In the video above, ESPN NHL analysts Barry Melrose and Matthew Barnaby discussed five elite teams – the Red Wings, Bruins, Flyers, Capitals and Lightning -- and whether they were skeptics or believers when it comes to that team’s chances at winning the Stanley Cup.
Both were believers in the B’s:
Melrose: "I'm a wicked hard believer (insert fake Boston accent) in the Boston Bruins. I like this team, I really like what they did at the deadline. They’re unbelievable on the road, they just won six straight on the road, first time they’ve done that since 1972. They won the Stanley Cup in ’72. I love the makeup, the grit of this team. This team’s for real.”
Barnaby: “I’m a wicked believer too there Barry. Boston did exactly what they had to. This was the No. 1 defensive team in the league, No. 5 in offensive categories. Add [Chris] Kelly, [Rich] Peverley and [Tomas] Kaberle, they are believers.”