The Bruins haven’t hit the All-Star break quite yet. That will be a little later this month. But they have hit the midway mark of the regular season.

The B's sit in a good place, more than a handful of points ahead of everybody else in the Atlantic Division and they are guaranteed a playoff spot already this year. But it’s not all roses and sunshine for the Black and Gold.

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They are very reliant on their top players for offense, and they're way too reliant on the power play to generate goals. When pushed, their lineup depth isn’t very remarkable — and they get pushed around by the bigger, stronger teams in the leaguer at a noticeable level these days.

They also have the NHL’s leading goal-scorer in David Pastrnak, an All-Star goalie in Tuukka Rask and a couple of other forwards in Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron who could have easily been All-Star players as well. It should make for an interesting report card.


Click here for Joe Haggerty's midseason grades.