Matt Larkin Releases A Controversial Statement Towards The Bruins

Published September 3, 2023 at 10:56
The Boston Bruins have had a challenging offseason, dealing with some key departures that have left fans uncertain about the team's outlook.

The retirements of captain Patrice Bergeron and veteran forward David Krejci, along with the departures of Taylor Hall, Tyler Bertuzzi, and Dmitry Orlov, have created some notable gaps in the lineup.

General manager Don Sweeney has been working to address these gaps, but there's a sense that it might not be sufficient.

Matt Larkin from Daily Face-Off has shared his concerns about the Bruins' moves during the offseason, ranking them at the top of the list for teams that have seen a decline on paper as training camps approach.

Larkin points out,
«Bringing in older players like James van Riemsdyk, Milan Lucic, and Kevin Shattenkirk, along with various depth signings, won't come close to filling the void Boston is facing."

This kind of overhaul in the roster is significant, especially considering the salary cap era, and it raises questions about how competitive the team can be.

With these changes, players like Pavel Zacha and Charlie Coyle are expected to step into bigger roles as the top two centers for Boston.

However, there are doubts about whether the Bruins can maintain their position as a top-four team in the Atlantic Division.

Despite the challenges, there are some positives for the Bruins.

Players like David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy, and standout goalie Linus Ullmark offer reasons to be hopeful.

Still, achieving the same level of success as previous seasons might be a tough ask.

As we approach the 2023-24 season, the Bruins are looking at a difficult journey ahead.

While they have the talent to compete, the major changes to the roster might lead to a decrease in their number of wins, as Larkin suggests.

It's a tough situation for Boston fans, and the new season is yet to begin.
Source: Hockeyfeed
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