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How Theo Epstein Can Learn from Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins

play in buildings separated by less than three miles, but in terms of their general managers’ attitudes to free agents, the Red Sox and Bruins are worlds apart.

In the last few years, while the Red Sox have waved goodbye to players who reach free agency, the Bruins have given them shiny new deals and extensions.

The Bruins were never renowned for being big spenders. Quite the opposite, in fact, with many blaming the team’s reluctance to bring in more big players for their Stanley Cup drought.

When the NHL introduced a salary cap five years ago, however, that changed. The Bruins have been near the cap every year, and it is difficult to call a team like that "cheap."

One gets the feeling the B’s are close ...

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