8. Dennis Seidenberg
Arguably the Bruins best defender after Zdeno Chara, Seidenberg’s play has been critical in helping the Bruins make the deep postseason runs that they have had in recent years. The key to success in coach Claude Julien’s system is a strong defense that shuts down other teams scoring opportunities, and that is where Seidenberg succeeds.
After recording a plus-12 rating in the run to the Stanley Cup in 2011, Seidenberg had a tougher 2013 playoffs, seemingly losing a step and holding just a plus-1 rating. It will be important for Seidenberg to regain his 2011 postseason form if the Bruins want to make another deep playoff push in 2013-14.