Bruins' core is here to stay

With blueprint in place, Chiarelli knows not to mess with a good thing

Updated: June 27, 2013, 7:33 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Despite losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2013 Stanley Cup finals, the Boston Bruins possess a winning blueprint that they plan to hang on to.

The organization has won one Cup with this core of players and came agonizingly close to accomplishing that again this season. If this core can remain relatively healthy, there's no reason to make major changes. "That's my mandate," GM Peter Chiarelli said. "I would expect to ice a team or build a team that would be a perennial contender ...

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