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Bruins must do better in drafting and development

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During general manager Peter Chiarelli’s watch since 2006, the Bruins have reeled off a string of accomplishments. They’ve won one Stanley Cup. They came close to a second last year. Chiarelli’s hit on more trades — Florida alone has provided the Bruins with Nathan Horton, Gregory Campbell, Dennis Seidenberg, and Matt Bartkowski — than he’s missed. The coaching staff has been stable since 2007. On the UFA market, they’ve gone literally big (Zdeno Chara) and small (Torey Krug).

They’ve come up short, however, in drafting and development. The last bounty was in 2006, when the Bruins’ haul included Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, and Phil Kessel.

Since then, the Bruins have not accumulated assets in relation to their success.

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