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Haggs: Boston Bruins Clearly ‘Taking One More Shot At It Here’ |BHN+



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The ultimate plan for the Boston Bruins is obviously still subject to volatility and variables that are currently still out of their control.

But it sure looks and sounds like the Black and Gold are going to give it at least one more big swing with their current core group of players coming off another stinging second round playoff defeat, this time at the hands of the New York Islanders. The bitterness of that loss will be even more profound if the Islanders don’t give the Tampa Bay Lightning much of a run in the semifinals after looking a bit outclassed in Game 2 between the two hockey clubs.

Either way, though, all signs pointed toward the Bruins bringing back both David Krejci and Taylor Hall as their second line centerpieces after both Don Sweeney and Cam Neely gave their season-ending thoughts this week. Don’t expect those two forwards to get locked up anytime soon, though, as the B’s prefer to get through the NHL expansion draft first rather than spend protected spots on players that don’t need to be protected if they are unsigned.

But it sounds like Boston’s preference is to bring both of them back into the B’s fold.

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Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston,, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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