Yesterday I previewed the forwards on the 2012-2013 Bruins roster and how I felt the lines would shake up. Today, I bring you my defensive pairings and predictions as well as a goalie preview.
The Bruins are one of the strongest defensive teams in the NHL. They’re top 6 do a very good job of containing the top forwards from opposing teams and clear loose pucks and bodies in front of the net. Goaltending has been very good in Boston in the past few seasons and a large part of that is due to the great play of the defensemen. I’m assuming the pairings will go as follows:
Chara(13 G, 43 A) Boychuk(5G 25A)
Seidenberg(6G, 24A) McQuaid(7G 18A)
Ference (6G, 19A) Hamilton(4G, 15A)
In the first pairing you have the best shut down defenseman in the NHL playing with another solid, defense-first type defender. Zdeno Chara is the biggest…
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