The Boston Bruins had their ups and downs in the 2017-2018 season, but fans should be excited for what the future holds.
The season may have ended sooner than Boston Bruins fans may have expected, but it’s hard to say that it wasn’t a success.
Starting off the season there was a lot of questions. How would 40-year-old Zdeno Chara perform? Can Charlie McAvoy continue to play well after his great start in the previous year’s playoffs? Then finally how will these young guys perform?
The Bruins weren’t exactly looked at as a good team. This year was expected to be a rebuilding one for the Bruins. Just look at their roster they had a large number of rookies. 6 of the Bruins main starters were rookies, and McAvoy and David Pastrnak were 20 and 21 (Pasta is turning 22 at the end of the month).
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This is one of the youngest teams the Bruins had in a while.
Early on in the season the Bruins had to deal with a ton of injuries. Patrice Bergeron missed the first month of the season. Also, Adam McQuaid ended up being injured for the majority of the season. Then David Backes got diverticulitis and missed some time, and the Bruins lost one of their young rookies (Anders Bjork)
The Bruins still had a decent start to their season. They went 4-3-3 in October and were finding ways to win without some of their best players.