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Giving Chiarelli his due

Over at RLD Hockey today, I wrote about how some credit should be tossed over to Boston Bruins’ general manager Peter Chiarelli for how he built this team into a Stanley Cup Champion.

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While a lot of credit has to be given to the play of Boston Bruins players such as Tim Thomas, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, Mark Recchi and many others for the Stanley Cup victory, general manager Peter Chiarelli deserves a lot of credit as well.

Chiarelli deserves props for not only the moves he made to make the Bruins a formidable threat in the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but he also deserves high marks for not making some moves that could have potentially hurt the team.

When it comes to moves Chiarelli made, picking up forward Nathan Horton and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg immediately come to mind. The 26-year-old Horton finished with 53 points (26 goals and 27 assists) and was having himself a terrific first postseason until he was knocked out by Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome. Up until that point, Horton had 17 points (8 goals and 9 assists) in 21 games and was making a case for himself to be a potential Conn Smythe Trophy winner.

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