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The Reason Bruins Fans Should Temper Their Hopes for Lucic


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Austin Sabourin
August 26, 2023  (6:33 PM)
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Milan Lucic's return to the Boston Bruins has sparked excitement in the 2023 offseason. With a one-year, $1 million deal signed in July, both Lucic and the franchise are pleased.

Originally drafted in 2006, Lucic made his mark during the 2007-08 season, contributing eight goals and 27 points. A key player in the team's 2011 Stanley Cup win, he amassed 62 points, including 30 goals, during the regular season and 12 points in the playoffs.
Despite a dip in performance, Lucic's positive World Championship experience this summer has renewed his confidence for the 2023-24 season.
Traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 2015, Lucic's return follows a career journey. He flourished with the Kings and later secured a contract with the Edmonton Oilers. After a $42 million deal, he opted to reunite with the Bruins.
Though his recent performance was modest, Lucic aims for improvement in a bottom-six role. His international showing indicates potential for a favorable impact, and his leadership could fill the void left by retiring players.
Lucic's experience benefits young players in bottom-six roles, aligning with the Bruins' developmental approach.
Despite tempered expectations, Lucic's potential to impact the team's dynamics on and off the ice makes him a standout signing this year.
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