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Playoffs a mix of emotions for Chiarelli

Bruins GM balances excitement, challenges in getting chance to join Boston's champions

Updated: May 29, 2011, 11:01 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- When Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli stepped to the podium less than 15 hours after the organization celebrated its Eastern Conference championship over the Tampa Bay Lightning and subsequent berth to the Stanley Cup finals, he looked weary.

But as soon as he started to discuss the players and their accomplishments, the GM took his eyeglasses off, placed them on the table, broke into a big smile and talked about what it's been like since the Bruins dismissed the ...

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