The Bruins will regret not going after these free agents

Published July 14, 2023 at 12:07
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Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney had a clear plan for the free agency period but faced limited cap space and the loss of key free agents.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Blake Wheeler, and Filip Zadina slipped through their grasp, raising concerns about the team's strategy.

Ekman-Larsson signed with the Florida Panthers, missing the opportunity to address the team's defensive needs.

Wheeler joined the New York Rangers, which could have boosted the Bruins' scoring and provided depth.


Zadina's signing with the San Jose Sharks deprived the Bruins of a promising addition to their lineup.

Sweeney aimed to sign veterans to low-risk contracts to bridge the cap space until next summer but failing to secure these players questions the effectiveness of this approach.

The Bruins will rely on their veteran signings, but the absence of Ekman-Larsson, Wheeler, and Zadina will be felt as the team faces the upcoming challenges.

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