Five (very) early Bruins observations

Updated: October 22, 2010, 10:45 AM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The Boston Bruins take on the Washington Capitals in their home opener at TD Garden on Thursday night. Here are five quick and very early observations on the 2010-11 Bruins -- a team that is 3-1-0 despite starting the season in Europe and playing two more games on the road before skating on home ice.

1. Tim Thomas still has it. After his subpar 2009-10 season and offseason hip surgery, many in the hockey world wondered if goalie Tim Thomas could regain the form ...

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