Chiarelli

To no one’s surprise, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said today during his press conference to announce head coach Claude Julien’s new contract extension that we shouldn’t anticipate any earth-shattering player moves, or any at all for that matter, before training camp in the fall.

“I think there’s a good chance that this will be our roster going into camp,” the GM said. “I think there’s a good chance. There’s a lot of the summer left, there’s a lot of stuff that has to happen on a macro basis too. So, I really, if anything right now, there’s – in my mind – there’s more uncertainty as far as the global landscape and us in the global landscape. I guess what I’m saying is, I think anything can happen depending on how things unfold, but there’s a good chance that this will be our roster going into the training camp.”

Chiarelli is obviously a bit concerned that with his team so close to the salary cap, a new collective bargaining agreement could set the type of parameters that could force him to make some difficult decisions about trimming personnel.