No matter who replaces Chiarelli, Neely and Jacobs are going to be the ones to credit with success or blame for failures in the years ahead.
The Bruins played this season as though they were entitled. The players all but confirmed their inability to exercise a killer instinct on Monday.
Here are three positive and three negative takeaways from the season.
The win against the Red Wings may have been a turning point in the wrong direction.
Chiarelli sounded so negative, one has to think maybe he’s trying to manipulate his players before what could be the biggest game of the season.
The Bruins decided to do things in reverse in Florida on Thursday and it cost them control of their own destiny.
It’s difficult to know where to start when divvying up blame for this latest debacle.
“You can’t think about anything before you make the playoffs. So right now we’re in a battle to make those and you have to go with your best players.”
Just because Krejci can play the wing and is willing to do it doesn’t mean that’s where he should play.
The Bruins need to step it up against teams with nothing to play for.