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Bruins in the Hunt

Some loft preseason predictions for the Bruins haven't come to fruition as of yet this season. Last seasons President Trophy winning team underwent a massive makeover during the summer and even now continue to shuffle players in and out. Perhaps a tough Eastern Conference has slowed them down or maybe the constant tinkering from management. Either way, this team seems to be set for now with some bottom six tweaking left, but beyond that the team you see now is the team that will try to catch the pesky Sabres and Senators in a tight Northeast division race.

Mired in a three game losing streak the Bruins will look to a game against the new look Capitals in bean town. Brind'Amour is still on the sidelines but is expected back sometime early next week. For their remaining 29 games the Bruins play on the road 16 times and face the cream of the crop in the East. The Sabres 3 times, the Hurricanes twice, Penguins twice, even the Panthers who seemed to have fought off the injury bug all stand in the way of the Bruins and a top 4 finish in the East.

Rumours and scuttle, the Bruins have had ongoing talks with a team in the West regarding Duncan Keith. No word on the return. There have also been rumblings that a continued slide in the standings could signal a fire sale, but for now that looks remote. A source close to Bruins management has heard whisper that GM Ransom is unhappy with the performance of coach Bryan Murray, stay tuned for what should be an interesting February.