Late Tuesday night the Bruins and Yotes agreed to a deal that brought Brendan Morrow to Beantown. The Bruins had been shopping for top 6 talent and found the right match moving David Booth and a 2015 2nd round pick to the Yotes. In Morrow the Bruins get a hard hitting, strong defensive addition who will line up on the 2nd line with Jeff Carter and Patrick Hornqvist. Morrow adds some much needed leadership to a team that has struggled with consistency so far this season. With the team pretty close to healthy they have been able to climb into first in the tough North East Division and look to finish off 2013 strong.
In the 'color me suprised' department Patric Hornqvist leads the team with 30 points. His play so far this season has been great and in fact the entire second line is really clicking. Jeff Carter leads the team with 21 goals in 33 games while waiver pick up Niklas Grossman leads the team with a plus 10. In the special teams department, Carter leads the way with 6 goals and Neal and Hornqvist follow behind with 5 a piece. One factor for this seasons success has to be the physical play, Smid and Schenn both have 100+ hits already with Grossman and Frason at 78 a piece. It's been a tougher team to play and teams wise their PP is 3rd best in the league. They are also the 6th best scoring team something that is a big improvement on last season.
With the schedule as tough as ever, the Bruins hope to move into 2014 just where they are, first in the north east.