Bruins' course could be set in June
How the team uses top 2010 draft choice will have long-term ramifications
Editor's note: This is the fifth and final installment of a week-long series looking at the next decade in Boston sports.
There's a reason why Boston Bruins fans are rooting for the Black and Gold and for whomever is playing the Toronto Maple Leafs right now. And it's not just because the Leafs are hated, Original Six rivals.
The more games Toronto loses and the deeper the club sinks in the overall standings, the better the odds that the first-round draft pick the Bruins ...
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THE NEXT DECADE IN BOSTON SPORTS
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