Bruins not making any moves

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Bruins not making any moves

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com Bruins InsiderFollow @hackswithhaggs
ST PAUL, Minn. Peter Chiarelli is in Minnesota at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft to add a few players to their organizational depth chart, but the Bruins general manager said he wont be doing much in the way of subtracting from the Stanley Cup-winning roster.

The Bruins general manager said hes had discussions with at least 15 opposing general managers over the last two days, and has told each of them the exact same thing: he wont be moving any of their roster players.

While the Philadelphia Flyers are making franchise-changing moves and there has been plenty of other chatter about other big-name players and big contracts moving teams, the Bruins will be standing pat with the team theyve pieced together.

Its a rarity with many more Cup-winning teams going the way of the Chicago Blackhawks and dismantling a roster due to salary cap woes, but that wont be the case with the Black and Gold.

Its a rarity with many more Cup-winning teams going the way of the Chicago Blackhawks and dismantling a roster due to salary cap woes, but that wont be the case with the Black and Gold.

Weve got a pretty good pick in the first round, said Chiarelli. Ive talked to maybe 15 other GMs and Ive told them that were not trading anybody off our roster.

Chiarelli may have some roster announcements in the coming days for some of the players on the bubble, but the Bs core will remain intact for at least one more run next season.

Joe Haggerty can be reached at jhaggerty@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs

Sunday, Jan. 22: Jimmy Vesey's rookie wall

Sunday, Jan. 22: Jimmy Vesey's rookie wall

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while proud of my wife and daughter for taking part in the Women’s March on Saturday.

*The day-to-day NHL grind may be getting to Jimmy Vesey a bit, and causing him to hit a bit of a rookie wall after his Harvard career.

*Alex Radulov has gone from being an NHL headache to being an impact playmaker for the Canadiens in a quick pivot for the Russian player.

*Melrose native Conor Sheary seems to have found a home for himself on the Pittsburgh Penguins skating on a line with a guy named Sidney Crosby.

*The Chicago Blackhawks are always looking to improve, and they’ve reportedly kicked the tires on Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar with Detroit.

*St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is nearing another coaching milestone in what’s been a long, distinguished career behind the bench.

*P.K. Subban is slowly approaching a return to the Nashville Predators lineup from injury, and the Preds need him as soon as possible.

*For something completely different: Greg Poppovich hits the nail on the head here, and it never ceases to amaze me that he’s such a smart, well-versed human being.

 

Saturday, Jan. 21: McKenzie on Julien's job security

Saturday, Jan. 21: McKenzie on Julien's job security

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while proud of my wife and daughter participating in today’s Women’s March.

*This is from a few days ago, but Bob McKenzie weighing in on the prospects for Claude Julien and his job security is always worth checking out.  

*The New York Rangers have themselves a rookie named Pavel that’s doing a pretty darned good job for the Blueshirts.

*What should the St. Louis Blues do with Kevin Shattenkirk as the trade deadline approaches and the seven-year, $49 million contract waiting for him in free agency is pretty daunting?

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Kevin Allen has a list of underperforming NHL stars, including Jamie Benn and Jonathan Toews, that may have been impacted by the World Cup of Hockey. Certainly Patrice Bergeron could have made this list as well.

*Blackhawks backup goalie Scott Darling may be earning some more playing time after the way he performed against the Bruins, according to Pro Hockey Talk.

*Good news with Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson set to return to the team in a couple of weeks after tending to his wife in a battle against cancer.

*The struggles of Anthony Duclair with the Arizona Coyotes mirror the team’s issues this season as well. It’s interesting that Duclair has popped up in trade rumors with the Desert Dogs this season.

*For something completely different: the final Wolverine movie with Hugh Jackman is going to be extremely emotional with its characters.