Dennis Wideman did not have an excellent season — that’s, of course, an understatement — but the booing sent his way was likely a signal of fans’ frustration with the entire team. Regardless of the reason behind the boos, Wideman stuck with it and finished the season on a five-game point streak.
NESN color analyst Andy Brickley thinks that was an encouraging sign.
“Wideman elevated his game, played much better, and I think he will be one of the keys to Boston’s improved offense this series,” Brickley told Tom Caron on Thursday.
Brick also added that goals late in the season for Michael Ryder, Marco Sturm and Blake Wheeler could serve as confidence builders for the forwards, and as a result, David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron can be free to distribute the puck at will.
“They will deliver,” Brickley said of Krejci and Bergeron. “I think they will do their jobs and be very good in getting it to the hands of the players that need to score.”
Watch Brickley’s thoughts on the series below.
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