The Athletic - Boston 2019 NHL farm system rankings: No. 29 Boston Bruins

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  1. Glove Malfunction

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    That's a really good way to look at it Lou. The bolded is really important in this discussion as well.
     
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    That's probably true - and to some extent I get it. When you only have one first round pick, it's in the 20s and your prospect pool is meh I understand gravitating towards a sure bet. You don't get Pastrnak's every day. But at the same time now we're in the position where I feel we have prospects who could benefit from some time on the 4th line but there isn't really a spot for them since we've acquired some fantastic fourth liners through trades (kuraly, wagner, nordstrom).

    I feel like this year is going to be a huge test. Probably Chara's last year - guys like Bergeron and Krejci are getting older with no one promising to replace them. I'm confident you can extend this window if you really want to but how competitive will be really be and is it worth it? Do you take a step back at the end of year and go for a mini retool like post 2014 which basically guarantees you won't be competing for a cup until Marchand/Bergeron/Krejci (if he's even still here) are in their mid to late thirties? Or do you try and push through and maybe win a cup but also maybe have absolutely nothing in the cupboard in a few years and an aging, mediocre team?

    Ideally we win the cup for real this time and who the **** cares we won the cup.

    God...game 7 hurts me so damn much.
     
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