Chiarelli: overtime games 'nerve-wracking'

Chiarelli: overtime games 'nerve-wracking'
June 17, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins have agreed to a four-year extension that will keep the general manager in Boston through the 2017-18 season.

(USA Today Sports)

With a triple overtime affair in Game 1 and another overtime in Game 2, the Stanley Cup Finals have been nothing short of exhausting for both the Bruins and the Blackhawks, and that feeling goes all the way up to management. 

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli spoke with Mike Giardi on Pregame Live prior to Monday's Game 3, and spoke of the emotions he's experienced as a result of all the drama so far. 

"It's nerve-wracking, but I've been in the hockey business almost 20 years now so if you get too high you won't be able to get through these highs or lows," Chiarelli said. "It is nerve-wracking though, that triple overtime I was actually getting tired, so maybe more fatigue than nerves."

Chiarelli also addressed the play of Jaromir Jagr, who was criticized by Mike Milbury of NBC Sports earlier in the series for his lack of scoring so far. But the GM had a much different take on the 41-year-old's performance this postseason. 

"[Jagr's] been terrific for us, I don't what criticism somebody gave him, but he's been good," Chiarelli said. "He's been compatible with the line, he's a big body, he helps cycle, he rung a couple off the post, for me he's getting better every game."

Check out the video above to hear more of this exclusive one-on-one interview.


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