Bruins Growling….Is Anyone Listening?
Is it just me or has everyone totally disregarded the push that the B’s have been making the past few weeks….
All this crap about the “Leafs are this, the Leafs are that”….”Flyers are gonna get this…” “Sens are contenders….” it appears that everyone has totally ignored the fact that the B’s are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and are serious threats for top spot in the Eastern Conference right now. Not to mention that the spoked B’s were as many at 11 points out of top spot in the East, and are now sit only 3 points out.
Over their last 18 games, the Bruins have only lost 3 games…and the funny thing is…some of their big guns weren’t firing on all cylinders during this stretch.
It has only been the last couple weeks that guys like Murray, Samsonov, Thornton etc have turned it up a notch and are beginning to put up big numbers.
Not to mention that the B’s may have one of the best young nucleas’ in the NHL right now.
Raycroft has been nothing short of awesome and is my early pick for rookie of the year… 1.90 GAA and 0.932 SvPct (I know Habs fans are pulling for Ryder, but I think playing goal is a bit more difficult of a position to play.)
Not to mention young guns like Patrice Bergeron, Nick Boynton, Shaone Morrisonn…all of which are under 25 years old and all playing well right now.
All I can say is that if this team really begins firing on all cylinders they can really sneak up on a few teams in the playoffs and do some damage…not to mention when they get healthy too. See Green, McGillis, Moran, McCarthy (Depth players)
I am not saying that this is the year for the Bruins, but I do think that they deserve some respect for the great job that they have been doing over the past month or so.
If O’C can pick up a solid 2-way defenseman (He stole Slegr..he’s been awesome) and maybe another 2nd or 3rd line scorer..this team will cause problems in the playoffs for opposing teams.