Monday, January 05, 2009


The Bruins are back on Boston's sports radar. You're seeing more and more Bruins jerseys and hats when you go to the mall or the bar. Lots of people who quit the B's back in the 80s or 90s are returning to the Black and Gold Faithful.

The Bruins have the best record in the Eastern Conference, the most goals scored in the NHL and the fewest goals allowed. They've won 13 straight home games, but also have the best record on the road.

The B's have been doing this as a team. There are some standouts, but they're rather numerous.

Here are the nominees for the Bobby Orr Award:

Milan Lucic - LW
Phil Kessel - RW
Marc Savard - C
David Krejci - C
Tim Thomas - G

This is a tough one...

The winner is Phil Kessel!

Savard and Thomas were also up there, and Lucic deserves an honorable mention.

Kessel was scratched from 3 games in the playoff series against Montreal in April. When he came back, he had 2 goals and an assist in the last 3 games of the series, helping to drive it to 7 games. He scored those 2 goals in that amazing 5-4 win in Game 6.

This season, Kessel's grown leaps and bounds as a player, offensively and defensively. He's already eclipsed his 19 goals from 07-08 with 23 so far. He's about to pass his mark of 18 assists, already with 16 this season. He racked up an 18 game point streak, and he's carried the Bruins for a few weeks now. He's on pace for a 50+ goal season.

And he's only 21 years old.

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