By Mike Miccoli Milan Lucic has a gash on his nose. Zdeno Chara is sporting a black-eye. Not even halfway through the 2013-14 NHL season and the Boston Bruins’ battle woundsRead More
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Expectations, much like the Boston Bruins, have changed greatly. It’s not just about staying in games anymore, it’s about playing a full-60 minute battle that showcases the skill and grit of the roster. It’s not about just winning games anymore, it’s about winning games decisively. It’s a sharp contrast to where the team was years ago, but hey, win a Cup and get back to the final within two years of each other, and that happens.
It’s not about being a playoff contender, it’s about being a Cup favorite. Things change. Expectations become higher.
Since the 2009 trade that sent Phil Kessel to Toronto, the Bruins power play has struggled mightily. Several months after the Kessel trade, the unit was dealt another crushing blow,Read More
By Mike Miccoli It started with a power play goal. Nine minutes into the first period and 15 seconds into Niklas Kronwall’s holding penalty, Torey Krug blasted a shot fromRead More
So now that Andrew Ference is an Edmonton Oiler, there may be some concern that the Bruins’ defense lost a step now that Matt Bartkowski, Torey Krug, and Dougie Hamilton are in as permanent fixtures. Each of those players are, for the most part, untested in the regular season and could be a wildcard with a regular 82-game season on deck. Don’t be fooled by their inexperience, because these three could make the defense more dynamic than ever before.