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After finishing second in the NHL’s Eastern Conference in the 2011-2012 season, big things are expected once again for the Boston Bruins and their nucleus of players. Most of the focus in fantasy hockey will be on their talented goal scorers that helped them to the 2nd best goals per game rate a season ago, but the team is blessed with talent at all positions. Here are the four best options at each of the major positions for the Bruins when it comes to fantasy hockey.
Zdeno Chara Perhaps some prefer Erik Karlsson of the Senators over Chara, but the truth is these are the two best fantasy hockey options in the NHL when it comes to defensemen. The 6’9” team captain is a former Norris Trophy is one of the best in the game as far as plus/minus statistics go. Despite his advanced age, he should fall around 15th-20th overall in drafts this season. He should also be the first Bruin off the board overall.
Tyler Seguin What can be said about the young talent that has not been said already? The 20-year-old from Canada is one of the brightest young stars in the NHL, and fantasy owners are starting to expect big things from him. He notched a total of 67 points in the 2011-2012 season and all signs point to him getting better this season if he can stay healthy. Some owners might be tempted to take him higher, but he should be anywhere from the 25th-30th overall player in fantasy this season.
Patrice Bergeron The alternate captain of the Bruins continues to be a solid option for fantasy owners in need of a solid center. With 22 goals and 42 assists a season ago, it is fair to expect similar numbers this year. He has been one of the more steady players for the Bruins since the lockout. Early projections have him going around 40th-45th overall in drafts.
Milan Lucic When it comes to left wingers, Lucic is one of the top ten in the league. Still just 24 years old, he has been a key player for the Boston franchise since 2007. He has scored a total of 56 goals in the past two seasons, compared to 34 in his first three. Needless to say, all signs point to him continuing to improve and become more of a scoring threat. He will also pick up quite a few assists throughout the season. Most have him in the 50th-55th slots for the draft.
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-Posted by Dan, 8/24/12