The Boston Bruins are having a very similar season compared to last year through 43 games.
And we all know how last season went, with a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, but eventually losing in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks. Will this season bear similar results of getting the Bruins back to the finals?
Mike Felger and Mike Milbury debated on Cross Check whether the loss of Dennis Seidenberg means the Bruins are no longer legitimate Stanley Cup contenders.
“They were before Dennis Seidenberg went down. They are no longer that,” Milbury said. “This is a weaker conference than the Western Conference. You’re not going to replace Dennis Seidenberg. It’s going to take a major trade. Nobody is going to give up a top-flight number two defenseman and insert him into the Bruins lineup just because they want to win another Cup. Not happening.”
Felger, on the other hand, disagreed that losing Siedenburg hurts the Bruins chances.
“I think that it is silly to say that one injury takes the Bruins away from being a legit Stanley Cup contender and that one injury is not [Zdeno] Chara or [Tuukka] Rask or [Patrice] Bergeron…,” Felger said. “Seidenberg I love, we all love. Is he the guy that’s going to make the difference between a championship or not?