Finish my thought: What derails B's Cup hopes is ____?

Finish my thought: What derails B's Cup hopes is ____?
March 21, 2014, 2:45 am

It's time for another edition of "Finish my thought" on Cross Check. This time with Bob Neumeier and CSNNE.com Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty at the helm.

The three Hart Trophy finalists should be ___________?

Haggerty: "Ben Bishop [of Tampa Bay] would be the goaltender I would put in the top three, not Tuukka Rask. Ryan Getzlaf [of Anaheim] is No. 2 and Sidney Crosby is No. 1 with all the injuries the Penguins have had."

Neumeier's picks? Rask, Getzlaf and Crosby.

The only thing most likely to derail the Bruins' Stanley Cup hopes is ___________?

Haggerty: "The defense. The young defensemen still giving up breakaways and odd-man rushes. They still need Tuukka Rask to bail them out."

Oh, and thanks for making Neumy's MVP case for Tuuka, Haggs.