Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/7/12

OTTAWA - NOVEMBER 26: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the Ottawa Senators during their game at Scotiabank Place on November 26, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Senators defeated the Blue Jackets 2-1. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
Wasn't it supposed to be a quiet offseason? Initially, the Boston Bruins promised that they weren't planning to very active in free agency, professing to be looking for roster tweaks rather than the splashy move. With the team's salary cap issues, it wasn't a surprising revelation for a club which just won the Stanley Cup 13 months ago and had kept its core relatively in tact. Then came the news that the team had made a "significant offer" to Zach Parise, which took many in the hockeysphere by surprise -- although Parise ended up going to the Minnesota Wild. Now...
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