Originally written January 12, 2013 on BruinsLife:
After finishing first in the division last year with a 10 point lead over Ottawa is there any chance the Bruins fail to repeat as Northeast champs? Besides a slot up for grabs on the left wing of the third line and a new pair of defenseman at the end of the bench the Bruins skaters will look identical to last year.  Assuming Claude doesn’t get cute and try to mix things up off the get go the lines should look like this: First off is the Marchand, Bergy and Seguin line. After playing together last year this line combined for 186 points and combined plus minus rating of +101. This line will shine for the B’s this year and should produce the most points out of any line. Next is the Luch, Krejci and Horty line. Arguably the best second line in Hockey these guys will contribute just as much if not more than the top line. The third line will feature center Chris Kelly and right winger Rich Peverley. The vacant slot on the left wing will be up for grabs during the pre-season and could be s...
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