by Jeremy Gross on Friday, November 8th, 2013
Just thirteen games into the regular season, the Boston Bruins have 8 wins and 6 losses, which pits them in fourth place of the extremely tough and talented Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Over the course of the offseason, the Bruins have made several significant changes to their roster, including the addition of rookies Jarome Iginla and Louis Errikson. In his first 13 games with the Bruins, Iginla has racked up a total of nine points, with 3 goals and six assists, proving that he is both a talented individual and a team player.
Due to a concussion sustained from a collision with the Buffalo Sabres’ monster forward John Scott, Louis Errikson has missed five games already this season. However, in the eight games he played for the Bruins, Errikson managed to score two goals, and get one assist. While the B’s offseason acquisitions have proved to be beneficial for the organization thus far, the star of the team this year isn’t a new member, but rather a seven year veteran of the team and a fan favorite, Milan Lucic. While many know Lucic for his gritty, blue-collar style of play (inspiring the wildly popular “Lucic Fight Club” t-shirts), Lucic has proved his worth, leading the team with 12 points in 13 games. His six goals and six assists and his plus/minus rating of 7 show that he makes good things happen for his when he is on the ice. Lucic is considered by many to be one of the league’s best forwards mainly because of his ability to deliver bone-crushing checks, overpower his opponents in battles for the puck, and drive to the goal. Lucic is clearly one of the team’s assets, having taken at least 20 shifts per game and played anywhere from 16 to 20 minutes per game in his last five games.
After reaching the Stanley Cup Finals last year, the Bruins are not delivering the dominance that Boston fans and analysts expected. Nevertheless, these games are just the beginning of what could become yet another historic season for the Boston Bruins.
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