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The Boston Bruins have eight, maybe more, defensemen who can be trusted to play real minutes in the NHL. It’s a problem for Bruce Cassidy, as he’ll be tasked with determining which six defensemen to play on a given night. It’s also quite a nice problem to have, one that many NHL teams would love. The Bruins enter the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs with exceptional depth at a key position.

Although there is depth at the position, there are questions that still remain for the Boston Bruins defensively. This could be the final run for both Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara, while numerous young players look to be the next to breakthrough.


Zdeno Chara has been the top dog for the Boston Bruins since the moment he put pen to paper on July 1st, 2006. At 43, however, questions persist about Chara’s ability over the long-haul. There are two ways to look at the captain in this postseason.

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Alex is a 2016 graduate of Springfield College who is currently a writer with Boston Hockey Now and The Oilers Rig. Outside of writing, you can find Alex in rinks around New England as the Play-by-Play voice of the USPHL’s Boston Junior Bruins. In addition, he does broadcasting work for Northeastern University, Holy Cross And UMass-Lowell. Reach him on Twitter: @Alex_Thomas14

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