No. 1: No one could’ve predicted this — not anyone in the Boston Bruins’ front office, coaches’ office, locker room or in the national hockey punditry.
After reaching the playoffs for the first time in four years and making the top-seeded Montreal Canadiens sweat through seven games last spring, the Boston Bruins were probably going to contend for at least a home-ice spot this season. But no one — no one — had them getting off to the type of dominating start they’ve begun the 2008-09 season with.
Head coach Claude Julien’s Bruins’ 28-5-4 start to open this season might be the biggest story in the entire NHL right now — so it has to top the list of Top 10 Bruins stories of ’08. (more…)