Bruins Don’t Plan to be Big Players in Free Agency
And a player drafted from a mediocre crop this week likely won’t make an immediate impact.
So general manager Peter Chiarelli plans some small changes to improve the team after its early playoff exit.
He says that with some tweaking, the Bruins should be back where they were in recent years.
The Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2010-11 and reached the finals in 2012-13. They led the NHL in regular-season points last season then eliminated the Detroit Red Wings before losing the next round to the Montreal Canadiens in seven games.
Chiarelli’s big task now is to re-sign Jarome Iginla after he tied for the team lead with 30 goals in his first season with Boston.