By Allan Muir
Peter Chiarelli has to be feeling a bit like Mary Ann Summers this morning.
Summers, of course, was the beautiful, charming young castaway stranded on a desert island with one other eligible woman…who just happened to be the world’s most beautiful movie star.
It didn’t take her long to get comfortable with the First Runner-Up sash. Looks like Chiarelli’s getting used to it, as well.
Twice in the last week, the GM of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins has put an offer on the table for a player he hoped would help his team raise another banner in 2013. And twice he could do nothing but watch as Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero — the Ginger Grant of the NHL — stole those players away with a wink and a smile.
Didn’t matter that Chiarelli offered more substance. Shero dangles the sizzle of skating alongside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin while working for owner Mario Lemieux. Who can resist?
Hey, the heart wants what it wants, right?