GM Peter Chiarelli said he spoke with several other managers regarding trades. He said he also chatted with several agents regarding possible signings. But other than signing Daniel Paille to a two-year, $2.15 million extension, the Bruins, facing a cap crunch, didn’t make any other moves on the opening day of free agency.
“Quiet day all in all today,” Chiarelli said.
Chiarelli said that if no movement takes place via trade, the Bruins are probably done shopping. The Bruins took care of most of their business prior to today: acquiring Nathan Horton, drafting Tyler Seguin, and extending Shawn Thornton, Dennis Seidenberg, Johnny Boychuk, and Mark Recchi.
“A lot of what we did was preemptive to this day,” Chiarelli said.
The Bruins will now turn to re-signing Blake Wheeler, Mark Stuart, Gregory Campbell, and Adam McQuaid.
“I think we can get them back in the mix,” said Chiarelli when asked if he could extend his RFAs without freeing up space. “It might be a little tight. But I think we’re in a pretty good spot.”