I've been busy over the last couple of weeks wheeling and dealing to acheive what I hope will be a third division title in four years. Six deals in three weeks has brought in some new faces, and while I currently sit first in the NE division (at time of publish) I expect it to be a fight right until game 82. New Bruins include the unsinkable Martin Erat, Jochen Hecht, Travis Moen, Brian Lee, Bryan Allen, John Carlson and former Bruin, Daniel Briere.
We have more depth than we've had since i have been here and while our futures took a hit to bring in these players i still feel good about the next generation of Bruins. Brayden Schenn, Marcus Johansson and John Carlson will be used as call ups until the playoffs, speaking volumes about how deep this team is now. Top six forwards include Tomas Plekanec, James Neal, Patric Hornqvist, Alexander Burrows and new additions Erat and Briere. Bottom six now includes Lauri Korpikoski, Kyle Okposo, Greg Campbell, Jordan Nolan and new additions Hecht and Moen.
On the backend we still have Ladislav Smid and Kevin Bieksa, Carl Gunnarsson and Cody Franson but they are now joined with new additions Allen and Lee. Carlson will be first callup and will most likely be with the Bruins full time by the post season. We're under cap and making a run, will it pay off?