The Random Guy Who Came For Christmas and Didn’t Stay Long
- Tampa Bay
Realistically, the only team the Bruins probably see from this group is Tampa. Christ, you think the Southeast division would give it a rest, but that disaster of a division is going to haunt us forever. Washington would have to get by Pittsburgh to see the Bruins in round 3, and while that’s not crazy to think, as a Bruins fan you shouldn’t be afraid of them. At 97 goals against through 33 games, they’ll have to clean it up. Tampa has a lot of proving to do, goaltending, Stamkos’ status, St. Louis’ stamina, and the blue line. It will be interesting to see what Steve Yzerman does at the deadline with the Bolts. Not to mention, he has his work cut out for him in the next few months with Team Canada. Oh, don’t lose any sleep over Carolina guys. Really, just don’t.
Old Friends, New Friends
In 2011 I thought the absolute worst thing in the world for the Bruins was playing Montreal in the first round. Better yet, I thought it was even worse they went to Game 7. To put things even more blunt, when Boston and Montreal went to OT of Game 7 I would have put everything I owned on the Bruins not making the cup, let alone winning it. That’s why I’m writing this from under an overpass. You get the point. Playing a team like Montreal will take a toll on the Bruins, but chances are they will have to get by one, or both of these teams. Detroit’s a mix of savvy old vets, and young guys full of piss and vinegar. I don’t think Detroit can match Boston’s toughness or physicality, a casualty of moving from West to East and into a black & blue division.
When you went to go Unwrap it and already knew what it Was
It’s always been Pittsburgh. It’s going to be a bitch. If you think this is what it’s going to be like, then think again. It is only fair that for these two franchises to get to see each other again to represent the East in the cup. Pittsburgh should get there, and Boston is the favorite to. It will be a longer series than last year, Sid and Malkin won’t be putting up donuts. The ball is in these two teams’ courts to give the hockey world this series again, but will any of the teams above have anything to say about it?