Jun 5, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) keeps the puck away from Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the first period in game three of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

New players excited to be Bruins.

The Bruins have made some trades this season that have surprised many, and angered quite a few. Loui Eriksson looks like he’s going to be an excellent fit for the Bruins. He’s likely going to end up in either of the top two lines. The other big name we picked up will end up in the other slot. Jarome Iginla is also a Bruin now, and he seems quite happy to be here.

Both new Bruins will fit well in the Claude Julien system. Both players should have an immediate impact for the Bruins, and they should propel the Bruins to their third Stanley Cup final in four years. They also have nothing but good things to say about their new city.

“It’s a good hockey town. I’ve heard good things about the whole city,” said Eriksson. “I’ll be ready to play there, and it will be awesome. It will definitely be different than in Dallas [as a hockey market]. That’s for sure. The Bruins have been one of the best teams in the league for the last years. I’m just looking forward to doing what I can to help them get into the playoffs, and try to win a Cup.”

“[Boston is an]amazing sports city,” said Iginla on Saturday. “They are a team that, year in, year out, is extremely competitive; they are very hard to play  against. They play a physical, aggressive style. I like that.”

In the end, two experienced players will have a very good chance to further improve the Bruins’ chances of getting a Stanley Cup in 2014.  We lost a player who put his heart into the game, and made a sincere effort to play every night. We also lost Tyler Seguin.

That’s a little harsh. Tyler Seguin was a young kid who had a lot of money and not much parental/fraternal support. In this society, rich young kids will do stupid things. Sure, he should have cared about his job. I hope we get to see him carry on his career. It would be a shame to see that talent be destroyed by a bad attitude.

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