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Former Boston Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton thinks that B’s fans should be a lot more excited about this season’s team with the return of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci.

That, more Bruins news and other items in the latest BHN Bruins Wrap.

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Boston Bruins fans can be a finicky bunch sometimes and that is the story this season as B’s fans are still salty about the firing of Bruce Cassidy, the holes on the current NHL roster and the lack of youthful talent pushing through to the NHL level. Still, the Bruins are a playoff team by all accounts with Bergeron and Krejci in the fold, and B’s fans should be a lot more excited about their prospects for this upcoming season, according to former B’s tough guy Shawn Thornton when he was on the air with Gresh and Keefe on WEEI last week.

Bruce Cassidy spoke to Boston Sports Journal’s Greg Bedard while he was out in Vegas with the New England Patriots, and rehashed some of the factors that led to his dismissal from the Black and Gold. Was it avoidable or did it have to happen? Who was behind it? As always, Cassidy spoke from the heart and felt he should have kept his job.

Canada Hockey Now

MON: A look at five Montreal Canadiens players that have a lot to prove when training camp gets going next month.

VAN: Good piece from FOH (Friend of Haggs) Rob Simpson breaks down the NHL’s policy when it comes to the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

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COL: You want random Colorado Avalanche thoughts? Well, Adrian Dater has some random Colorado Avalanche thoughts for you.

PHI: There are a number of Philadelphia Flyers that are expected to have bounce-back seasons this coming year.

NYI: Who should get shifts with Mat Barzal next season? That’s a great question for the New York Islanders with many of the same pieces returning.

VEG: It looks like it’s going to be a platoon situation between the pipes for the Vegas Golden Knights to replace Robin Lehner this coming season. Is it going to work? That’s a great question

NHL

Could there be a plethora of 50-goal scorers in the NHL this upcoming season? There are those that certainly believe so headed into the 2022-23 NHL campaign. (TSN)

The Moonlight Graham of hockey has called it a career in Calgary. Stick salute.

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, 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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William Mahoney

Both Cassidy and Thornton have it right! Why did they fire Cassidy? Two star playersare signed for the year 2023 – wait and see how many games they play without injuries?

bmf00

Bruins fans aren’t finicky. They know bull shit when they see it. Cassidy never should have been fired. Sweeney and neely should have been. They run that team like a country club. Everybody is too comfortable. And the players are given too much of a say on what direction the team should be going in, they don’t need to considered what the players want when hiring a coach. Or making trades at the deadline.

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