Bruins solid from top to bottom

Return to Cup finals validates front office, players as among NHL's elite

Updated: June 11, 2013, 4:22 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Whether or not the Boston Bruins win the 2013 Stanley Cup, this organization should be considered among the elite franchises in the NHL.

With president Cam Neely, general manager Peter Chiarelli, coach Claude Julien and, most importantly, the players, the Bruins have become a perennial championship-caliber hockey club. The 2011 Stanley Cup title was no fluke. This team is built on character and knowing how to play Boston Bruins hockey.

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