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04-04-2004, 10:02 PM
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cneely
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Originally Posted by jcpenny
The bruins are not that much different from 2 years ago:
new guys:

Nylander-Stumpel
Gonchar-Mclaren
Bergeron-Guerin
Raycroft........lets not mention it

The bruins have a similar team from 2 ago except for these guys,the only guy that could make a real difference is raycroft. Cuz when i look at it we beat the bruins with a much lesser team and its not even funny. The bruins should have been so ashamed of this when i review this:

Petrov-Kovalev
Gilmour-Ribs
Kilger-Ryder
Dackell-Bulis
-Sundstrom, Bégin,Dowd, Ward

All of these guys werent playing, we should give a better opposition than two years ago even though we won.

I keep reading how the Bruins haven't changed much, and while this is true personnel wise, the core of our team is getting more mature and has much more experience. Thornton and Samsonov were only 22 (!!) last time we played. And Boynton was only 23. With a couple of years has come vast improvement.

Boynton at 25 >> Boynton at 23
Thornton at 24 >> Thornton at 22
Samsonov at 24 >> Samsonov at 22
Gill at 26 >>>> Gill at 24
Gonchar > McLaren
Slegr > Sean Brown
Raycroft >>> Dafoe
Green >>>> PJ Stock
Nylander > Stumpel
Bergeron < Geurin

Significant improvement at 9 important positions. The Habs have improved greatly as well. This should be a very entertaining series.