They’re the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, and as such any run for the Cup goes through Boston. With a balanced attack, solid defense and superior goaltending, the Bruins are sure to be on of the dominant forces in the Eastern Conference. As you’ve noticed, we’re displaying a regular “feature” at Fansided for the month of September, wherein each of our well-represented sites presents their own preview of their team. Obviously, today is the Boston Bruins. Feel free to check out their preview over on Causeway Crowd, but don’t forget to head back here, because below, we’ve got our own thoughts on the Bruins prospects:
March 24th – vs. Boston
Unfortunately, the Kings won’t get to match up against the Bruins until the season is all but completed. As disappointing as it will be not to have a chance to see how the new, revamped roster of the Kings matches up against the reigning Cup finals, if all goes as planned, the Kings may relish a match up/tune up near the end of the season heading into the playoffs. The Bruins return nearly their entire roster, having lost role players Mark Recchi (to retirement) and Michael Ryder (to Free Agency). Nonetheless, both players departure should be easily cushioned by the wealth of young talent (Tyler Seguin anyone?) ready to step into a bigger role in the spotlight. If the Bruins can get themselves on track early, this could be a team to be reckoned with. While I rarely believe a Stanley Cup repeat is likely in this parity obsessed NHL, the Bruins certainly have the talent and ability to make a serious run at the Cup. All things being equal however, I see the Cup returning to its rightful place in the Western Conference this season. Sorry Boston.
What do you think about Boston’s chances? Cup-bound? Miss the playoffs? Somewhere in between?