So the NHL season is more than half over, and the Bruins sit
near the top of the Eastern Conference yet again. The B's have played some of
the most solid and complete hockey of any team in the NHL this year, resulting
in 43 points through 29 games played. Yet it can be argued that something is missing
from this team. Do they have a sniper that can bury the puck consistently as
the games wind down and points become more and more valuable?
The suggestion that the team needs an upgrade on their top
two lines is in no way a shot at the players that occupy those spots. The Seguin, Marchand Bergeron line is one of the most dominate and dynamic in the NHL, and certainly mixing
around those 3 would probably not be in the best interests of the team. However,
the 1st line for the team has not consistently played at a first line level
through almost 30 games. There are 19 games left in the year. David Kerjci, Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton sit at 24, 17, and 16 points, respectively. Lucic ...