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Ryan: Believe it or not, the 2019-20 Bruins are buying in on an even brighter future ahead

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Belief can be a fickle thing. 

It can both soar and dip with every new minute that is drained off the scoreboard. It can be skewered based on one play — both good and bad. 

It’s difficult to measure such a thing when dissecting the makeup of a team. For all of the advanced statistics poured into hockey, none provide an accurate barometer on what belief can actually bring to a club. Even those that wring their hands about the clichéd intangibles of the game of hockey — gritty, hard to play against — might find it far too abstract to measure.   

Just don’t question the 2019-20 Bruins about the role belief can play in a locker room. Much like any inquiries framed around June 12, 2019 — you’re not likely to get a good answer.