// Peter Chiarelli

Bruins 2009-2010 Season Preview: Defensemen

The defensive corps performed well above expectations last season for the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins, and heading into this year’s campaign, the blue line brigade hopes to continue their dominating ways. After a season in which the B’s led the entire NHL with a strong 2.32 goals against average, the team is coming into this season […]

Sources: Phil Kessel No Longer Negotiating With Bruins

The Boston Globe is reporting that sources close to the free agency negotiations between the Boston Bruins and right wing Phil Kessel are saying that Kessel is no longer intends to pursue talks with the team any longer. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe has written that Kessel and Wade Arnott, his agent, have […]

Phil Kessel Leaving to Leaf Land? Part II

On Saturday, Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke re-acquired the team’s second round pick of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft from the Chicago Blackhawks, ensuring that Toronto now has a first-, second-, and third-round draft pick. Normally news like this is fit to print only in Ontario, but the dealings of the Maple Leafs […]

Boston Bruins Give Head Coach Claude Julien Extension

On Friday morning, the Boston Bruins announced that they gave head coach Claude Julien, the current holder of the Jack Adams Award, a contract extension. Per club policy, details of the deal were not announced. Julien, the 28th coach of the organization, was hired in 2007 after GM Peter Chiarelli’s first head coaching hire, Dave […]

A Bruins Summer Summary

As we turn the page on the calendar to September, we find ourselves exactly one month away from the opener for Boston’s ’09-’10 season, when Alex the Great and the Capitals visit the Garden to kick off what will be a year loaded with very high expectations for the Black and Gold. So, What’s With […]

Bruins Top Prospect Caron Injured, Will Miss Camp

Just six weeks after being drafted 25th overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins, right wing Jordan Caron is unlikely to accompany his new linemates to the team’s rookie training camp after fracturing his collarbone. The injury, which occurred during tryouts for Team Canada’s World Junior Championships squad forced Bruins General Manager […]

Bruins Sign D-Man Morris, Complicate Kessel Situation

On Saturday, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced the signing of puck-moving defenseman Derek Morris to a one-year, $3.3 million contract. The move comes immediately after the Bruins sent injury-prone Aaron Ward back to the Carolina Hurricanes for a fourth-round pick in the 2010-2011 NHL Entry Draft and Patrick Eaves, whose salary was instantly bought out. […]

Bruins Trade Aaron Ward To Carolina

In what must be an effort to free up space for a Phil Kessel signing down the road, the Bruins today traded veteran defenseman Aaron Ward to Carolina in exchange for right winger Patrick Eaves and a fourth-round draft pick. Immediately after acquiring Eaves, GM Peter Chiarelli placed the 25-year-old winger on waivers for the […]

Hunwick Avoids Arbitration, Re-Signs with Bruins

Matt Hunwick now has nothing between him and a fun time on Friday night. The former restricted free agent canceled his salary arbitration hearing set for this Friday by re-signing with the Boston Bruins to a two-year deal reportedly worth $2.9 million. Hunwick, a 24-year-old blue-liner, filed for arbitration – the only Bruin to do […]

Hunwick Files for Arbitration; All Quiet on Phil Kessel Front

Last Wednesday, the first day of the NHL’s free agency signing period, the Boston Bruins quickly re-signed Byron Bitz and Johnny Boychuk and added Steve Bégin to their roster. These signings left only two restricted free agents – Matt Hunwick and Phil Kessel – to fit into the $4.3 million remaining in the $56.8 million […]

Recchi Re-signs With Bruins, Brings Cup-Sized Expectations

Last Thursday, Mark Recchi, who joined the Bruins on March 4 as the result of a midseason trade, re-signed with Boston, coming to terms on an incredibly cap-friendly one-year $1 million extension. Recchi, who says this will be his final season, will return to the Bruins with not only 545 career regular season goals and […]

Bruins Sign Byron Bitz, Steve Bégin, and Johnny Boychuk

On the first day of the free-agency signing period, Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli kept his word. Tuesday, after failing to make a draft day trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs involving Phil Kessel and Thomas Kaberle, Chiarelli told the press that he would not sacrifice depth in order to sign a big name. In […]

Bruins Draft Caron in First Round

Back in Montréal for the first time since his team swept the Canadiens out of the playoffs, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli knew he was less than welcome at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Commenting on how nice it was to return to Montréal, the locals booed Chiarelli as if the Bruins had decided to […]

Bruins GM Chiarelli – Contract Extension to 2013-14

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has earned an extension through to the 2013-2014 NHL season. Chiarelli has helped to take the Bruins from the fifth-worst team in the NHL, three season ago when he started, to the second-best record this past season. About the extension, Chiarelli said: “For them to have said to me at one […]

Chiarelli, Julien Win Sporting News Awards

Sporting News has named Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli the NHL’s Executive of the Year. On Tuesday they named coach Claude Julien the Coach of the Year. Over the last year, Chiarelli signed Michael Ryder to a 3-year, $12 million deal in the off-season and traded for Steve Montador and Mark Recchi at the trade deadline. […]