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Monday, 26 August 2013 00:14

Boston Bruin Bits: Peter Chiarelli named Canada GM

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It appears that the Boston Bruins will have another representative at the 2014 Winter Olympics.  Peter Chiarelli normally wearing the general manager hat for the Black and Gold was added to Team Canada’s Olympic management staff. The announcement was made official on Sunday as 46 Olympic hopefuls met in Calgary for a three-day orientation.

Chiarelli joins head coach Claude Julien (associate coach), Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand as Bruins representatives at the camp. Click here for the full 2013-14 Canadian National Men’s Team Orientation Camp roster.


Patrice Bergeron spoke to the media at the orientation camp on Sunday and gave promising news in regards to his health, which was compromised following a punctured and collapsed lung after Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.   In addition, he also had a separated shoulder and broken ribs, but did not need surgery. The 28-year-old said that he was feeling “95 percent” and was where he wanted to be at this point.

"I feel pretty good," Bergeron said at a press conference Sunday. "I'm 95 percent where I want to be.”

The alternate captain is expected to be ready for training camp which begins September 11, and should be ready for the season opener on October 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

That is good news for the Bruins, who need all systems go as they prepare to make another Stanley Cup run.