In an interview with Felger and Massarotti on 98.5 The Sports Hub, Chiarelli defended his actions to not acquire star winger Ilya Kovalchuk. Here is what he said:
“People clamored for me to acquire a certain player and we didn’t,” he said. “Well, that team that acquired him certainly hasn’t taken off since they’ve gotten him, and there’s reasons for that. Reasons that we looked into, also.”
I guess that means we won’t be seeing Kovalchuk in a Bruins uniform come next season.