Lest anyone think that today’s moves were some sort of white flag for the B’s, earlier today GM Peter Chiarelli spoke quite to the contrary during his press conference.
"I’m confident that we can make a really good run at it," said Chiarelli about his team’s chances of making the playoffs. "We’ve got teams to jump over, which is difficult -- especially with the three point games.
"I’d like to think that our defense will be a better puck moving unit, now. And that’s only going to help our chances," he said.
A determined sounding GM said, in conclusion, "We’ve got a long road ahead of us, but we’re still alive." --- I, on the other hand, am dead tired and I think this will be it for the night.
Here’s hoping both new guys will be a practice tomorrow, and I am sure to get many more thoughts and reactions from their new teammates.