Huge blow to the Boston Bruins!

It ‘won’t come close to replacing what Boston lost.’

Published 7 months ago
Huge blow to the Boston Bruins!

It’s easy to see that the offseason has been rough on the Boston Bruins. After losing captain Patrice Bergeron and veteran forward David Krejci to retirement, the Bruins couldn’t find a way to keep two top-nine left wingers in Taylor Hall and Tyler Bertuzzi and top defenseman in Dmitry Orlov on the roster.

Sure, general manager Don Sweeney has tried to fill the voids, but, let’s be honest, it is not enough.

That’s why Matt Larkin of Daily Face-Off has put the Bruins in top place of franchises who have gotten noticeably worse on paper as training camps approach.

“Adding 30-something vets in James van Riemsdyk, Milan Lucic and Kevin Shattenkirk, along with a litany of depth signings, won’t come close to replacing what Boston lost. It’s difficult to remember a summer roster turnover more significant than this one in the cap era. As a result, Pavel Zacha and Charlie Coyle are slated to play higher in the lineup as Boston’s top two centers. Are we sure this is still even a top-four team in the Atlantic Division?”

While Larkin feels confident that David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy and star goalie Linus Ullmark will give the Bruins to compete, there is no way they can get the same results as past seasons…

“But they could win 20-25 fewer games in the process.”

Tough blow - and the 2023-24 season hasn’t even started…

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