The Bruins kick off the 2010-11 season with a week of captains’ practices at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., starting on Tuesday — the first of many exciting days ahead for fans of the Black and Gold.
While the B’s may have a few question marks heading into the campaign after their early exit in last spring’s postseason run, many fans are wondering if the offense can get back to its high-flying ways two years ago.
Last season, centers Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci each notched 52 points to lead the way. Zdeno Chara (44 points) edged out Mark Recchi by a point while Blake Wheeler rounded out the Top 5 with 38 points.
The addition of Nathan Horton offers the B’s attack a 30-goal scorer. Flanking Boston’s playmaking centers will only improve Horton’s production as the 25-year-old winger can easily reach the 70-point plateau for the first time in his seven-year career witch such a strong supporting cast. Rookie center/winger Tyler Seguin clearly has the goods to contribute, but it’s too early to tell how the youngster’s game will translate in the NHL.