BOSTON (CBS) — The moves made by the Boston Bruins on Friday were bad — real bad — and they no doubt made them a worse hockey team.
But in no way was this a change in direction for a team that has done almost nothing to improve itself over the past 16 months.
Yes, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011 — an accomplishment that seems more and more miraculous with each year that passes. And yes, the Bruins fought with the Blackhawks to a six-game Stanley Cup Final in 2013. Those teams relied on stellar goaltending, a solid defensive corps and balanced scoring to scrap their way through long postseasons. They were good teams — the key word being “were.”
After that crushing Cup Final defeat, the Bruins entered the short offseason by taking one step forward (signing Jarome Iginla) and one huge step back (trading Tyler…
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