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Last Thursday, Loui Eriksson was having dinner with his family at home in Sweden. A call interrupted their meal.
It was J.P. Barry, Eriksson’s agent. Barry asked his client if he wanted to waive his no-trade clause to become a Boston Bruin.
Eriksson did not require much time to make his choice.
“I talked with my family quick,” Eriksson said during a Monday conference call. “It was an easy decision for me to make that decision to go and play with Boston. I know it’s a good team. They really wanted me too. I’m really looking forward to that.”
Eriksson’s approval triggered one of general manager Peter Chiarelli’s boldest strikes. The Bruins acquired Eriksson, young forwards Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser, and prospect Joe Morrow for Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley.