Friday, January 13, 2012

Boston Bruins Looking to add to the championship trophies on our proverbial shelf

Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins have dominated since their atrocious play to start the season. There was no one person to blame, they were outplayed in every facet of the game on a nightly basis.However, the veterans kept things under control and the team responded by reeling off the longest winning streak of the season in the NHL. At this point there getting contributions from every line and with Tim Thomas playing at the highest level he has EVER played at I think they HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED the Stanley Cup Favorites. I know my money will be on the black and gold

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One area that has been a constant throughout the year is....goaltending. Whether Bruins coach Claude Julien goes with veteran and last year's winner of the Venza trophy or elects to start Tukka Rask, trying to find the balance, still keeping both guys sharp incase an injury situation occurs. Just recently Thomas needed a few games to get the proper treatment and lucky enough a situation that could put a team in a deep hole, Boston is able to put in a goalee that actually has an EVEN BETTER SAVE percentage. That's right.

 While Tim Thomas is having another monster statistical yaer, his future successor is already in the Bruins uniform and shouldn't even be a consideration to move. Coach Julien has rotated to perfection basically to this point, allowing his goalies enough rest that they dominate like no other teams pairing in the entire NHL. At the current pace they could end up as the best tandem of all-time in the history of the National Hockey League. Let that sink in a little and think back to all of the trade Raske, Cut Thomas, trade Thomas, stop rotating and just play Raske because Thomas is too old, play Thomas because Raske isn't ready yet etc etc. 

Here we all are a year later, older, smarter, wiser....and now all the talk is about taking the bruins to the next level and keeping the young pieces together like Tyler Seguin, Raske, and Hornton for years to come. Who knows, we could be watching.....THE NEXT DYNASTY IN BOSTON.


+Joshua Hastings