At the Midpoint of the 2016-17 Season, Here are the Top-Five Boston Bruins Forwards
At the mid-point of the 2016-17 season, there are certain Bruins that stand out more than others. In terms of the top-five forwards on the roster so far this season, there are many things to consider. Points are always a good indication of how well a forward is doing, though it doesn’t paint the full story. While players like Patrick Kane are among the best in the league, their play away from the puck leaves a lot to be determined. Still, there’s no denying that he’s one of the league’s best forwards. In fact, he’s arguably the best right winger in the National Hockey League. Points will always play a huge role, though it’s important to look elsewhere to get the full story as well.
For the Bruins, being an impact player often means more than simply scoring. A player like Terry O’Reilly who averaged just under 19 goals and 56 points-per-82 games, will forever be known more for his physicality than his point production. Still, he is remembered as one of the greatest Bruins of all time. In the modern day NHL, players need to do more than playing physically to keep a job in the NHL. Additionally, it’s not enough to simply rest on offensive ability anymore with teams stressing all-around play and accountability.
On that note, here are the Boston Bruins top-five forwards at the mid-point of the 2016-17 season;