With the 2016-2017 NHL season finished, it is time to look ahead to next season.  With the expansion draft coming, along with the NHL Entry Draft, major changes could be coming for a handful of teams throughout the league. The Boston Bruins, who made the playoffs for the first time since 2014, will look to take another step forward under head coach Bruce Cassidy.  Cassidy, who replaced Claude Julien, turned the Bruins into a team that used speed and skill, and it worked.  Even though the B’s lost in Round 1 against the Ottawa Senators in six games, this season was a sign of great things to come. The Bruins will return with a relatively similar team this upcoming fall.  With Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and David Backes leading the way offensively, the Bruins will continue to play a high tempo game. Charlie McAvoy will take a big step next season, as he is expected to be a regular defenseman in the lineup.  McAvoy’s offensive instincts will contribute to the transition game,

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