Now that the 2018 – 2019 hockey season is underway we might finally be able to stop talking about the worst collapse in NHL history (I promise that will be the last time that I mention it). A new NHL season is upon us and the Bruins have finally given their fans a reason to look forward to a new season. Tyler Seguin. By adding Seguin the Bruins added a dynamic playmaker that also has scoring ability and will allow the Bruins to have 4 great centers to build the franchise around. That being said lets get into a full preview of our Boston Bruins.
Marc Savard, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin, Greg Campbell
The future of the Bruins at center is definitely bright considering that 3 of their best are 25 or younger. The biggest question here is the health of Marc Savard. The dynamic center is suffering the effects of post concussion syndrome and is currently out indefinitely. When he does return that will probably move Tyler Seguin to a wing but until he returns the Bruins will use Seguin as both a center and a winger which definitely fits his skill set well. Bergeron and Krejci will look to continue their strong play centering the top two lines until Savard returns. The pair will also provide firepower on the Power Play. Greg Campbell provides grit and strength and will be a great candidate to center the checking line with Danny Paille and Shawn Thornton.
Jordan Caron, Nathan Horton, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Danny Paille, Mark Recchi, Michael Ryder, Marco Sturm, Shawn Thornton, Blake Wheeler, Trent Whitfield
The Bruins are strong at wing as well, with a good mixture of shooting ability and gritty play. The biggest names here are Horton, Lucic, Recchi, Ryder, and Wheeler. After being acquired from Florida for Dennis Wideman (trying to fight back the urge to mention the 09-10 playoffs here) Nathan Horton hopefully will be the next coming of Cam Neely as his skill set matches the Bruins VP very well. Ryder will need to bounce back from a lackluster 09-10 and will hopefully get back to being the sniper he once was. Lucic will also be hoping to recover from an injury plaqued season and get back to his hard nosed grinder ways. Recchi is looking to lead the youth of Boston and has taken Tyler Seguin under his wing which is great for the future of the Bruins. Blake Wheeler will continue to improve and hopefully become the power forward that his size and skill calls for him to become. Jordan Caron is the youngest member of this group and I believe will challenge Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. This guy is the real deal with a great shot, great hands and the ability to make an immediate impact. Marco Strum is months away from returning from a major knee injury and will hopefully provide a scoring punch at the end of the season.