Why the Boston Bruins Are Primed for an Upswing in the Second Half of 2009-10

March 1st, 2010 by Joe Albert Leave a reply »
As the Olympics wrap up and the NHL season gets back in gear, the Boston Bruins are looking forward to getting back on the ice.

With Team USA losing to Canada, what better way to start the second part of the season than with back-to-back home games against the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs?

Anybody that follows hockey knows the Canadiens and Bruins are sworn enemies. As two of the "Original Six" teams, they have a long history of hatred for each other and have no problem showing it. Virtually every game consists of at least one fight and is very chippy from start to finish.

The Maple Leafs and the Bruins made a trade before the start of this season with the Bruins sending Phil Kessel to Toronto for a first-round and a second-round pick in the 2010 draft and a first-rounder in the 2011 draft.

Boston and Kessel did not end their time together on the best of terms, and some players remaining on the Bruins feel Kessel didn't believe the team was good enough, so there is a little chip on some of their shoulders. Not to mention the Bruins can help their future by beating Toronto; the more losses the Leafs have, the higher the ...

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