Maple Leafs could learn a thing or two from Bruins

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli (left) and the Maple Leafs' Dave Nonis talk during...

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli (left) and the Maple Leafs' Dave Nonis talk during the 2013 NHL Draft. ( Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:23 PM ET

From the department of “The Logo On The Front Of The Jersey Means More Than The Name On The Back,” we present Peter Chiarelli’s Boston Bruins.

Maybe the Maple Leafs can take some notes from this example.

How many organizations, after all, continue to be one of the league’s elite outfits despite having traded away players who have gone on to occupy two of the top five spots in the NHL scoring race as of Wednesday?

That would be Chiarelli’s Bruins.

When the Bruins general manager scanned a list of the league’s top point-getters on Wednesday, two familiar names jumped off the page — the Maple Leafs’ Phil Kessel and the Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin, tied for fourth overall with 77 points each.

The same Phil Kessel who was dealt by Chiarelli to the Leafs for two first-round and one second-round draft picks in 2009.


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