Bruins announce their All-Centennial Team; Who was snubbed from list?
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Celebrating their 100th anniversary during the 2023-24 NHL season, the Boston Bruins have curated an all-time team as part of their festivities. Including 12 forwards, six defensemen, and two goaltenders, the final roster released by the Bruins has garnered attention for potential snubs.
Check out the
final All-Centennial Team roster
announced by the Bruins on Thursday:
The roster is filled with exceptional players, though the goaltender position has sparked some debate. Tim Thomas, a two-time Vezina Trophy winner and instrumental figure in the Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup victory, presents a strong case. He even claimed the Conn Smythe Trophy during that playoff run. Alternatively, Tuukka Rask, with his impressive stats including a franchise record of 308 wins, cannot be ignored. However, his lack of a Stanley Cup win as a starting netminder diminishes his candidacy.
The group of forwards is solid overall, with the exception of Adam Oates, whose successful Bruins career lasted only six seasons. The selection of defensemen is fairly straightforward, comprising elite players who are difficult to replace. Arguably, this esteemed group of blueliners stands as the best in league history.
All in all, this All-Centennial Team is remarkable, with the only point of contention being the selection of goaltenders. Nevertheless, the selection committee should be commended for their efforts in constructing this outstanding roster.
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