Haggerty's Bruins Report Card
With the Bruins’ most successful regular season since the Bobby Orr Era now comfortably in the books, it's now that time for everyone to switch toward the best time of year in the professional sports world: the Stanley Cup playoffs. Since the playoff series between the Bruins and Detroit Red Wings doesn’t begin until Friday night, we'll take one more day to reflect on a Boston regular season worthy of the franchise’s second President’s Trophy since the award’s inception in 1989-90.
The 54 regular season wins and 117 points were clearly the best in the NHL this season, and the most for the Boston Bruins since a Stanley Cup-winning B’s team finished with 54 wins and 119 points in 1971-72 while ranking as one of the greatest teams in NHL history.
Therefore today’s report card is going to hold a lot more A’s than C’s, D’s and F’s no matter what the haters and message board heroes would like to see. So without further ado, here is the Bruins’ report card for the 2013-14 season: