James Murphy: Olympics Will Help Americans Embrace NHL A lot has happened since the last time the Bruins took the ice — and the most memorable event was obviously the USA’s run at the gold medal in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

The Americans had to settle for the silver medal, but there was still plenty of good that came out of their success, including a renewed interest in hockey.

“I was upset that USA lost because I think it would’ve been even better [for the NHL] if it had won,” NESN insider James Murphy told John Chandler on Monday’s edition of SportsDesk. “It did a lot for USA hockey, I’m not going to kid myself there, but … I think it’s gotten a lot of people more psyched up for the stretch run in the NHL here, and I think they’re really going to embrace the NHL down the stretch.”

For more from Murph on whether David Krejci can sustain his pre-break hot streak and whether the Bruins will make a big move at the trade deadline, check out the video below.