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Bruins Look Good, But Are They Good Enough?

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

By 3:01 p.m. yesterday, the Bruins’ roster had the same names that were on it over the weekend, the same cast of characters that clipped victories Saturday and Sunday nights in Vancouver and Edmonton. For another year, the NHL trade deadline came and went, and this time Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli felt the wisest thing to do was to be wise enough to do nothing at all.

“We’ve done three deals where we’ve added three good pieces,’’ said Chiarelli, noting trades the last couple of weeks that netted Tomas Kaberle for point duty and Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley for essential, experienced depth up front. “There has been some subtraction. But we felt the net benefit was very positive. There wasn’t anything that, when you look back in hindsight, that you say, ‘Wow, that would have been a good one to do.’ There wasn’t anything like that.’’

Which brings us to the obvious question: are the Bruins of 3:01 p.m. Feb. 28 good enough to bring the franchise its first Stanley Cup since May 11, 1972?


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