Chiarelli sacrificed Iginla for future

Updated: July 2, 2014, 8:37 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- As much as Jarome Iginla was a perfect fit for the Boston Bruins, general manager Peter Chiarelli has his eye on the future.

As a result, Iginla is heading west, agreeing to a three-year deal worth $16 million with the Colorado Avalanche when free agency opened Tuesday afternoon.

Given Boston's salary-cap constraints heading into the 2014-15 season, Chiarelli would have had to move a player or two off the current roster in order to create cap space for Iginla, something ...

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