Thornton, Boynton will play bigger roles
O'Connell Pity Boston Bruins general manager Mike O'Connell. Pity long-suffering Bruin fans. All trapped in a kind of cruel Groundhog Day cycle of regular-season success and unbridled optimism followed by inexplicable playoff disasters.
Behind rookie-of-the-year netminder Andrew Raycroft and an imposing set of forwards led by Joe Thornton, Glen Murray and Brian Rolston, the Bruins surged to their second Northeast Division title in the past three years, finishing last season with 104 points, ...
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