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By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz)
When the Bruins announced that veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and MCL in his knee, it was well known that it was a serious blow to the team’s Stanley Cup hopes. However, a strong defense first system and solid depth on the blue line made it appear that the Bruins would be able to withstand the loss in the short term. However, that does not appear to be the case right now.
Since the Bruins lost Seidenberg, the team has begun taking on water, and fast, losing five of the eight games they have played since Seidenberg suffered his injury. One would think this would mean General Manager Peter Chiarelli would be be working furiously to make a trade to shore up the defense, but that appears to not be the case.
Since coming to Boston to take over the hockey operations department in May of 2006, there have been little complaints about the way Chiarelli has run the team. However, one va...