Heading into the post-season the Bruins were plagued with a list of injuries and questions. Getting the news that the core of the Bruins isn’t going to be split up and that Coach Claude Julien has extended his contract, those are grounds enough to look forward to the upcoming season. Fortunately for you readers, I am here to bear more good news. (Like that pun?) Today in a press conference, GM Peter Chiarelli and coach Claude Julien announced that Nathan Horton has been cleared for contact. He will in fact be 100%(if not better) come September. As if that news isn’t enough to brighten your spirits, the two also informed the public that Adam McQuaid’s head injury is no longer and issue along with Patrice Bergeron’s torn oblique muscle. That leaves young forward Tyler Seguin and his hand. The twenty year old had to have surgery on a tendon after the Bruins season came to an early end. His recovery from surgery at this time, according to Chiarelli and Julien is ahead of schedule and he too will be ready for the start of the season.
With the return of Nathan Horton and the rest of the team being 100% in good health, there is no reason why the Bruins can’t be Cup Contenders this season. They don’t need big names like Rick Nash, Zach Parise or Bobby Ryan to get there. They kept their core, they’re all healthy and have won it before, they are more than capable of doing so again.