Originally posted on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 9/10/13
Another New England summer is grinding itself down to a bittersweet end. Heralded in by the steady dissipation of homicidal thoughts swirling around my head while driving south on route 3 on a Friday afternoon, the arrival of Sam Adams "Octoberfest" (Really, Jim? August? Really?), and my father cursing at Tom Brady in the kitchen; Autumn has arrived. But, for yours truly, I won't be able to stop adding smiley-face stickers and pressed flowers in my summer 2013 scrapbook until 7:00 post meridiem, eastern-standard time, October 3. That very evening Zdeno Chara and Bruins of Boston, Massachusetts will begin the 2013-2014 season against Martin St. Louis and the Lightning of Tampa Bay, Florida. Following some pretty substantial off-season moves, here are my line projections for opening night:#17 Milan Lucic --- #46 David Krecji --- #12 Jarome Iginla#63 Brad Marchand --- #37 Patrice Bergeron --- #21 Loui Eriksson#34 Carl Soderberg --- #23 Chris Kelly --- #38 Jordan Caron#20 Daniel Paille ...
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