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The Bruins spent weeks thinking about those 76 seconds in Game 6 of the Final against Chicago, as the clock ticked down from the Blackhawks’ tying goal to the winning goal to the end of Boston’s season.
Then they shook it off, and their team got shaken up, with general manager Peter Chiarelli remaking key parts of a team that could have stood pat for the 2013-14 season. The Bruins decided not to, shipping out Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley, letting Andrew Ference and Jaromir Jagr go, bringing on Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson.
It was the opposite approach to what Chiarelli did after the team won the Cup in 2010-11, keeping the personnel and the chemistry intact. But this time, Chiarelli might have made the team better.