Is it too early to get excited for the Bruins? Screw it, I'm pumped. Here's what the Bruins organization has been up to this week:
First and foremost, Dennis Wideman is no longer on the team. He spent three seasons in Boston and finished this past season with 6 goals and 24 assists (30 points) in 76 games. In my humble opinion, he was the team's biggest liability during the post-season, but I digress ...
In exchange for Wideman, the B's picked up forwards Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell. Both forwards are from the Florida Panthers (Wideman's new home). Horton, a 25-year-old who has acquired 295 points (142 goals and 153 assists) in 422 regular season games, was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Campbell, who is just a year older than Horton, was drafted by the Panthers in the third round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Last season he score 2 goals and 15 assists for 17 points in 60 games. Both additions are 6'0"+, 200+ lbs and carry big offensive sticks.
All this and we are just hours away the draft where we will be finding out the answer to the big question: Taylor or Tyler?