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Expectations and Projections: Bruins Need Strong Offensive Start to Season

As one of the most prestigious teams in the entire National Hockey League suits up for the upcoming 2022-23 season, it has been identified that offense will drive the Bruins to victory. The Bruins are no-stranger to the offensive game, as the team was built around their offensive core along with other capable veterans.  Offense will be the one area of the game that you will count on from the Boston Bruins. With the likes of Brad Marchand, and potentially even Taylor Hall on the injured list to start the season, other names will have a greater opportunity to play more minutes. For example, Pavel Zacha and Jake DeBrusk. Boston's second-line is expected to be the difference maker. When Taylor Hall is fully-healthy, Boston possesses one of the best, if not the greatest second line in the entire league. David Krejci is back in Boston, and will act as a playmaker towards sniper David Pastrnak, and goal-scorer Taylor Hall. The Bruins will also look for additional secondary scoring from th

Grading Boston Bruins Players by Season Performance

The Boston Bruins had a disappointing ending to their 2021-22 season. After finishing in the top wildcard spot, Boston was eventually dismantled by the Carolina Hurricanes. Now that all the dust has settled, let's grade the Bruins players season! #63 - Brad Marchand (A) Brad Marchand was once again Boston's leading scorer. The pesky winger put up 32 goals and 48 assists , for 80 points in just 70 games. Marchand had a hot start to the 2021-22 season, poised to break the 100 point margin. Over the course of the season, Marchand's scoring dried up, although he finished with an over a point -per-game average. The one downside to Marchand's game would be the poor discipline he showed. The Halifax native was suspended for six games after getting into an altercation with Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry.  #73 - Charlie McAvoy (A) McAvoy showed substantial growth in his offensive ability and proved to be Boston's quarterback. The former first-round pick recorde