If The Boston Bruins Want to Become Elite Again The Power Play Must Improve

December 15th, 2009 by Ryan Pickard Leave a reply »
We are now through the first 32 games of the season, or about 39 percent. The Boston Bruins currently sit in second place in the Northeast Division, four points behind the Buffalo Sabres, and are fifth in the Eastern Conference.

So far the season hasn't exactly been what Bruins fans expected. After finishing with the second most points last year (just one point behind the San Jose Sharks for the most in the league) and making it to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1999, hopes for this season were very high.

The Bruins team hadn't changed very much from last season. The key departure was Phil Kessel who was the leading scorer for the Bruins last year. The B's traded Kessel to Toronto for a 2009 first and second round draft pick and a 2010 first round draft pick.

Aside from that, this team was the same and looked like they were primed for a great season and deep playoff run. But the season didn't get off to such a hot start as they started out just 8-8-4.

Since that start, however, they have 8-2-2 to improve their record to 16-10-6.

There have been many different factors of prominence so far durin ...

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