2008/09 Boston Bruins Season Preview
3. Boston Bruins Season Preview
Not much has been said of the Bruins this year, but I don’t think their team is all that bad.
Up front their top 6 forwards have some promise with Marc Savard, Patrice Bergeron, Phil Kessel, Michael Ryder and Marco Sturm. Milan Lucic will look to improve from a good rookie season and Blake Wheeler will look to contribute consistantly and have a good rookie season himself. Stephane Yelle was a great pickup for their bottom 6 and will greatly help with faceoffs and penalty kill.
The Bruins are lead on defence by their captain Zdeno Chara. Aaron Ward will look to have a better season and Andrew Ference adds some stability and toughness. Young guys Dennis Wideman and Mark Stuart will look to make improvements on last year and Shane Hnidy and Andrew Alberts will add some depth.
In net they have a good tandem of Manny Fernandez and Tim Thomas.
Other than Chara, the Bruins don’t have any names that jump out at you, but they play well together as a team and I’m looking for them to continue that trend this year.