With ten games completed, 72 remain. The Bruins have just 6 points, leaving them second to last in the league standings and dead last in the conference. So how deep is this hole the Bruins have dug for themselves? Have they already blown their chances for the playoffs?
Typically around 96 points are required to make the playoffs. Last season the Bruins posted 103 points in 82 games, or 1.256 points per game. Should they match that effort for the remaining 72 games of the season they will garner 90 points. Add the 6 they already have and they might--just barely--make the playoffs.
So to answer the question I posed, the hole the Bruins are in is about neck deep. They cannot afford to dig it any deeper!