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On Notice In Boston

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

This is Chiarelli’s roster. If the Bruins don’t make the playoffs, CEO Charlie Jacobs and president Cam Neely will not hesitate to make Chiarelli (hired in 2006) and Julien (2007) pay the price.

“Whether it’s Cam or Charlie who said we’re all under review, I understand that,” Chiarelli said. “We’ve had a lot of success here in my tenure and Claude’s tenure. We’re having a down year. It’s unfortunate that we’re under review for one year. But I understand. We’ve got to make things better.”

Chiarelli knew there would be hiccups. He didn’t replace Jarome Iginla. He traded Johnny Boychuk four days before the start of the season. Dennis Seidenberg has taken a full year to recover from a torn ACL. There were injuries, like the ones that sidelined David Krejci and Zdeno Chara.

But Chiarelli did not expect this roster, which he built and still believes in, to continue its peaks-and-valleys play into February.

“I didn’t know it would just keep carrying forward,” Chiarelli said. “I didn’t project that. I didn’t project the injuries. But when they happened, you have to change your projections a bit. There’s a lot of subpar performances. Sometimes that happens.”

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WingedRider's avatar

Nice owner!!!  One down year, so far??  He will can coach and a good GM, that is senile Jacobs for you.  He pulls Bettman’s strings isn’t that enough, LOL

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 02/20/15 at 07:02 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Get ready for Babcock available!!!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/20/15 at 07:09 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Get ready for Babcock available!!!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/20/15 at 06:09 PM ET

Niiiiiiiiiiiiice.  So far ahead of the game, Boss.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/20/15 at 11:11 PM ET


It was interesting to watch the Bruins get out-thugged. A dejected Jack “No Call?” Edwards is a good thing for hockey.

Posted by Unhealthy Scratch on 02/20/15 at 11:45 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

One bad year definitely seems like too soon to let them go. A GM that has had such success deserves the chance to re-tool his team once it reaches its peak.

Posted by NHLJeff from Denver on 02/21/15 at 01:33 AM ET

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