The Northeast Division saw four teams make the playoffs last year and while the Sabres won the division, it was the Montreal Canadiens that made the biggest impact in the playoffs (unless colossal playoff failures is your thing, then it was Boston).
So who takes the division this year? Will it be Buffalo again? Ottawa? Maybe Toronto shocks the world? Let us know in the poll and we’ll share the results with you next week.
Per CSN, Chara says he’s improving but he won’t return to the lineup until he’s as close to 100 percent as possible.
“Every area of the injury is improving,” said Chara. “Hopefully it’s not long before I’m free of any kind of discomfort. That’s what we’re doing right now…we’re being patient. For sure you don’t want to come back, and be half of what you are…and basically hurting yourself and the team. And you’re putting yourself in a position where you could be missing more time. At this time of the season, I think it’s important to be as close as you can be to 100 percent.”
Based on the number of defensive mistakes they committed on Thursday, the Bruins need Chara back as soon as possible: