The Bruins didn't have much cap flexibility this offseason, so they didn't bring a lot of veterans in. There are, however, lots of youngsters coming up from Providence. The Bruins will have plenty of depth on D, bringing up Zack Trottmen and David Warsofsy from Providence, and getting Adam Mcquad and Denis Seidenberg back from injury. These four players are quality reinforcements to an already stellar defense led by captain Zdeno Chara.
Offensively, they are going to have to replace Jerome Iginla's 30 goals, and they can do that with their young players that are on the rise. Reilly Smith is extremely capable of doing this, for he has proven himself and is getting better every day. Unfortunately the Bruins also had to send enforcer Shawn Thorton to Florida. Gregory Campell and Daniel Paille are going to have to step up their game even more than they already have to fill this role.
The big picture is that young players on the Bruins all have a bigger role this year than what was previously expected of them. These players will absolutely have to elevate their game because it takes a team that is welling to go above and beyond even a fantastic level of play, to be a Stanley cup contender. The Bruins certainly have it in them though.