Boston Bruins Strong, But Are They Strong Enough?

Posted: 17th September 2009 by Jonathan Fucile in NHL
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After surprising every expert and hockey pundit and finishing first in the Eastern Conference, and just one win away from a President’s Trophy, the Bruins enter this coming season with perhaps even higher expectations after a disappointing Game Seven loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the Conference quarterfinals. Heading into the season there are still a few potential issues the team needs to address.   1) The Penalty Kill After finishing 28th in the league on the PK during the 2007-2008 season, the Bruins improved to 11th in the league with an 82.4% kill during the 2008-2009 season. A huge part of their PK success was due to P.J. Axelsson, and to a lesser degree Stephane Yelle. Neither was re-signed (Yelle went to Carolina, Axelsson returned to Sweden). Axelsson was never an o ...

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