Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli Doesn’t Expect Team To Trade Up In NHL Draft

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June 27, 2014

The Boston Bruins will have a lot of time on their hands Friday night in the first round of the 2014 NHL entry draft, as they aren’t scheduled to make a selection until pick No. 25.

The Bruins always could move up, but Peter Chiarelli doesn’t expect them to make such a move. The general manager indicated Friday morning that the price simply is too high right now, so it’s unlikely he’ll be able to trade up the draft board.

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This year’s draft class isn’t terrific, but a handful of impact players can be had at the top of Round 1. The teams who have those picks know that, and they’re either holding steady or asking for a big haul in return.

Instead, the Bruins likely will look for a value pick at No. 25, where they should have a few options to add some depth.

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