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.