BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins have the shortest offseason in their history, and general manager Peter Chiarelli doesn't want his players spending too much time celebrating their Stanley Cup victory.
Chiarelli told the Bruins before setting them free for the summer to "keep an eye on the calendar."
The Bruins finished up their seven-game victory over the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals on June 15. Then came the parade and a whole lot of parties. But training camp is less than three months away.
Free agency begins on Friday, and Chiarelli says the Bruins don't expect to be big players in the market. He's told Tomas Kaberle and Michael Ryder to see what's out there. The Bruins would like to have them back at the right price.