Depth chart

Now that the training camp roster has been released, we can take an informal look at how the Bruins’ organizational depth chart might shape up. This will be a good tool to see where the Bruins are deep and where they might need some help in the future.

Please note that line combinations and defensive pairings are approximations. For this model, we’ve used only the players who will be present in camp. We’ll incorporate collegians such as Joe Colborne and Tommy Cross into another chart. Also, the camp invites are not included.

Feel free to make your modifications below. This is just one take at an exercise that could see hundreds of permutations.

Milan Lucic
Marc Savard
Michael Ryder
Matt Marquardt
Zach Hamill
Blake Wheeler
Marco Sturm
Patrice Bergeron
Chuck Kobasew
Jordan Knackstedt
Maxime Sauve
Petteri Nokelainen
Martins Karsums
Jamie Arniel
P.J. Axelsson
David Krejci
Phil Kessel
Brad Marchand
Vladimir Sobotka
Jeff LoVecchio
Martin St. Pierre
Peter Schaefer
Stephane Yelle
Shawn Thornton
Mikko Lehtonen
Nate Thompson
Jeremy Reich
Byron Bitz
Wacey Rabbit
Levi Nelson
Zdeno Chara
Aaron Ward
Shane Hnidy
Denis Reul
Mark Stuart
Dennis Wideman
Adam McQuaid
Matt Lashoff
Mike Egener
Jeff Penner
Andrew Ference
Andrew Alberts
Andrew Bodnarchuk
Matt Hunwick
Johnny Boychuk
Ryan Stokes
Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask
Michael Hutchinson
Manny Fernandez
Kevin Regan
Adam Courchaine

* As expected, the team’s biggest hole is behind Chara. This indicates how unique a package Chara brings and how tough they are to find.

* The Bruins pledged to get bigger up front, and you can see the beef behind players like Milan Lucic and Peter Schaefer.

* Where the depth falls off is behind Michael Ryder and Phil Kessel. Not many pure offensive guys and snipers in the organization.

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