Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli will be in Washington today for the Capitals-New Jersey Devils game. On Wednesday, he was in Pittsburgh watching the Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers slug it out. His frequent scouting forays have led to inevitable assumptions that the B’s, flush with salary cap space after the disposal of Tim Thomas’ $5 million hit, are poised to make some kind of trade or acquisition. The Bruins, off to their finest start in decades at 10-2-2 — with a day off yesterday in advance of tomorrow afternoon’s clash with the Florida Panthers a half-hour west in Sunrise — have a deep and well-established roster, with no real holes or glaring needs. If they could add a player before the April 3 trade deadline, it presumably would be a forward with some skill and size. It will be interesting to see what the Calgary Flames may do with longtime cornerstone Jarome Iginla, who is 35, has just one goal in 15 games and is set to be a total free agent in July. How would a player and person of his high quality respond to joining a legit Stanley Cup contender? He might just be a monster. Of course, it will cost a team a steep ransom in players, prospects or picks to get Iginla. Chiarelli, who also found the time to be on hand at his team’s solid 4-2 win against the Lightning in Tampa on Thursday, said he is not in the market to do anything right now.
Chiarelli merely window shopping
Boston Herald | Feb 23