Re: Bruins: 12-13 vs 13-14
posted at 9/14/2013 7:21 PM EDT
In response to Bruinfaninnewjersey's comment:
I don't know if I agree...
Iginla didn't look so good against us, and he's almost 10 years older than Horton.
I due agree Eriksson is an upgrade over Seguin (at least for the foreseeable future.)
Ference was a warrior and I will miss him.
A lot of ??? surrounding Soderberg, Krug, Bart, Caron and the rest of the kids.
But the health of Chara, Bergeron, Seides and Campbell will determine how far we go this year.
Yes, there are a lot of question marks surrounding Soderberg etc.
But, Soderberg took off weight and gained muscle over the summer, if anything he will be better than he was last season.
Krug - he's the one I'm most worried about, they might figure him out totally and visions of Blane Lacher come to mind. Bart should be fine and Hamilton has had an important year of seasoning. The defense, in general I'm fine with them. I think Ference is easily replaced, it was his off ice leadership that will be missed. However, the defense in general, no worries.
We agree on Eriksson, but I think Eriksson will be a LOT better than Seguin, making up the difference between Iginla and Horton.
Iginla. More durable than Horton. Recall how Horton fought Iginla and missed a lot of time. And the Bruins shut down the entire Penguins team, not just Iginla. I would argue that Iginla had the best scoring opportunities of any of the Penguins. Certainly the Bruins will get more out of Iginla than the Pens IMO. In the playoffs Horton had 19 pts in 22 games, Iginla had 12 pts in only 15 games - those numbers are reasonably comparable.