Uncertain Future: Will This Star Continue with the Bruins?

Published September 23, 2023 at 11:31
Jake DeBrusk, a long-time Boston Bruin with 385 games under his belt, faces an uncertain future as he enters the last season of his two-year, $8 million contract. Negotiations for an extension have yet to begin, leaving his future with the team in question.

General manager Don Sweeney expressed the team's desire for clarity:

«We'd like to know if Jake indeed does want to be here... Hopefully, we can find common ground. Besides that, I'm not going to comment on anything publicly. We'd like to see Jake remain with the Boston Bruins.»

DeBrusk is expected to play a pivotal role for the Bruins, stepping into the top-six wing position, even without Patrice Bergeron as his center. Coach Jim Montgomery believes he's ready to become a go-to player, not just a complementary one.

While the Bruins expect to remain competitive, significant roster turnover raises questions about their future performance. Depending on how the season unfolds, DeBrusk's fate may become clearer. If playoffs seem unlikely, a trade for future assets could be on the horizon. The Bruins must carefully evaluate their options before committing to a long-term contract, as they learned from the Pastrnak situation last year.

For now, DeBrusk may have to be patient as his future with the Bruins hangs in the balance.

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Uncertain Future: Will This Star Continue with the Bruins?

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