Happy Holidays to the Fans
Can you believe we're already fast approaching the midway point of the season? That's right ... five games away. And for all of the early season success, and all of the early season standings watching, the Bruins need to get busy again.
I'll be pointing this out on television in the next week or so: The magic number to slip into the playoffs is 92 points. Sure it could swing a point or two in either direction, but generally in the Eastern Conference the last few years, the magic number is 92. That's the benchmark. In fact, last season, the 8th seed New York Islanders had 92 points.
What does this mean: It means the Bruins need to pick up six points in their next five games to be at that clip come the midway point. That'll put them at 46 points. Doable? Sure. They have Carolina and Atlanta on the road back to back, then Atlanta, Washington, and New Jersey at home. Even banged up, the B's should go 3-2 this next ten days.
Check out the Biscuit this week, with the story of the Bruins Foundation bike team in the PMC, and then the next two weeks after, Rubber Biscuit in Africa. It's an inspirational three week stretch. Enjoy. Good viewing and strong messages for kids by the way.
Meanwhile. Thanks for checking in here to the blog. Have a terrific Christmas and a healthy and happy start to 2008. All the best.