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02-08-2013, 12:00 PM
Son Oncle Jerry
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Question stilll the hell is Chiarelli able to pull that off? You'd think that lately every team in the NHL wants to help the Bruins....From the Horton trade, to the Leafs and them sending them Rask, Seguin, Hamilton and Co., the Kelly acquisition for a pick etc. Just great managerial work.

Even the trades that he could have looked stupid, like the Kaberle acquisition, he ended up winning the cup....and the guy that could have come back and bit him in Colborne might happen to never be a NHL'er. He even succeeds in trades he misses....
You overrate the guy.

Rask was not his move, it was the interim GM just before him who did that... just like signing Chara and Savard. The Kelly acquisition for a 2nd pick was not any better than any other deadline move, he just happened to re-sign him, which is the key here.

Don't get me wrong, Chiarelli has done a great job and the Hamilton/Seguin trade ended up being great for the Bruins. But guys like Lucic, Marchand, Rask, Thomas, Chara, Bergeron and Krejci were in this system way before he came in. He sure did all right in keeping that core and surrounding them well with guys like Horton, Peverley, Kelly, Ryder and Recchi (for the cup year), but Montreal makes those moves and it doesn't pay off as much as it did for the Bruins. Chiarelli inherited a solid core, but still made a mistake or two. Including giving up on Versteeg, and whether people like it or not, not being able to maximize the value of his goaltenders when they both had a great value. Even then, Seguin and Hamilton played absolutely no role in the Bruins Cup run.

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