Sinden Resigns

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Harry Sinden resigned his post as the general manager of the Boston Bruins after 28 years on the job. Sinden, who remains president of the team, named Mike O'Connell as general manager.

"This is a promotion that has been coming for quite a while, but one for which the timing needed to be right," Sinden said in a statement. "I felt that now was that opportune time to make this organizational change. With the recent naming of Mike Keenan as our coach, they can work together to improve this hockey club."

Sinden's move comes just a week after he fired Pat Burns as the head coach and replaced him with Keenan. The Bruins won their first game under Keenan but since have lost three in a row.

Sinden, 67, has been with the Bruins' organization since 1961, first as a player and a coach. In his 28 years as the club's general manager, the Bruins earned 10 division championships and five conference titles, and had 26 winning seasons.

In his first move, O'Connell announced the promotion of Jeff Gorton to assistant GM.

O'Connell, 44, brings to his new position a wealth of experience at every level of the game. He has been an NHL player, an NHL assistant and a coach in both the American and International Hockey Leagues. He is in his seventh season in the Bruins' front office.

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