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Now, let’s take a look at the Bruins’ second line:
LW- Chris Bourque - 2021-2013 stats (AHL): GP 32 G 8 A 20 PTS 28 +/- 2 PIM 28
C- Chris Kelly - 2011-2012 stats: GP 82 G 20 A 19 PTS 39 +/- 33 PIM 41
RW- Rich Peverley - 2011-2012 stats: GP 57 G 11 A 31 PTS 42 +/- 20 PIM 22
With Chris Kelly coming off the best year of his career, and Rich Peverley his second best, it would be a lot to ask for them to repeat what they did a year ago. But the addition of first year Bruin, and oldest son of the great Ray Bourque, Chris Bourque could help them come close to it.
Bourque is an offensive forward who isn’t afraid to shoot the puck and has been putting up good numbers in Providence with the baby B’s during the lockout.
Adding Borque to a line with a good two-way forward in Kelly, and another good two-way forward with good play-making ability in Peverley, could create better chemistry and flow than it would with Jordan Caron. Caron is currently injured and having a terrible season down in Providence.
If this line can contribute on both ends of the ice like it did last year, the Bruins will be in good shape come spring.