Neely sees Bruins as playoff team

boston bruins 2016 stanley cup odds

BOSTON, MA (The Spread) - Despite missing out on the 2015 playoffs by two points, Cam Neely believes his Bruins can make the postseason in 2016.

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“There’s lots of parity in the East,” Neely told the Boston Herald. “It’s going to be tight, it’s going to be a challenge. I think we can be a playoff team. I don’t want to sound like that’s our only goal, just to be a playoff team. That’s not a very high goal. We’re past that.

“But I want to see us improve certainly from where we were last year. I think if guys can continue to improve — (David) Pastrnak, (Brett) Connolly, (Ryan) Spooner — I don’t see why we can’t have a very good year this year.”

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bruins are 20/1 to win the 2016 Stanley Cup. Those odds still make Boston a long shot but considering the team didn't even make the playoffs in 2015 those odds could also be much worse.

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