Two of the biggest Bruins question marks heading into the season also happen to be two of the team’s biggest exclamation points.
Adam McQuaid (blood clot) and Nathan Horton (concussions) are skating into the shortened 2013 campaign with all eyes watching their every move. There’s no telling how each player will come out of the gates, but if they shoot out like Bruins fans know they can, they’ll be two key figures pushing the Black and Gold across the finish line.
McQuaid won’t be remembered as the most graceful defender and that’s exactly what Claude Julien wants out of him and what the City of Boston loves about him. One of the most physical players on the team’s roster, McQuaid’s presence on the blue line is going to be a key factor this year on Causeway Street. While Zdeno Chara and the rest of the B’s defenders know how to bring the pain, McQuaid’s nasty side and take-on-anyone/run-into-anything (that moves or doesn’t) mentality gives the Big Bad Bruins the edge. It’s the edge tha