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BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins have reached the Stanley Cup finals twice in the previous three seasons. They won one, and lost the other.
The 2013-2014 version of the Bruins has the potential to be as strong as those two other teams -- if not stronger. Of course, a lot has to sway in the Bruins' favor -- health, production and luck -- in order for Boston to return to the Stanley Cup finals.
The Bruins have the experience and their core remains in place. More importantly, the additions of Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson add more of a veteran presence, maturity and the skill to help the Bruins enjoy another successful season.
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is expected to play more games than he ever has in the NHL, and he'll need to earn every penny of his eight-year, $56 million deal. Here are some preseason point production predictions: