Found February 26, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, As the weekend approached, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli turned his focus to the lower end of the trade market, convinced that he could not nab the equal of, say, Rich Peverley and/or Chris Kelly, prized pickups at this time last year. “I’ve never experienced this type of slow activity,’’ Chiarelli said, just prior to the Carter-to-LA move. “Just not a lot of players available. I think it’s because some GMs, not knowing what’s ahead with the CBA, don’t want to take on multiyear deals. And there’s just not a lot of rentals.’’ Keep an eye on defenseman Jaro Spacek in Carolina and perhaps ex-Bruin Sam Pahlsson (once part of the Ray Bourque deal) in Columbus. Pahlsson, 34, is versatile and won a Cup with the Ducks in 2007. “I really doubt we’d be able to duplicate the Kelly-Peverley deals,’’ said Chiarelli. “Both solid two-way players . . . and each had time left on their deals, which made them more attractive. Just not the ki
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