Boston Bruins 2014-15 Season Preview

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Apr 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) takes a shot in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports


 1.  How much does Zdeno Chara have left? – Although he was a Norris Trophy finalist, Chara is definitely showing signs of slowing down and the Bruins have started to ration the minutes of their captain.  He is still a force, but the window is quickly closing for the big man.

2.  Will anybody in the Atlantic push the Bruins? – Boston basically skated through the regular season knowing from the start that they were the best team and pretty much guaranteed a playoff spot. For the Bruins to be successful in the post-season, they need to be challenged in the regular seaon, even if they are still the best team in the division once again.  The most likely candidates are the Lightning and the Habs.

3. How much better will Patrice Bergeron get? – Bergeron has been one of the top two way players in the NHL for a couple of years, and yet he continues to improve and get better.  While he might never be a top end point producer, he should be mentioned in the same breath as Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Toews when it comes to all-around players.