ESPN hockey writer E.J. Hradek today pondered whether the Boston Bruins can with the Stanley Cup.
Although he admits to underestimating the Bruins in the preseason, he then goes on to give the reasons the Bruins have succeeded this season. But he also tempers his enthusiasm for the club’s chances by talking about how much time is left and how many things can happen between now and June.
MK: Come on, E.J. We all know it’s a long season and injuries and fluky things can happen. But the headline on your story is “Can the Boston Bruins win the Cup” — the emphasis on CAN. Any team that can build a record of 38-8-6 can win 16 games in the spring. So the answer should be YES (capitalized for effect). You don’t have to pick them, just acknowledge with authority that they’re on the cusp.