Commentary

'Tank' may not measure up to last year

Vezina winner's spell could wear off, but new blood waits in the wings

Originally Published: July 30, 2009
By Gabriel Desjardins & E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

Using the newly debuted projection system of Puck Prospectus, VUKOTA, Insider takes the temperature of players on every NHL team, checking in Thursday with the Bruins.

Summer Skate -- Boston Bruins


The Boston Bruins were the beasts of the East with the best regular-season record in 2008-09. With nearly the same core group of players, with the possible exception of Phil Kessel, the Bruins will attempt to put their second-round blunder against the Carolina Hurricanes behind them and take a step toward hoisting the Stanley Cup next June. If projections hold, they'll have the benefit of increased production from an oft-injured veteran ... even if a team pillar shows a few cracks.

To see which player could soar, which could sink and which could be a potential impact prospect, you must be an ESPN Insider.

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