Over the past twenty years, the Bruins have had three captains: Joe Thornton, Zdeno Chara, and Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron officially announced his retirement from the NHL on July 25 after 19 seasons in Boston. A mere 20 days later, long-time alternate captain, David Krejci, announced his retirement as well. With two leaders in the locker room stepping away, this leads fans and general management to ask who will be next to carry the ‘C’?
Game 6 should not have been possible. The Panthers should be packing their things to return to Florida but the Bruins shouldn’t be going with them. The regular season powerhouse B’s have made costly mistakes that have extended this series one or two games longer than it should be. There are certain aspects of their game that need adjusting in order to prevent the President’s Trophy curse.
With the NHL trade deadline less than two months away, it’s never too early to scout potential pieces to this contending Bruins team. As of today, the Bruins are currently leading the NHL in the standings with a solid 11-point cushion separating them from the Carolina Hurricanes. Dominating the regular season is great but none of it matters if the team doesn’t succeed in the postseason. Just ask Toronto Maple Leafs fans.
When you’re second in the league standings, it’s okay to eat a loss every now and then. Tonight’s heavyweight matchup between the Vegas Golden Knights, third in league standings, and the Boston Bruins lived up to the expectations. The Bruins’ three-game win streak and 14-game home streak ends as they lost in a shootout. However, this game had more meaning.