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Chiarelli says Bruins won’t bring back Jagr

Jul 14, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

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Jaromir Jagr‘s time as a Boston Bruin is officially at an end.

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli spoke with reporters today and confirmed the team is done with Jagr and looking to go with younger players to fill the roster on the wing.’s Joe Haggerty has the update.

“I was asked a couple of times about [Jagr], and we’re done for now,” said Chiarelli. “Obviously you want to develop your talent and bring them in and let them play. Sometimes there’s not room for them and sometimes you use them as chips in deals, but you always have to develop. To be in a position where they’re ready to play breathes new life into everybody.”

One thing the Bruins don’t have to worry about is bringing in new people. Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley, Andrew Ference, Nathan Horton, Anton Khudobin, and Jagr are all off to new locations for next season.

With so many openings and not much going on via free agency (sorry Jarome Iginla), competition figures to be fierce in training camp amongst the youngsters.

  1. President Charles Logan - Jul 14, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    must be a slow news day huh captain obvious

    • jcmeyer10 - Jul 14, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      I think this is the right call. The Bruins now are paying a couple players a lot of money. Not that it’s a bad thing but when much of their success is credited to having 4 lines then they need to always have some young go hards ready to roll to balance out the salary being paid to the top guys.

    • jcmeyer10 - Jul 14, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      Didn’t mean to reply to you with that comment.

      What I mean to say to you is, you’re kind of a dick.

  2. girouxed - Jul 14, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Breaking news.

  3. chrisk61 - Jul 14, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    finally someone with sense. chiarelli knows how to manage a SC caliber roster and allocate resources. all the jagr hoopla is a bit bizarre. the guy is old. he can be somewhat in the reg season but now gets neutralized quickly and thoroughly in the playoffs. on a playoff roster he takes up a roster spot where production is needed. right call chiarelli.

    • zetaone - Jul 14, 2013 at 5:25 PM

      Yet he gave up prospects and a 1st round pick for him. The Sabres chose 5 players in the draft before Boston picked once lol.

      • hockeyflow33 - Jul 14, 2013 at 6:49 PM

        and Buffalo still won’t make the playoffs

  4. pensman29 - Jul 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Guys people can’t run off to russia all the time. Give joe a break.

  5. travishenryskid - Jul 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Going with youth instead? So trading Seguin for Eriksson and signing Jerome Iginla signifies turning to youth? Interesting take.

    • bruins18 - Jul 14, 2013 at 4:54 PM

      Eriksson is only 27… Also he just said in the article they’re not talking about Iginla. They’re referring to the plethora of young talent Boston has in they’re system to fill the extra roster spots.

    • dboldave - Jul 14, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      They are referring to the resigning of Jagr. Instead of doing this, they will turn to their youth meaning their players in the AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. You see, Jagr is old, 41, and in comparison the players that will replace him will most likely be in their 20’s. They are looking to these guys (or turning to them) to play that position.

      Hopefully I’ve spelled that out enough to follow.

  6. nhstateline - Jul 14, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    They have Krug. Bartkowski, the three kids they got from Dallas for Seguin and a bunch of other kids who were on a Providence team that won the AHL regular season points race by 10 points. All three of the Dallas acquisitions, Carter Camper, Jordan Caron and maybe even Jared Knight could play for a Bruins team that also just added Carl Soderberg three months ago. This roster is really different from what they had for the past three years. As great as their playoff was, their regular season indicated and the salary cap dictated that they needed to make some changes. To their credit they have done so.

  7. luz56 - Jul 14, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Jay Feaster is still waiting for the beginning of the FA market to open up

  8. 8man - Jul 14, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Jagr was an incredible presence in that locker room and he made things happen. But it was 48 game season. There is some doubt that he’d be able to maintain any vital productivity for 82 games given his age and price tag. He’ll help someone.

    The Bruins are a team on the precipice of moving to the next level and being a perennial Cup contender. They have a solid core and farm system they believe in. Time to use it.

  9. theagitator1691 - Jul 15, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Yeah Jagr won’t be back because he never wanted to go back to Boston if it wasn’t obvious enough…

  10. larrybiv - Jul 16, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Big Jagr fan here, but how many articles do we need? In fact, aren’t there any other stories that DON’T revolve around the Bruins? Oh yeah, Ace Bailey.

  11. theskinsman - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    About time .Jagr was a huge liability in the playoffs after 30 seconds. I hope no one is hurt by the mad rush of teams clamoring to sign him.

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