The Boston Bruins had a great 2018-19 regular season and playoff run but unfortunately couldn't finish the job in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The team ran out of gas and dealt with a bunch of injuries that caught up to the team however the foundation remains in place for a great 2019-20 season.
One of the added pieces this season that really helped during the playoffs was Charlie Coyle who was acquired during the season.
Coyle only registered six points in 21 games during his regular season time in Boston but went off in the playoffs with 16 points in 24 games.
Where does he fit in for 2019-20?
Possibly on the wing instead of center according to Cam Neely.
“I’m interested to see what happens with the center ice position. If somebody pops and can play a third-line role at center then we’d certainly look at Charlie on the wing. Bouncing him back and forth I don’t think is good for him or good for any linemate. But he had a solid, solid postseason.”
“I thought that (third) line was a big reason we had the success we did. But if we have a centerman in the pipeline or even on the roster that could pop and play a third-line role? Then I wouldn’t be surprised if (Bruce Cassidy) doesn’t try Charlie out on the wing in a role with (David) Krejci. So we’ll see.”