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Bruins GM Chiarelli masters obvious, says team is ‘rolling’

Jun 8, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

Peter Chiarelli AP

If you blinked at all this past week you would’ve missed the Boston Bruins sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the Eastern Conference finals.

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli spoke with reporters today about the team and did a lot of pointing out the obvious about their success. Joe Haggerty of was there to hear what he had to say.

“I don’t have many complaints. From top to bottom, we’ve been rolling,” said Chiarelli. “In all three zones, we’ve been really good. Defending we’ve been good, Tuukka’s [Rask] been terrific, we’re generating a lot of chances, we’re scoring when we have to and we’re shutting down when we have to.

“It’s hard to complain after the last two series. The challenge will be to keep it going in the next series, whoever we play.”

Boston’s won their last two rounds in five and four games respectively. Whether they end up facing Chicago or Los Angeles in the Stanley Cup finals may not matter if they continue to play as dominantly as they have.

After all, if Tuukka Rask is going to put up a .986 save percentage in the next round, either Corey Crawford or Jonathan Quick are going to have to be perfect.

  1. amityvillefun - Jun 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    See this guy? He saved Boston hockey. Thanks dude.

    Awesome job, truly. Jacobs should up your salary.

  2. amityvillefun - Jun 8, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Jason Alexander is going to play Chiarelli in his biopic.

    “Building a Hockey Team Around a Giant: The Peter Chiarelli Story.”

    • 8man - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:50 PM

      Heh. That was funny! “This is the summer of Peter!”

  3. 19to77 - Jun 8, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    One of the less-credited strengths of this team is the amont of offense they get from the defense. Boychuk and Krug are tied for third and fourth on the team in goals respectively, and 13 goals total from the defense all around. Chara sits fifth in team scoring. The scary part is, all that comes without sacrificing a hint of defensive responsibility. There are no Letangs or Karlssons on this roster. They jump up into the play, contribute to the attack and never seem to end up out of position. It’s difficult to achieve that kind of balance as a D – let alone as an entire unit.

  4. titansbro - Jun 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM


  5. pastabelly - Jun 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Worst move: hiring Dave Lewis to coach team

    Best move: fire him after a year and replace with Claude tied with signing Chara FA signing. PC also drafts and trades well.

    • thesportsjudge - Jun 9, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      Was it Chiarelli that hired Lewis? Or was it O’Connell(or whatever his name was, not to be disrespectful)?

  6. 8man - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    In Chiarelli we trust. You can’t argue with the results.

    Go Bs!

  7. freestyle1022 - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    What kind of heading is this??

    • thesportsjudge - Jun 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      The kind I expect from this shoddy bunch of “expert writers.”

      No respect for their nonfavorite teams.

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