Boston Bruins’ Grading with Some Tweet, Tweet Love

January 8th, 2010 by 4 Sport Boston Leave a reply »
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The Bruins played their 43rd game of the season on Thursday against Chicago in Boston, officially moving past the halfway point of the 2009-'10 season. As it stands right now, the Bs rank fifth in the Eastern Conference with 51 points.

They find themselves in second place in the Northeast Division, seven points behind the surprising Buffalo Sabres. While expectations were high for the Bruins heading into this campaign after a resurgent ’08-’09 season, injuries and a somewhat preordained lack of scoring have held the Black and Gold back.

Any team which plays the first half of its season without two-thirds of its top line is going to struggle, and that is what the Bruins did.

Removing Marc Savard from the Bruins’ lineup is like removing hair product from the Jersey Shore house. Sure, you have something there, but the sizzle and substance are gone.

Milan Lucic was expected to take on a big role up front for the Bruins and two injuries have limited him to just 10 games so far. Marco Sturm has picked up some of the slack and Mark Recchi, Blake Wheeler, and Michael Ryder have all p ...

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