Skip to content

Pens improved, Bruins ‘plan on doing the same thing’

Mar 26, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

Peter Chiarelli

If there’s an arms race heating up in the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins have taken a clear lead.

But the Boston Bruins might strike back hard.

Along with the Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, and Chicago Blackhawks, the Bruins are one of the four teams Jarome Iginla will reportedly waive his no-movement clause for if the Calgary Flames pull the trigger on an offer. The Bruins are also believed to be targeting other top-six forwards.

“I certainly don’t gauge our strategy on what other teams are doing, but Pittsburgh is a very good team and they’ve made themselves better,” Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told ESPN. “It doesn’t accelerate anything, you can’t force anything; you try to find a fit and you try to improve your team.

“The Penguins made themselves better, we’ll see in the coming week in a bit how other teams make themselves better, and we plan on doing the same thing.”

Chiarelli added that there was increased trade chatter on Monday.

In addition to Iginla, the Boston Bruins might target the San Jose Sharks’ Ryane Clowe and, should the Stars’ attempts to re-sign Jaromir Jagr fail, the 41-year-old is an option, too.

Related:

Official: Penguins acquire Stars captain Morrow

Trade: Pens keep dealing, acquire Murray from Sharks

Report: Despite acquisitions, Penguins still pursuing Iginla

Latest Posts
  1. The Flyers ‘have Mason’s back’

    Oct 22, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Chicago Blackhawks Getty Images

    Just gotta work on the stuff in front of him now.

  2. After six-game absence, Muzzin to make season debut

    Oct 22, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

    Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on September 17, 2013 in Anaheim, California.
(September 16, 2013 - Source: Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

    He’ll be in for the Kings when they host Buffalo tomorrow.

  3. ‘Hawk down: Crawford (upper body) to miss next two games

    Oct 22, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Five Getty Images

    Having already sat out last night’s win over Philly.

  4. Isles place McDonald on waivers

    Oct 22, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT

    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    Anders Lee on his way up?

  5. NHL monitoring situation in Ottawa

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    Canada Shooting AP

    Senators still scheduled to host the Maple Leafs tonight.

  6. No hearing scheduled for Jones after charging Smith

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Philadelphia Flyers Anaheim Ducks v Philadelphia Flyers

    Incident occurred during Tuesday’s Flyers-Blackhawks game.

  7. Lawyer: ‘Mr. Voynov never hit the woman’

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

    Slava Voynov AP

    “I think if the authorities act properly and do a complete investigation, they will have to find that charges are not warranted.”

  8. Veteran NHLer Staubitz signs in Germany

    Oct 22, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Dallas Stars Getty Images

    With second division outfit EV Landshut.

  9. Miller on Benn goal: ‘I have done a lot of stupid things, but that is a new one’

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

    Ryan Miller Getty Images

    Canucks coach Willie Desjardins fought against the idea that Dallas got lucky last night.

  10. NHL on NBCSN: Hungry Flyers set sights on rival Penguins

    Oct 22, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT

    Sidney Crosby AP

    Maybe this is what Philadelphia needs.

Featured video

Flyers have many concerns

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Datsyuk (3415)
  2. J. Spezza (2972)
  3. J. Drouin (2917)
  4. S. Varlamov (2855)
  5. E. Kane (2838)
  1. M. Gaborik (2697)
  2. E. Staal (2579)
  3. V. Hedman (2241)
  4. P. Dupuis (2224)
  5. P. Stastny (2172)