The notion of change kicked in early for the Bruins after their disappointing exit from the 2010 playoffs. After Cam Neely stepped into the presidential role on June 16, he and team GM Peter Chiarelli began reconstructing the team that would put their Stanley Cup dreams into motion.
There are quite a few new faces donning the black and gold this season, but which newcomer has made the greatest impact on the Bruins red-hot start this season?
Probably the most talked-about move of the summer was the Bruins first round draft pick. You all know his name — it's the rookie phenom out of Toronto, Tyler Seguin. Luckily for the Bruins, Seguin has flourished under the spotlight in Boston. He's already notched five points on the season (3G, 2A) and has been made a permanent resident in the Boston organization. Look out folks, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli says they haven't even scratched the surface with this kid yet.
Then there's the other rookie who's risen from the development camps, 2009 first rounder Jordan Caron. While Seguin has bloomed in the spotlight, Caron has done just as well in his shadows, but he hasn't been far behind. Scoring his first NHL goal against one of the game's best, Martin Brodeur, was just the start for Caron and he's definitely proving himself worthy of the ice time that's been given to him.
Coming in from the swamps of Florida is skilled forward Nathan Horton. Situated on the top line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic, Horton has already settled in on the B's offense. Already leading the team in points, Horton proved right away that the trip up to Boston was the right one, and he absolutely loves playing in a hockey town.
Joining Horton in the journey up north was fellow forward Gregory Campbell. While his offensive contributions haven't been as notable as Horton's, Campbell 's contributions on the fourth line have not gone unnoticed by head coach Claude Julien. As an added bonus, Campbell is never afraid to drop the gloves at any given time and has already recorded 26 PIMs this season.
Times they are a changin' in Boston, but from the looks of it, change is good.
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