News Article: THN: NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division - No. 1 Boston Bruins

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  1. Neely2005

    Neely2005 Grey Cup Champions

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    You can tell who ever wrote that article hated the Seguin trade.
     
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    I thought it was a very fair assessment. If the chips fall where the front office expects them to this year, we are a better team than we were last year:

    Eriksson > Seguin (for now)
    Iginla > Jagr
    Youth on the blueline ~= aging vets
    Youth up front < loss of Horton and Pevs

    I agree with the writer on the Seguin deal, namely that the bruins have to win in the next 1 to 3 years while they're still winning that deal, because after that Seguin will likely be the better player. If they don't "win now" with Eriksson, the trade will be a loss.
     
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    I don't know. I think he was just pointing out what everyone already knows and has been acknowledged ad nauseum in this very forum. Sequin has a big upside but is still quite immature. Eriksson is still a bit of a question mark though he is more seasoned than Seguin. Nothing out of the ordinary there, and certainly nothing derogatory. I think the writer's tone is pretty neutral. He's just stating the facts.
     
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    Mione134 Queen in the North

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    He's right about Seguin though. The next couple of years will be telling. The fact is, Tyler will most likely excel in a place where its mostly offense first, rather than defence like it was here. Uptempo play suits him. It was only a matter of time before they realized his style doesn't fit ours, same with Kessel. Its unfortunate, but thats our system, and to win now with our window with Chara, you had to take advantage of it.


    However, this writer is drinking some serious koolaide because Dogman? Really? :laugh:
     
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    I am positive this team won't notice Daugavins out of the line up.

    I think this team will miss Ference's leadership and likely Seguin's speed.

    I think Iginla is better than Horton.

    I think the Bruins are sitting in a pretty nice place right now but I generally hate pre season predictions. In think the new Atlantic is going to be tough-at least Boston, Detroit and Ottawa with Leafs and Habs nipping at their heels.
     
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    He certainly has a quicker release.
     
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    I don't think they need to absolutely win a Cup, just being in position to win it would be fine for me.

    As big of a risk as this trade was, keeping Seguin would've been a risk as well based on the off ice stuff we heard about long before the trade. Bruins brass made a unanimous decision back before the trade deadline that Seguin wasn't a proper fit for this team...that's enough for me.
     
  10. Bruinswillwin77

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    192 more hours till the first game?
     
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    I actually picked up the magazine for my hockey pool.

    In it Boston is ranked 3rd overall in the Center, Winger and Defense and 8th in goal.

    But what I found most interesting was the point % each team has against each other in the new Atlantic Division since 2005-06.

    Overall Boston has a .582 winning %, but the only team in the division that has a winning percentage against the Red Wings is the Maple Leafs at .667%.

    Boston is at .357 and MTL,FLA are .417 and BUF and OTT are .333 and Tampa is 0.
     
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    Great so when Leafs fans see that little statistic we get to hear about how they're winning the Atlantic..
     
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    Detroit has a very incompatible playing style from many teams and it's hard to match up against. Not that they are better (the Bruins are definitely the better team) but it's hard to squish a soft bug that always runs away quickly.
     
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    I don't know if we finish first. I really like the team Ottawa has assembled. We should be one of the 4 teams in the division playing in the post season and we have a real shot at another cup this year.

    I think the most interesting team right now is Detroit. Every team in our division over the past 4 years has made an effort to get tougher in order to compete with the Bruins. Looking around the competitive teams in the division, that team is going to have to answer some big questions before too long. There will come a game when tempers get heated, and I don't think Detroit has an answer for that against a team like Toronto, Boston, or Buff.
     
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    Best Bruns team on paper the past thirty years IMO. Their top 6 is filthy.
     
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    I agree. add in one of if not the best 4th line in the game and Kelly on your thrid line. This team on paper is great.

    is it game time yet

    drop the puck already.
     
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    Seeing the Pens fail time and time again makes me dread/hate the "GREAT TEAM ON PAPER" phrase lol.
     
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    Ron Quixote Bring all the lovers to the fold...

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    THN? Bruins are screwed...

    Stay healthy, get some bounces, and show up at the dance with a snarl.
     
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    Ottawa is no threat to Boston, their 2nd line consists of Turris, MacArthur and a player to be named, that just dosen't get it done. Detroit will be our toughest competition.
     
  20. Boston-Detroit and Ottawa way back then the bottom feeders from toronto and montreal
     
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    That's what I'm most interested in seeing with Detroit coming over: will Detroit conform in order to compete in the division that the Bruin's success has helped shape, or will Detroit impose its will on the rest of the division and force the other teams to adapt?

    My picks for the division would be:

    Boston
    Detroit
    Toronto
    Ottawa

    Montreal
    Tampa
    Florida
    Buffalo
     
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    Agreed. Let's hope they're also the best team on the ice by the end of the season.
     
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    Anyone else wonder about this line: "
    

PERIPHERAL PREDICTION: Pittsburgh makes it further in the playoffs…only because Jarome Iginla ended up with the Bruins.

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    yup.
    i said i think this is gonna be like the 08-09 season.
    lots of blowout wins.
    i just hope they dont bail in the 2nd round like 09 though.
     
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    ottawa will be tough.
    i think its gonna be between us and them for the division. i think ottawa has the best coach in the league. very well coached.

    I think det is gonna have a hard time playing the physical teams in the east.
     

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