posted at 11/19/2010 2:45 PM EST
In Response to Re: Lucic/Horton
[QUOTE]Oh, that's just a figure of speech, 'Dupes'. There's no 'whom'. It's just me being cynical. It's just that my favourite Bruins have this nasty habit of 'going away'. Actually..hey, come to think of it..Maybe it's me who's running them out of town?!
Posted by Awry[/QUOTE]
I think you need a little perspective. I don't believe this administration has "run" anyone out of town; in fact, it appears to be just the opposite - Chiarelli has been pro-active in re-signing players: Savard, Lucic, Thomas, Krejci, Ference, Boychuk, Rask, Bergeron have all signed recent contract extentions before reaching UFA or RFA status. The lone exception, I suppose, is Kessel, but it appears from all reports that it was he
who wanted out, not the other way around.
Unlike previous administrations, this Bruins team is from all accounts a place where players want
to play (see Horton, Nathan), rather than a place to avoid.
Dan Paille made an interesting point that flew under the radar not long ago - he said when he was a healthy scratch in Buffalo, nobody on the coaching staff or administration said anything to him about it. Here, he said, it was explained to him and he was kept informed and up-to-date on everything, and he greatly appreciated it. A class organization treats everyone, even the "scrubs," with professional respect, which makes it a desirable working environment.