Zdeno Chara supports Bruins roster, claims current group can fix issues
As the Bruins continue to struggle this season, many detractors have claimed that the team's roster simply is not good enough. The Bruins do not have much to brag about on defense, where players such as Kevan Miller and Joe Morrow are seeing consistent playing time. The offense does not seem to boast many players capable of finishing plays beyond David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron. Even Tuukka Rask is not playing up to his usual mark in goal.
But Bruins captain Zdeno Chara claimed Wednesday that the current Bruins roster is very capable of fixing whatever is ailing the team.
"I absolutely believe in this group and these players, and there are mistakes that we can correct," Chara told reporters. "We have good enough players that we should be playing better, and we should have a better record. It’s a process."
The Bruins might need to speed up that "process" however. Fans who have become accustomed to winning teams in recent years are starting to get impatient, and the Thanksgiving Day barometer is fast approaching. Typically, the NHL teams who are in playoff position by Thanksgiving remain in playoff position at the end of the year. With one week remaining until Thanksgiving, the Bruins sit three teams (and four points) out of the playoff race.
(h/t CSN New England)