Changes are already on their way for the Boston Bruins. During his press conference today, General Manager Peter Chiarelli said that Andrew Ference, Jaromir Jagr and Jay Pandolfo will not be back for the 2013-2014 season.
Ference had said earlier in the day that he did not expect to be back with the Bruins, understanding the affects of the lower salary cap. Ference was acquired during the 2006-2007 season and recorded 94 points during his tenure He was a solid defenseman on the third pairing and one of the Bruins' leaders on and off the ice.
Seeing Jagr and Pandolfo leave the team is no surprise. Jagr was brought purely to try and win the cup this season. He had nine points in 11 regular season games and 10 points (all assists) in 22 playoff games. Pandolfo was signed after a professional tryout and appeared in 18 games during the regular without recording a point.
With the lower salary cap, there might be more departures coming. One of those leaving might be Nathan Horton, who Chiarelli said he would like to have back next season. According to CSNNE.com's Joe Haggerty, Horton may take a discount to stay in Boston.Andrew Ference, Boston, Boston Bruins, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, Jay Pandolfo, Nathan Horton, NHL, Peter Chiarelli