Picking a Bruin of the Year for 2008 couldn’t have been any more difficult.
The Boston Bruins had a fantastic finish to the ’08 portion of the 2007-08 season and then started historically hot this season. A number of players had career years last season and were on pace to smash their personal-best numbers (if they hadn’t already) by the time midnight struck to signal the start of ’09.
But when it came time to pick the player responsible for the most positive production for the Bruins between January and December ’08, my eyes couldn’t wander beyond the goal crease. Every team tries to build its winning foundation from the net out, and in Tim Thomas the Boston Bruins have that building block that makes everything easier to pile on top. (more…)