Ranking the 5 Best Boston Bruins Trades in the Peter Chiarelli Era so Far

December 28th, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
It is as simple as this: Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli should expect to field trade questions until a deal happens. Either that, or he can hope for the less likely event of a season-twisting hot streak by his current cluster of employees.

On the final day of the NHL’s roster freeze, the Bruins dropped a 6-2 decision Saturday night in Columbus. That lopsided setback barred them from achieving their first three-game winning streak in five weeks and their first set of consecutive regulation victories since Nov. 18.

The chronic inconsistency only emboldens the notion that the ninth-year GM needs to spring for an upgrade up front. As quoted by weei.com beat writer DJ Bean this past week, Chiarelli admitted, “I’ve been trying to bolster the forward group, and players are hard to come by. Certainly I’m not going to force any deal. I mean, it’s slow.”

Come what may, he has a maximum of two months to determine and obtain the necessary additive before the March 2 trade deadline. To put it another way, he has two months left to revive the vintage Chiarelli, who built the Bruins to their modern high point w ...

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