Found March 15, 2013 on NESN.com:
With the Boston Bruins wrapping up their 24th game of the season on Tuesday, every team in the NHL has now reached or passed the halfway point of the 2013 NHL season. That means it’s time for a little reflection. Let’s have a look and see what teams have surprised us, what teams have disappointed us and what’s gone according to plan. The Canadiens and Blackhawks are both atop their respective conferences and both have surprised in their own ways. The Canadiens were the worst team in the Eastern Conference last season and although they didn’t make any major offseason roster changes, they now find themselves in first place after an incredible turnaround. They were a preseason long shot to win the Stanley Cup, but now they’re just at 14-1 on the NHL futures at Bovada and only two teams — Boston and Pittsburgh — have shorter odds. The Blackhawks have been quite impressive in their own right. More people would have believed that they would be in first place at this time, but nobody fores...
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