Haggerty On Toucher & Rich: What Will The Third Line Look Like?
The Bruins are 4-1 in the preseason so far with only two more games until the regular season gets started. The latest win came Monday night against the Washington Capitals 3-2 in overtime.
CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Tuesday morning to discuss how the team has looked as the regular season approaches.
They started off discussing the the third line and Carl Soderberg. Soderberg joined the B’s last season and played in the final six games of the regular season. He then started Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals on the wing of the fourth line before moving up to center the second line in place of the injured Patrice Bergeron.
Now it looks as though the Swedish forward will be playing wing on the third line this coming season.
“It’s an interesting situation for Soderberg that he moves over to wing when he’s played center most of his career, but I think we also saw the Bruins do this with Rich Peverley and Chis Kelly,” Haggerty said.
They continued to discuss the third line and a battle for an open spot between Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser. Who is the front runner?
They also discussed Gregory Campbell and Patrice Bergeron returning from injuries sustained this summer in the playoffs. Was Haggerty surprised with how good the guys looked?
Plus, who will will the backup goalie job?