The team will look much like this past year's, except that former third-overall pick Nathan Horton and 2010 second-overall pick Tyler Seguin are now on the squad. These two should help give the Bruins the offensive boost that they are clearly in need of, as the Bs finished last season with just 206 goals, the worst in the Eastern Conference and only two better than Calgary's 2004 for worst in the NHL. Now, with Marc Savard potentially missing an extended portion of the season, even more pressure will be on Horton, Seguin, and the offense which underachieved in 2009-10 to put points on board.
The team, though, will benefit from experience and stability, and the defense and goaltending will be predictably solid. Tuukka Rask has more time between the posts under his belt, the players are hungry after last year's playoff exit, and Patrice Bergeron's and Zdeno Chara's contract situations have been resolved.
In fact, the biggest problem facing the Bruins this coming season may be the competition. Pittsburgh, Washington, Philadelphia and New Jersey are still around, and that's just the Eastern Conference.
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