NHL 2009-10 Preview: Northeast Division

Posted: 20th September 2009 by Alan Bass in NHL
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Boston Bruins Plus: 1. Offensive Depth: With impact players on their first, second, and third lines, the B’s are one of the deepest offensive teams in the league.  Devoid of superstars up front, the Bruins are able to make up for it by having numerous scoring lines.  Key stat: The Bruins had seven players with 20-plus goals. 2. Coaching: One of the best coaches in the league in Jack Adams Trophy winner Claude Julien returns behind the Boston bench for the third year.  With Julien running the show, expect the Bruins to be competitive every night.  Key stat: Claude Julien averages more than 100 points per season in his last four full seasons behind an NHL bench. Minus: 1. No cap space: This doesn’t always prove to be a problem, but around the trade deadline it ...

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