The Puck Slides Smoothly in Boston
The Boston Bruins have all of the power in the NHL. Coming off of a Stanley Cup that brought the whole city of Boston together, it looks as if the Bruins are poised to make another run for the cup. The Bruins bring back many of their stars that lead them to the cup last season and some fans are even saying they have improved upon their roster. Keeping Zdeno Chara around makes the blue line the best in the NHL and having arguably the best goalie in the league in Tom Thomas, there is no reason to believe the Bruins are not going to make another cup run.
The team is just starting training camp and patiently awaiting for the NHL regular season puck to drop on October 6th against the Flyers. After the Bruins legendary cup run last season, the front office wasted no time and started resigning players and making a few improvements to the roster. The team has signed former first round pick Benoit Pouliot to a one-year contract and veteran defenseman Thomas Kaberle will be around for another season after acquiring him from Toronto in February. Both of these players will provide depth and more options for head coach Claude Julien. As many fans are aware of, the Bruins have arguably the best goaltending in the league. Last season’s Vezina Trophy winner and Stanley Cup MVP Tim Thomas was not slated to start before the season started. Tukka Rask was the projected starter, which shows just how good he is. Tim Thomas and Tukka Rask are both top goalies in the league and the Bruins were able to hang on to both of them.
With young talent in Tyler Seguin and veteran leadership on the blue line with Zdeno Chara and Thomas Kaberle, coach Julien looks like he is going to be making headlines again in the Eastern Conference.