A Single Trade Might Hold the Solution to the Bruins' Center Predicament

Published August 27, 2023 at 6:15 PM

The Boston Bruins are in for a major change on their 2023 opening night compared to a year ago. Key players like Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci have retired, and a lineup overhaul involves Dmitry Orlov, Connor Clifton, Tyler Bertuzzi, Taylor Hall, Nick Foligno, and Garnet Hathaway.

The upcoming 2023-24 season presents challenges, especially with Bergeron's departure leaving a void in center depth. Charlie Coyle, Pavel Zacha, Morgan Geekie, Patrick Brown or Jesper Boqvist are contenders, but none fit the 1C role needed for Cup contention.

A trade might be the solution to maintain competitiveness, given the loss of top-six centers. If not, Coyle and Zacha would take on these roles. While not replicating Bergeron's defensive prowess, Coyle brings two-way skills, while Zacha's chemistry with Pastrnak is notable.

Elias Lindholm stands out as an ideal fit. Not renewing his contract with the Calgary Flames, he offers a cost-effective option with age and defensive prowess. Securing him through trade and signing him long-term could bolster the Bruins' Eastern Conference standing.

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August 27   |   508 answers
A Single Trade Might Hold the Solution to the Bruins' Center Predicament

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