• Bruins notebook: Jim Montgomery looking to squeeze more O out of D

    2 monthes ago - By Boston Herald

    Jim Montgomery is not planning wholesale changes to the Bruins' zone defensive system, and the new coach has a good reason for that. The B's finished in the top five in goals against in each of the last five seasons under Bruce Cassidy, now plying his trade in Las Vegas.
    But Montgomery is planning his tweaks. The most noticeable one should be the fact that he plans to encourage his defensemen to get more involved in the offensive zone, a mindset that should click in as soon as a play is shut down in the defensive zone.
    Montgomery fully acknowledges that it will introduce a greater...
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