The Same Bruins team?
- Rask is injured
- Thomas isn't a Vezina Candidate this year,
- No Horton, No Ryder, Paille injured, no Kaberle, No Dr.Recchi.
Washington is more playoff built this year than they have been in years past. Additions of Joel Ward, Jeff Halpern, Vokoun, Brouwer, and Hamrlik.
Seguin could've made up for the scoring gap there. Rolston + Pouiliot=Dr. Recchi. Ryder can be replaced by increase offensive output from the rest of the top 9. Kaberle wasn't that much of a factor for the Bruins team after his arrival last year. Boston fans complained about his lack of scoring on the PP.
As for screwing up Boston's match ups during last-year's playoffs: My apologies. I was too focused on the Canucks