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Boston Bruins v. Buffalo Sabres - 1/31/13 - Part III
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02-01-2013, 07:38 PM
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See, that's the irony. People assume I'm down on the team. Couldn't be further from the truth. I'm just saying that for the Bruins, the depth is what makes them elite, rather than having elite players. When they start losing guys on any line, it causes problems. The same can be said for every team of course, but the margin for error when you have a game breaker is greater. When you don't have a truly elite scorer and you lose depth, it just gets that much harder to win.
I think it's just coming to a point where that's not the case anymore. I think our top-six, while not the best in the NHL, is still AMONG the best. We back that up with great coaching/goaltending and Zdeno Chara - and all of the sudden we're Cup contenders.
We're missing a piece right now. Having Caron, Hamill, Sauve and Colborne as non-options to replace the fallen depth despite their respective draft positions is hurting us. We don't have the talent to pull up from Providence in an emergency.
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