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by Paul on 07/02/13 at 11:49 AM ET
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
So Horton is likely moving on to a locale like Florida or Tampa where he can play in relative anonymity after seeing how the other half live for three years in Boston. That leaves the Bruins looking for a replacement to step into a first-line right-wing role alongside Milan Lucic and David Krejci, a spot that’s pretty critical to Boston’s overall success.
“That’ll be tough," Chiarelli said of replacing Horton. "There’s obviously chemistry there. There’s different ways to look at building your lines. You guys have heard about building in pairs, and maybe that's something we look at other than getting an exact replacement for Horton. But to attempt to try and recreate the chemistry, that would be hard. You'd like to have a shooter in that line.
“We've got a good strong core and we're going to try to keep this core, and there will be players. There will be players who want to win; there will be shooters that we can fill in on that line.”
There’s no doubting that the Boston Bruins have become a destination spot around the NHL given their established core, their sustained success over the last five years, and the rabid fan base that’s pushed Boston back into its prior glory as a wonderful hockey town.
Here is a quick overview of Horton’s potential replacements:
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