As the season finally opens up tomorrow night against the Winnipeg Jets at home in the TD Garden the Bruins are preparing all of their weapons. Among many players that will make a deep impact on the game and the team in general, there stand David Krejci. A veteran of the “Bruising Bruins”, Krejci is a leader and one of the best in the league and is the focus of the franchise. With recent trades and new faces wearing the black and gold, Krejci stands as the symbol for hope and should prove to succeed regardless of line changes and adversity.
As I discussed in a previous post, the Bruins have lost some of their major talent, but gained some new talent in exchange. As you know Milan Lucic, Reilly Smith, Carl Soderberg, Gregory Campbell, and Daniel Paille were traded for new-comers Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, Joonas Kemppainen, Zac Rinaldo, and Tyler Randell. These changes no doubt upset a lot of Bruins fans and can be seen as a risky gamble by the Bruins front office, but only time will tell if Claude Julien can whip these newbies into shape.
Below you will see the brand new on-ice lines as they were recently released. You’ll notice a fair amount of spread out veterans playing with the new players aside from the second line, which is poised to continue their dominating impact this season
- First Line: Matt Beleskey, David Krejci, and David Pastrnak
- Second Line: Brand Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson
- Third Line: Jimmy Hayes, Ryan Spooner, Brett Connolly
- Fourth Line: Chris Kelly, Joonas Kemppainen, and Zac Rinaldo (with Tyler Randell as 13th man)
I am very much looking forward to the season starting tomorrow and watching the game with my family. I am also anticipating the craziness yet exciting future of the new team and how they will work together. Lets bring the cup back to Boston!