Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli joined Felger & Massarotti Thursday afternoon on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Thrashers GM Don Waddell informed star forward Ilya Kovalchuk this week that he should expect to be traded soon, and the Bruins have been rumored to be a potential suitor.
“I continue to make calls. I know our fans are clamoring for me to do something. [Doing something] just for the sake of doing something, you have to be careful when you’re doing that,” said Chiarelli “I know we’ve lost eight in a row and that’s very disappointing. Of course the vultures start coming out when you’re in a point of weakness.
With his team having lost their last eight games, Chiarelli spoke not only about his approach to trade talks this season but about one particular player he is not willing to pay a high price for.
“There’s one player out there that everyone is talking about that we’d have to mortgage the present, the short term, the medium term and the future [for]. And I’m not going to do it. I know we’re struggling and it’s painful for me to watch…what I’m saying is that a trade may help and it’s certainly something as a GM I have to look into. And I’m looking into it diligently. But it’s not the only solution.”