Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 7/8/13
Boston, MA – While most of us were enjoying friends, family, food and fireworks in the spirit of celebrating the Fourth of July, Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli was hard at work reshaping his roster in preparation for what we all hope is another long Stanley Cup run in 2014. Part of the reason Chiarelli had to work so tirelessly through the holiday weekend was due to the semi-unexpected departure of Nathan Horton.  When the right-winger informed the Bruins brass that he’d be exploring free agency, and then eventually signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets on a monster 7-year deal, the B’s were left with a gaping hole on their first line and Chiarelli with the tall task of replacing a guy who had become a Boston legend in just a short 3-year stint wearing the black and gold. As “Horty” takes off for Ohio, I think it is only right that we reflect on what #18 accomplished in his short time in Boston. Horton flew under the radar for the first seven years of his NHL career a...
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