Bruins fire general manager Peter Chiarelli

The Bruins failed to reach the postseason and the team's general manager paid the price.
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By Nicholas Gross

The Boston Bruins have fired general manager Peter Chiarelli, the team announced Wednesday.

“We are grateful for Peter’s service to the Bruins organization over the last nine seasons,” Bruins president Cam Neely said in a statement.

“His efforts undoubtedly helped the team achieve great success during his tenure and he helped restore the proud tradition of Boston Bruins hockey. We ultimately feel that this change is necessary in order to ensure sustainable success for the club both in the short term and the long term. Our search for a new General Manager will begin immediately.”

The Bruins missed the playoffs this season, which snapped a seven-year postseason appearance streak. Boston won Stanley Cup in 2010-11, made another Cup Final appearance in 2012-13 and won the 2013-14 Presidents’ Trophy during Chiarelli’s tenure with the club.

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