Tuukka Rask, Dougie Hamilton Key Pieces for Bruins in Building Roster


Tuukka Rask, Dougie Hamilton Key Pieces for Bruins in Building RosterIt may be the offseason, but the Bruins are still keeping busy as they put together next year's team.

Free agent season is upon the NHL, new contracts are being signed every day and the two biggest stars on the market — Zach Parise and Ryan Suter — just inked new deals with the Minnesota Wild. While the Bruins made an offer for Parise, they have remained quiet on the free agent front — and they plan to stay that way.

Dougie Hamilton is expected to step up as the sixth defensemen, Tuukka Rask will be taking over between the pipes and the B's have plenty of young talent in the system. While fans aren't expecting any major moves, they are curious to see what sort of tweaks Peter Chiarelli will be making to the team.

NESN.com Bruins reporter Douglas Flynn took to Twitter on Thursday to answer your questions about who will backup Rask, which Bruins prospects can be expected to join the big club and how the B's rank compared to the rest of the league.

Fans joined the chat by using the hashtag #NESNlive. Check out the conversation below.

[View the story "Bruins Looking to Current Roster, Prospects to Round Out Next Year's Team" on Storify]

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