Hockey is back, and the season will be starting up before you know it. The biggest questions now are all related to the on-ice product, which is a breath of fresh air for hockey fans tired of hearing about labor negotiations.

So how will the Bruins fare coming out of the lockout? Well, while some teams might suffer some ill effects of the layoff, NESN’s Andy Brickley thinks the B’s might actually have a leg up on the competition.

Since the Bruins have so much depth, rolling four lines deep, the B’s shouldn’t have any problem getting their legs under them to start the season. Plus, Boston had a number of players play overseas during the lockout, so there shouldn’t be much rust when the puck is finally dropped.

Brickley said B’s fans should be excited about their team’s chances this year, as the core of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion squad is still very much intact, and Boston is hungry for a return to glory.

Check out the video above to hear more from Brick.