Originally written on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 2/20/13
While the Bruins season is off to about as good of a start as we could have hoped, it is worth taking a quick look ahead to this off-season when a number of key members of the current squad are set to become free agents. The big names on this list are Andrew Ference, Nathan Horton, Anthon Khudobin, Lane MacDermid, and Tuuka Rask. All are important pieces of the current team, and Peter Chiarelli will certainly have his hands full with tough decisions once the Bruins season comes to an end (hopefully with another cup). I think the one "untouchable" here is Rask. Both Chiarelli and Cam Neely have made it explicitly clear over the past few years that Rask is the future of the franchise in net, and while he has had a few shaky performances, he appears to be capable of that task, so long as he can stay healthy. Furthermore, his back-up Khudobin has been solid so far, which was a big question mark coming into the year. If I had to make a prediction now, I would say the youthful Rask/Khu...
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