Bruins Not Ruling Out Big Acquisition
After telling reporters earlier this month he would be focused primarily on “depth” moves, Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli has changed course and is trying to add an impact player before Monday’s NHL trade deadline, league sources not directly tied to the negotiations told ESPNBoston.com.
And even though the Bruins have plenty of room to work with one estimate has them $13.2 million under the salary cap Chiarelli might be hesitant to pull the trigger on a deal for a short-term rental. He said Wednesday that prices were currently “through the roof.”
“Last year we talked about adding a couple more bodies and chemistry. We were fortunate to get a couple of players that had addition years on their contracts and fit into our two-way system. I can’t tell you those deals are out there (this year),” Chiarelli said in an interview on Boston sports radio station 98.5 The Sports Hub. “I would hope to add some depth and I can’t dismiss the bigger deals, but the prices for rental players are through the roof right now.
“We paid a good amount last year to get some payers in — I’m not saying we won’t this year — but they’re through the roof.”
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