The one overriding theme for the Boston Bruins headed into a new hockey season is clear and unmistakable.
With the start of NHL training camp still one month away it’s all about inevitable change for the Black and Gold. A roster makeover is something Boston’s management held off on for as long as they could but ultimately they couldn’t dodge it with a dropping salary cap ceiling and a pressing need to upgrade their right wings.
The strict economic limitations of the lowered salary cap may only be for the first full season coming out of the lockout but that was enough to kick off some mutations to the team’s DNA.
The Bruins head into next season with four major contributors gone from their 2011 Stanley Cup team and will experience more roster alterations than at any other point over the last five years. The names and faces that are gone from the Bruins scene are still a little unsettling to think about for a team that hasn’t changed much at all.
Game 7 playoff hero Nathan Horton ...