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NHL: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli Gets 4-Year Extension
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NHL: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli Gets 4-Year Extension

Aug 29 2013, 7:42pm CDT | by

The Boston Bruins rewarded general manager Peter Chiarelli with a four-year extension on Thursday.

The Boston Bruins rewarded general manager Peter Chiarelli with a four-year extension on Thursday. The development will keep Chiarelli with the Bruins through the 2017-18 season, per the Boston Globe...

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NHL: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli Gets 4-Year Extension

Aug 29 2013, 7:42pm CDT | by

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The Boston Bruins rewarded general manager Peter Chiarelli with a four-year extension on Thursday.

The Boston Bruins rewarded general manager Peter Chiarelli with a four-year extension on Thursday. 

The development will keep Chiarelli with the Bruins through the 2017-18 season, per the Boston Globe's Amalie Benjamin. Benjamin adds the Boston GM is scheduled to hold a press conference regarding his extension on Friday together with owner Jeremy Jacobs and team president Cam Neely.

At the conclusion of last season, Neely said locking up his GM is something he deserves. 

"He deserves it. He's done a fantastic job here since he's been here. From when he came until now, there's been a lot of player/personnel turnover, but we've kept the right guys and built from that." 

Brian Stubits of CBS Sports points out Chiarelli has done a remarkable job of keeping the core of the Bruins while staying below the salary cap. He gets credit for keeping Bruins mainstays such as Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara and David Krejci.  

The 2013-14 NHL season will be the 49-year-old Chiarelli's eighth with the Bruins, whom he helped reach the Stanley Cup Finals twice in a three-year span. Boston made it to the postseason in six of his first seven years, culminating in a Stanley Cup championship in 2011. 

He is the seventh GM in franchise history and only the third to win the Stanley Cup, joining the ranks of Art Ross (1929,1939 and 1941) and Milt Schmidt (1970 and 1972), as verified by the NHL's official website. 

Prior to joining the Bruins in 2006, Chiarelli worked in the Ottawa Senators' front office for seven years -- five as director of legal relations and two as assistant GM.  

He just returned to Boston after spending some time in Calgary, where he took part in Team Canada's Olympic orientation as member of its management team. 

According to the Associated Press, he will continue serving as alternate governor on the NHL's Board of Governors. 

 
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Zdeno Chara out 4 to 6 Weeks: Just How Bad Is This for the Boston Bruins?

Oct 24 2014 12:17am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The following is a nightmare come to life for the Boston Bruins and their fans, as TSN's Aaron Ward and Joe McDonald detail: Defenseman Zdeno Chara, perhaps the one player the Bruins could not afford to lose for an extended period this season, is not only out for four to six weeks but could be facing surgery after a seemingly harmless collision with New York Islanders center John Tavares on Thursday night. It's believed this hit with less than nine minu ...
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Johnny Boychuk's Return to Boston Highlights Bruins' Hole in Defense After Trade

Oct 23 2014 8:51pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Boston Bruins were bound to prove nothing in their Thursday night bout with former ally Johnny Boychuk and the New York Islanders. If anything, their 3-2 loss (official box score here) splashed a dewdrop of vinegar on the gash they opened with a trade that looked lopsided from the start. Boychuk's presence at the TD Garden in opposing attire coincided with a shortcoming that dropped the Bruins back below .500 at 4-5-0 on the year. With essentially one-ninth of the regular season over ...
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