Neely sees Bruins as playoff team
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.
“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.