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Bruins Week in Review — Columbus Day edition

The Bruins floundered this week

The Bruins floundered this week

Five games into the 2009/10 season, the Bruins have certainly not played up to expectations.

Having given up 19 goals over that span and looking more listless with every shift, the Bruins look like a team with an undue sense of entitlement; pre-season press predictions of a Stanley Cup Finals appearance seem to have undermined Boston’s sense of self.

There have been glimpses of the dominant team that accrued 116 points last season; Continue reading

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Bruins Week in Review 10/04/09

Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic

With the new slogan for the 2009/10 season, “Big and Bad are Back”, the Bruins gave their marketing department cause for concern opening night by portraying only one part of that slogan with a downright depressing 4-1 loss on Thursday night to the Washington Capitals.

From my seat in section 320, the Bruins appeared to have the jump on Washington for the first 10 minutes, but whatever pre-game adrenaline had been coursing through the veins of last season’s Eastern Conference Regular Season champions quickly faded. After Boston had a goal disallowed on quick whistle, the wheels simply came off. Continue reading

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