The Bruins may as well get everything out of their system before rather than later.

The real hockey begins Jan. 15. This is when a team starts to show that it is interested or not.

Defensively, the Bruins are amongst the top of the league. They have the system down pat. Now it is time for the forwards to show their stuff.

One thing we know for sure is that, at this point, they can play with any team in the league. It is onward and upward from here.