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

December 27th, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
With the NHL’s roster freeze set to let up this Sunday, Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli’s respite from scrutiny is raring to run out. That is, if he was entitled to such a thing to begin with.

Inaugurated, as it were, in July of 2006, Chiarelli is approaching the eight-and-a-half-year mark in his current post. With everything he has done for the franchise so far, he warrants nothing less than the ongoing pressure that comes from the rampant trade talk.

For the first time in recent memory, the Bruins are no lock for the postseason. Part of that is due to a couple of questionable decisions their GM has made in the last year-plus. Lately, the sacrifices have ceased to differ from the gains for the better, which has arguably translated to the team’s current record of 18-14-3.

On the whole, Chiarelli has clearly made more favorable trades than not since taking office in Boston. With that said, his tenure could be at a crossroads because some of his latest swaps rank among his least successful.

Here is a look back at the five biggest blemishes on Chiarelli’s transcript, some of which have directly put h ...

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