The Boston Bruins surprised everyone in the NHL world by gaining the Number One seed in the Eastern Conference.
They had unfulfilled potential in the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons.
The Black and Gold will win the Stanley Cup (in my biased opinion).
Here's why. You probably won't agree with all my choices, and this article really isn't in any particular order.
Rask had a shutout in his very first NHL game for Boston. He will likely be the back-up for Tim Thomas, who will likely be grooming Rask for the future of the Bruins at goal.
The Vezina Trophy victor had to work for his very life in the NHL. Now, the 36-year-old goalkeeper is the best goalie in the NHL, on the soon-to-be NHL's best team.
Claude Julien won the Jack Adams' Award for the NHL's best coach. So, the Bruins have the best goalie and the best coach? Looks like this is gonna be a banner year for the Black and Gold.
Recchi already has won a Stanley Cup ring with Carolina, but now he wants one with Boston.
The bald-headed bespectacled Chiarelli has been controlling the Bruins from the top, and has led them to the Playoffs in his two years as the B's GM.
The best offense in the NHL (biased opinion) is led by the multiply concussed Patrice Bergeron, the shootout dynamo Phil Kessel, and the sophomore sensation David Krejci.
The B's still need to re-sign Kessel, but I believe that Peter Chiarelli will do that.
The best offense in the NHL (biased opinion) is led by the multiply concussed Patrice Bergeron, the shootout dynamo Phil Kessel, leader on the offense Marc Savard, and the sophomore sensation David Krejci.
The B's still need to resign Kessel, but I believe that Peter Chiarelli will do that.
Zdeno Chara was probably the best acquisition in this decade by the Bruins. He will lead the Bruins to past the second round of the Playoffs this season.
The unfulfilled potential for the 2007-2008 and the 2008-2009 seasons will rub off this season and will make the Bruins hungrier than ever for a ring.