Boston Bruins tickets to the TD Garden are hockey tickets to see one of the favorites to win the 2013 Stanley Cup. The team is loaded with veterans putting up great numbers and who have recent championship experience. The club is also loaded with young talent growing into its potential just in time to replace those secondary players who have left to go elsewhere.
The veterans spoken of above include four forwards and a defenseman. Forwards David Krejci, Milan Lucic, and Nathan Horton make up the first line. Krejci is a talented center who prefers to distribute, as centers do, but can also score, which is not always a skill for centers in the NHL. Lucic offers balance on the left side, almost as likely to score as to make the first pass that leads to a score. Horton has never been an overwhelming right wing, but he has become more a scorer since coming over from Florida.
The two remaining veterans are center Patrice Bergeron and defenseman Zdeno Chara. Bergeron is very capable center on the second line whose preference to pass makes him a perfect complement to young guns Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand. Chara works with the first line and is being put in a teaching position too. He is being asked to ease Dougie Hamilton’s transition from prospect to player.
Boston’s young talent includes Seguin and Marchand at forward and Hamilton on the blue line. Seguin and Marchand are already somewhat proven players. Seguin is expected to become a star this year and to make the final transition from center to right wing. Not much is expected from Hamilton, as this is his first season in the NHL. Tuukka Rask is not a new prospect, but he is being pegged as the starter after being banished to the bench a couple seasons ago. This time he is ready and this time he could be the starting goalie with the hot glove in the Stanley Cup Finals.