Ever since the 04-05 lockout, the Boston Bruins have been heading down a downward spiral that does not appear to be changing direction in the near future. We all know about the blatant mistakes of former GM Mike O'Connell, but since his departure it has become clear to me why this team cannot turn itself around. They will not sacrifice anything to rebuild. You can blame it on the owner or you can blame it on the immense pressure of the Boston sports market to win, but it is the truth. I have had faith in GM Peter Chiarelli throughout his head-scratching moves, but I have given up on him ever since the trade he made to aquire goalie Manny Fernandez, giving up top forward prospect Petr Kalus. Sure, we needed a goalie this season in order to compete, but either way, the team is not good enough to contend for a championship yet, so why acquire a 32-year-old goalie when we will have top prospect Tuuka Rask awaiting in the minor leagues this year? And why trade our top winger prospect when we don't really have an abundance of wingers? The answer, of course, is the importance for the Bruins to win right now. Until they sit back and try to rebuild for at least one season without trading away prospects and young assets, the Bruins will always have trouble in building a contending team.