Boston Bruins: 5 things to watch for in 2019 Winter Classic

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 01: Boston Bruins fans cheer in the game against the Montreal Canadiens during the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 01: Boston Bruins fans cheer in the game against the Montreal Canadiens during the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) /
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LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 19: Head coach Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

3. Who will Bruce Cassidy start?

There isn’t a ton to complain about when you look at the Bruins projected starting lineup, but there are some things that seem to make you a little nervous.

The first thing is that Bruce Cassidy is splitting up the 4th line. Sean Kuraly, Chris Wagner, and Noel Acciari were made to play with one another. There is no reason to take out Acciari and insert Danton Heinen.

Heinen is already struggling. There is no way he somehow improves by playing with Kuraly and Acciari. Heinen needs skill players around him to put him in good opportunities to score.

Speaking of Noel Acciari, because of the way the lines are set up it is either him or Ryan Donato playing. Bruce Cassidy better make the right decision. The Bruins need scoring and they won’t get that from Acciari. If Acciari plays over Donato I will not be a happy camper.