It took a long time for Bruins fans to get over the sting of last season's frustrating exit from the NHL playoffs, but hope lingered for the year ahead.

This season has presented the Bruins with more opportunities to help them with a deep playoff run. They still have the solid core of veterans that has several years of postseason experience under their belt, in addition to the talented group of newcomers that joined the team this season.

According to Andy Brickley, it's this combination that will help the Bruins play deeper into the playoffs this season. The dynamic that the new players, such as Brad Marchand and Greg Campbell, bring to a team that already boasted a skilled roster will help them cruise further into the postseason this year.

To hear more from Brick, check out the video above.