NHL Rumors: It's going to be an interesting offseason for the Boston Bruins

Keys to the offseason for the Boston Bruins

Ryan S. Clark and Kristen Shilton of ESPN: After a record-setting routine season, they lost in 7 video games to the Florida Panthers. Their goaltending imploded.

Projected 2023-24 cap area:  $10,587,500
2023 draft choices: 3rd, fourth, sixth, 2 7ths

Patrice Bergeron is clearly the primary subject when it pertains to their pending totally free representatives. Will he retire or return for another season? The response won’t come rapidly. David Krejci deals with a comparable choice.

Decisions will need to be made with trade due date acquisitions and pending totally free representatives in Tyler Bertuzzi, Garnet Hathaway and Dmitry Orlov. Backup goaltender this season, Jeremy Swayman, is a pending RFA.

Will the Bruins have the ability to retool this offseason without altering excessive of what worked throughout the routine season?

Pending totally free representatives

2023 UFAs: Nick Foligno, Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Bertuzzi, Tomas Nosek, Garnet Hathaway, David Krejci, Dmity Orlov, Connor Clifton, Chris Wagner, Anton Stralman, Connor Carrick, Vinni Lettieri, Peter Cehlarik, and Andrei Svetlakov.

2023 RFAs: Trent Frederic, Jakub Lauko, Jeremy Swayman, Brandon Bussi, Marc McLaughlin, Michael Dipietro, Kai Wissmann, Samuel Asselin, Matt Filipe, Joona Koppanen, Shane Bowers, Kyle Keyser, Nick Wolff, and Jack Ahcan.

2024 UFAs: Jake DeBrusk, A.J. Greer, Matt Grzelcyk, Derek Forbort, Jakub Zboril, Mike Reilly, Kai Wissmann, Dan Renouf, Nick Wolff, Jack Ahcan, Jakob Frosbacka Karlsson. and Jack Becker.

2024 RFAs: Curtis Hall, Michael Callahan, and Oskar Steen.

Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com: With the Boston Bruins season ending remarkably in the first-round to the Florida Panthers, pending UFA forward Patrice Bergeron prepares to go back and contemplate in his playing future.

“I’m going to take some time, talk with the family, go from there,” Bergeron stated. “Right now, it’s hard to process anything. Obviously we’re shocked and disappointed and so that’s it.”

Bergeron missed out on the very first 4 video games of the series with a herniated disc in his back. The Bruins lost the last 3 video games of the series.

“It hurts right now, so I’m going to have to step back and give it some thought with my family,” Bergeron stated.

Bergeron had actually signed a one-year offer last offseason with a $2.5 million base pay and $2.5 million in efficiency rewards.

Forward David Krejci remains in a comparable scenario to Bergeron. He’s invested 16 seasons with the Bruins.


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