Three players that must step up with Bergeron being gone

Published July 30, 2023 at 2:09 PM

With the retirement of Patrice Bergeron, the Boston Bruins are left with a significant void to fill at center. Cam Neely, the President of hockey operations, recognizes the importance of the task, affirming,

"We'll do whatever we can to bolster that position."

Trade rumors are swirling, but if a deal isn't secured, the Bruins will turn to their prospect pool.

One promising prospect is Matthew Poitras, drafted in 2022. Standing at 5-foot-11, Poitras has demonstrated exceptional playmaking skills in the Ontario Hockey League, earning himself a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins.

Another hopeful talent is Brett Harrison, a 6-foot-2 forward drafted in 2021. Growing up idolizing Bergeron, the Bruins have high hopes for Harrison's development as a reliable player.

Additionally, Georgii Merkulov, signed as a free agent, led the Providence Bruins in offense and has the potential to earn a spot on Boston's roster.

While it's clear that none of these prospects can entirely replace Bergeron, they offer a glimpse of hope for the Bruins' competitive future.

Source: Thehockeywriters
July 30   |   245 answers
Three players that must step up with Bergeron being gone

If the Bruins can't make a deal and have to turn to their prospects pool, out of the 3 players who would you like to see be selected?

Matthew Poitras10040.8 %
Brett Harrison5522.4 %
Georgii Merkulov9036.7 %
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