Originally written on Days of Y'Orr  |  Last updated 10/29/14
The question is a simple one in theory, but the more you think about it, the more complex it becomes: Does the Boston Bruins philosophy work for you? Think about that for a moment. Take away the 2011 Stanley Cup Championship. Take away the playoff exit to Carolina, Philadelphia and Washington. Don't let emotions get in the way of your critical thinking. Erase any emotional and/or physical attachment you have to this group (or previous groups) of Boston Bruins and look at the actual philosophy behind the way the roster is constructed and how the team plays. Let's start with how they built their team on the ice. Under Claude Julien, the Bruins have become a more defensive-oriented team. They built this roster from the goalie outward and it is even more evident now looking at the injuries to guys like Marc Savard and Nathan Horton. Lately (and I mean this from 2006-present) Boston has not been afraid to throw large sacks of money at defensemen (Chara) or even potentially "...
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