With training camp slated to commence on Sept. 16, roughly one more month remains in the Boston Bruins’ Stanley Cup summer holiday. And like any holiday celebration, there ought to be at least one moment for the triumphant to remember those less fortunate.
In this case, there are a multitude of players who helped to stoke the resurgence of this franchise that began with the hiring of Head Coach Claude Julien. But he could not stay long enough to enjoy the ultimate reward.
While not everyone can and while there is only so much room at a time for any team, some Cup-less ex-Bruins should still be acknowledged for putting this team back in contention to begin with. And so, here are the Top 10 players whose tenure with Julien’s Bruins stopped short of a title and who aren't spending any time with Lord Stanley this summer.