Chiarelli OK as a shadow player

Updated: January 31, 2012, 12:53 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- It is one thing to build a magnificent structure. It is quite another to maintain it.

And make no mistake, when it comes to the Stanley Cup, the two tasks are dramatically different.

The Boston Bruins are no different than any Stanley Cup winner in that they are trying to traverse the difficult path from having built a house worthy of holding a Cup to one that can maintain that structure.

As the NHL comes out of the All-Star break and the unofficial start ...

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