covers up all competitive flaws, so no player or manager is feeling the heat.

He struggled in 2022-23, but he's improved this year with a.910 save percentage and 2.51 GAA. 

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