Written By: JCol32
Championships: 6 (1928-29, 1938-39, 1940-41, 1969-70, 1971-72, 2010-11)
2013 Prediction: Division Winner
An Original Six franchise, the Boston Bruins are the oldest team in the United States and the third oldest overall. They have won six Stanley Cup Championships, their most recent coming in 2010-11.
The Bruins will enter the 2013 shortened season with high hopes despite their early playoff exit in game 7 to the Washington Capitals a year ago. Tuukka Rask will take over for Tim Thomas in goal. There are a lot of questions surrounding this young fin but he has led a Bruins playoff run before. Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg are back to lead the Bruins defense along with youngster Dougie Hamilton who will be making his NHL debut. The Bruins young forward core from their championship two years ago is returning which includes that of Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton, David Krejci, Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand. These solid top two lines will help the Bruins be an elite team again this year.
How to Play as the Bruins:
With the Bruins balanced attack, try to alternate between their top two lines and you will surely have success. Don’t be afraid to take some chances because you have big Zdeno Chara and Tuukka Rask to back you up. On powerplays try to set up Big Z at the point with traffic in front.
Zdeno Chara, the Bruins captain and tallest player in the NHL, stands over 7 feet tall on skates.
Roster with Sortable Player Stats
OVR: Overall SNP: Sniper
SHT: Shooting TWF: Two Way Forward
PKS: Puck Skills PLY: Playmaker
SEN: Senses GRN: Grinder
SKT: Skating TGH: Tough
PHY: Physical PWF: Powerforward
DEF: Defense OFD: Offensive Defensemen
DFD: Defensive Defenseman TWD: Two-Way Defenseman