Article: Bruins crying for a change

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    Article: Bruins crying for a change


    http://www.csnne.com/pages/landing/?blockID=174575&feedID=3392

    ...But there are a couple of problems. First, there's the price of first-round picks and young building block players that Chiarelli refuses to pay for a rental player. The Bruins are backed up against the cap and need to find someone, anyone, willing to take some salary off their hands. That's the reason Chuck Kobasew was dealt at the beginning of the season, and it's the reason Boston is required to shuttle emergency players up to Boston each time a B's player goes down. Wiggling up some cap room is the only way Chiarelli and Co. can fix up a roster that's been mortally flawed since Phil Kessel was shipped to Toronto.

    That's what happens when so many players inked to weighty contracts in the NHL salary cap era aren't pulling their weight. Ryder is making $4 million per season -- with another year on his deal that's going to make it extremely difficult to unload him -- and any team can have him right now at a discounted rate.

    Dennis Wideman and Matt Hunwick have combined for a cap hit over $5 million, and also teamed for many of the breakout turnover lows that have continually plagued the B's blueline corps.

    Perhaps the most egregious is the one that the B's never expected would be a problem so soon. Tim Thomas is and always has been a great success story after breaking free of the minor leagues and Europe. Tank has carved a niche for himself as an NHL goaltender in Boston. But now he's being paid like Martin Brodeur. The same Martin Brodeur that leads the NHL with seven shutouts this season.
     
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    Re: Article: Bruins crying for a change

    Haggs pretty much nailed this one
     
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    Re: Article: Bruins crying for a change

    You can thank our brilliant GM Mike O'Connell Jr. for that!
     

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