Upcoming Season Sees Bruins' Star Player Ready to Lead the Team

Published September 5, 2023 at 10:45
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
The Boston Bruins are getting ready for a hockey season that's going to be different from what we've seen recently.

This time, they won't have familiar faces like Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci on the ice, which is a big change after almost twenty years.

Charlie Coyle, a veteran center, is all set to take on the challenge.

During an interview on WEEI's The Gresh & Fauria Show, Coyle mentioned how much Bergeron and Krejci meant to the team and how their absence will be noticeable.


But Coyle also sees this as a chance for him and the team to step up. He believes it's an opportunity for players to take on new roles and help the team succeed.

"We all wish they could play. But those are job opportunities right now, right? That gets me fired up, it only gets our team fired up," Coyle said. "If we need to work harder this year, so be it. It'll help us in the long run during the playoffs."

Coyle expects this season to be different, both on and off the ice.

With the team's leaders leaving, the Bruins need to create a new culture that's like what Bergeron and Krejci established.

While they can't replace those players on their own, Coyle thinks working together is crucial.

"We want to keep that culture those guys brought," Coyle explained. "That's why our team is good, because of that culture. So, even though those guys are gone, how do we keep that going? We can't replace them individually, but we can all pitch in and give a little more effort."

Coyle has been with the Bruins for the past five seasons, so he knows how things work. Last season, he scored 16 goals and got 45 points in 82 games, playing for almost 17 minutes each game.

With Bergeron and Krejci leaving, Coyle will have an even more important role in the upcoming season.

The 2023-24 Bruins will be different without Bergeron and Krejci, and they have a big gap to fill.

Bergeron, who won the Selke Trophy six times, and Krejci, who was with the team for 16 seasons, are leaving a great legacy.

Even though the team fell short of their goal in the 2022-23 season, Coyle remembers the fun and the strong bond among the players.

"It was a blast, every day at the rink was so much fun. It felt like we hardly lost. It was a really special team," Coyle said. "Of course, we didn't achieve our main goal. We have to use that as motivation, and I believe we are."

The Bruins are getting ready for a fresh start, ready to accept change and work hard toward their goals.

Source: Clutchpoints
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