How you like them Bruins?
You know how you can tell if a team is legit? They win games they are supposed to. The Bruins have been doing just that.
Starting off with Atlanta after trailing 2-0, they came back to win 5-4. Against Edmonton, they couldn't bury the puck, but timely saves from Tim Thomas and a overtime goal from Dennis Wideman later, the Bruins won 1-0. Another late game against Vancouver, the team scored 1 goal, but still win 1-0 thanks to back to back shutouts from Tim Thomas.
This team is for real. Think about this, Chara hasn't played well, Ryder, Sturm, Bergeron, and others have yet to consistently score, and we are without Chuck Kobasew. Yet, we are still 5-2-0-3.
Tim Thomas is a number 1, like it or not. Put it this way, if Ryan Miller or Mikka Kipprosuff posted Thomas's numbers from last season, people would be claiming how good they are, yet Tim Thomas posts his numbers and he still isn't a true number 1. Aside from Brodeur and Luongo, none of the goalies are legit franchise goalies IMO.
David Krejci is surpassing all of my expectations. I didn't expect much from him even though all of you did. I was wrong. The guy is a Bergeron 2.0. Speaking of, Bergeron has played well but is still rusty, which is understandable.
Kessel has improved on his 2 way game a lot, making him a more complete player.
I could go on, but I am really excited. It'd be nice if someone could just beat Montreal....