Re: Chiarelli gets 4 year extension
posted at 8/30/2013 5:26 PM EDT
okay first, i don't get how aren't getting this. there will be no documentation that chiarelli was overseeing the draft in 2006. He was forbidden to by the league. If there were documentation, the Bruins would probably get a pick or two taken away from them for some tampering related charge. However, cell phones exist, as do computers, so phone calls can be made and emails can be sent without league officials finding out. Before this season, there was no "negotiation window" before free agency. However, in the past, within the first 10-15 minutes of free agency, players would sign incredibly complicated multi-year contracts. While there isn't going to be an definitive proof that these contracts were negotiated before free agency began, it's abundantly clear that's what happened. Likewise, the Bruins ownership wouldn't allow an "acting GM" that's gone in two weeks to dish out 5 year 37.5 million dollar contracts, and 4 year 20 million dollar contracts willy nilly. That doesn't make any sense. It's abundantly clear therefore, that the person that had been trusted with the long term success of the franchise, had a say in such crucial, huge decisions.
On to your chicago analogy. Terrible. Tallon was relieved in the off season before the cup run because he messed up bad. Anywhere, here is a list of the players that Tallon didn't acquire, and that Bowman acquired.
Nick Boynton for future considerations, played 3 playoff games.
andrew ebbett - claimed off waivers, played 0 games in playoffs
Kim Johnsson - played 0 playoff games
Radek Smolenak - played 0 playoff games
That's what Bowman did. three games, for future considerations.
Chiarelli signed, traded for, or extended every single bruin player that played in the playoffs in 2011.
There, we talked hockey, you were really really bad at it.