Slow walks back are not encouraged in today’s 31-team NHL. Contrary to the St. Louis Blues’ unprecedented turnaround last season, a stunning reversal from midseason chumps to springtime champs, poor starts in October are generally punished by quick and disappointing endings.
Last seen shoveling their splintered souls into a Garden dustbin on June 12, the Bruins will open the 2019-20 season Thursday night in Dallas. With their roster barely changed from only 113 days earlier, they’ll be eyeing a return to the Stanley Cup Final, albeit minus the crushing Game 7 loss that had the Blues high-stepping the big silver trophy down Causeway Street.
It was a bad, dispiriting ending for the Bruins, and now they start anew, well aware it’s time to forget June and pick up the beat in October.
Published at Fri, 27 Sep 2019 21:40:51 +0000