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10:49 AM ET 04.28 | If anyone expects Peter Chiarelli to do an extreme makeover on the Bruins during this offseason, he made it pretty clear yesterday he has no intention of doing that. The overall message from the Bruins general manager at yesterday's end-of-season press conference was, while there may be some additions made, he likes this team and is confident it will bounce back nicely next season.

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April 28, 2012  11:02 AM ET

why would you overhaul this team? They should be very competitive for the next few years.

April 28, 2012  11:09 AM ET
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why would you overhaul this team? They should be very competitive for the next few years.

They don't need to but, they better find a way of lighting a fire under this bunch if they want to go further than they did this year.

Their play was decidedly uninspiring for most of the season and it showed in the playoffs. A couple of "middle of the pack" trades to inject some new blood and enthusiasm might be in order.

April 28, 2012  11:14 AM ET

Bruins to resist urge for bigtime makeover

They don't need a complete makeover. Just dropping a few dress sizes and new hairstyle should work.

April 28, 2012  11:16 AM ET
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They don't need to but, they better find a way of lighting a fire under this bunch if they want to go further than they did this year.Their play was decidedly uninspiring for most of the season and it showed in the playoffs. A couple of "middle of the pack" trades to inject some new blood and enthusiasm might be in order.

...which would hardly be considered an overhaul. A few small moves is par for the course. I think that it was to be expected after the short summer & the long season. They still dominated the +- in the league & to me the fact that they couldn't switch up gears in the playoffs probably says more to their being exhausted. Given that the exact same thing happened to Vancouver I would say that perhaps in the future coaches should be aware of this and act accordingly...perhaps rotating the roster a bit more and sitting some guys out for a game or 2 during the really tough stretches.

April 28, 2012  11:21 AM ET
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...which would hardly be considered an overhaul. A few small moves is par for the course. I think that it was to be expected after the short summer & the long season. They still dominated the +- in the league & to me the fact that they couldn't switch up gears in the playoffs probably says more to their being exhausted. Given that the exact same thing happened to Vancouver I would say that perhaps in the future coaches should be aware of this and act accordingly...perhaps rotating the roster a bit more and sitting some guys out for a game or 2 during the really tough stretches.

Throw a few key injuries into the mix and, you have a problem.

April 28, 2012  11:37 AM ET

A healthy Horton and a upgrade on Corvo would be a start ..

April 28, 2012  11:44 AM ET
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Throw a few key injuries into the mix and, you have a problem.

lol...by key injuries are we making a passing reference to Duncan Keith deliberately injuring a Sedin? That was as deliberate an attempt to injure as I have ever seen...

April 28, 2012  11:46 AM ET
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A healthy Horton and a upgrade on Corvo would be a start ..

the bruins won a cup SANS Horton...they should have walked all over the Caps in the same condition.

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April 28, 2012  11:50 AM ET
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the bruins won a cup SANS Horton... they should have walked all over the Caps in the same condition.

Cut my heel had to cruise on back home

April 28, 2012  11:52 AM ET
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Cut my heel had to cruise on back home

lol

April 28, 2012  11:58 AM ET

So what's the over and under on King Henrik winning the Hart, Vezina, Stanley Cup, and Conn Smythe?

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April 28, 2012  12:08 PM ET
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So what's the over and under on King Henrik winning the Hart, Vezina, Stanley Cup, and Conn Smythe?

Caps are the big test, flying high after beating the champs. Still in the end I gots the Blues.

April 28, 2012  12:11 PM ET
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Caps are the big test, flying high after beating the champs. Still in the end I gots the Blues.

Have a few beers. You'll feel better.

April 28, 2012  12:29 PM ET
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under

the more I think about it, the more I am convinced that it is Vigneault that is holding the Sedins back. He loves to tell them how great they are and doesn't expect more out of em. They're good players, but it is clear that their games have defficiencies & that they need to get tougher, so instead of challenging them he lets them just continue on their merry way.

April 28, 2012  12:30 PM ET

dunno why I quoted rex to write my random thought of the day.

April 28, 2012  12:32 PM ET
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So what's the over and under on King Henrik winning the Hart, Vezina, Stanley Cup, and Conn Smythe?

well...I think he will win the vezina...and then given that he is the only player left he's the only one that can really influence the Hart vote. I know its a regular season trophy, but if he goes deep in the playoffs it holds alot of sway. I suppose that if he wins the cup he will have to be the conn smythe winner (because they have zero chance of winning unless he is the best player)...so I suppose it comes down to the Rangers winning the cup. I don't see it happening.

 
April 28, 2012  12:40 PM ET
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dunno why I quoted rex to write my random thought of the day.

Don't worry about it POTF. I often put Rex and "random thought' together. :-)

(Sorry Rex, I saw the shot, there was no danger, so I took it) lol

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