2010-11 NHL Season Preview: Boston Bruins

October 5th, 2010 by Benjamin Benya Leave a reply »
Key Additions

RW Nathan Horton, LW Gregory Campbell, D Nathan McIver

Key Subtractions

D Dennis Wideman, C Vladimir Sobotka

Things are tough all over for the Boston Bruins, a team looking to rebound from an embarrassing collapse in the Eastern Conference playoffs last year. The Bruins, who impressed many by disposing of division rival Buffalo in the quarterfinals, were themselves taken by storm after two separate 3-0 leads during the semis.

Boston’s offseason strategy, to get serious about offense and their window to win a Stanley Cup, was quite understated. The Bruins trade for Nathan Horton passed with little fanfare, and their incredible luck in drafting Tyler Seguin was overshadowed by Taylor Hall as the No. 1 selection.

Speaking of the Bruins offense, Marc Savard’s story has become one of the most pivotal to the success of the team. Initially, reports surfaced suggesting that Savard would be out for the season with post-concussion symptoms. Though the rumors were quickly dismissed, Savard’s absence during training camp and preseason only further fueled suspicion until it was confirmed that he would ...

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