Bruins Forward Won't Be Back At The Start Of The Season

Published May 24, 2023 at 11:53

The Boston Bruins find themselves facing some serious challenges, particularly when it comes to managing their salary cap as we all know. It's quite possible that we've witnessed the last games of Patrice Bergeron, the long-serving team captain, as well as David Krejci. Additionally, key players such as Charlie Coyle, Brad Marchand, Taylor Hall, and others are getting older, and their contracts are nearing their expiration dates.

Recently, there has been a report indicating that yet another Bruins player might be departing, as he's expected to secure a contract exceeding $5 million. The news was shared on Twitter by Frank Seravalli:

This time, it's Tyler Bertuzzi, a 28-year-old winger, who will be leaving the team due to salary cap constraints. Bertuzzi joined the Bruins through a trade with the Detroit Red Wings just before the trade deadline. The Bruins gave up a protected first-round pick in the 2024 draft and a fourth-round pick in 2025 to acquire him. Interestingly, Bertuzzi performed admirably during his time in Boston, notching up 16 points in 21 regular season games. He also made an impact in the playoffs, contributing five goals and five assists, totaling 10 points across seven games.

It begs the question: Why wouldn't the Bruins want to bring him back? Is he asking for too much in terms of his contract? Moreover, who else do they plan on re-signing? Are they considering pursuing any free agents? Personally, I believe that Tyler Bertuzzi represents the team's best option moving forward, given his productive stint as a Bruin.
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