Atlantic Division Breakout Candidates

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Boston Bruins

March 16, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) during the second period against the Washington Capitals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Dougie Hamilton – The remaining piece of the Phil Kessel trade that will be a contributor to the Bruins, he had a very mediocre first season in the NHL.  The adjustment period is over, and the departure of Andrew Ference has opened up a chance for him to play a more important role, if he can earn it.