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What do the Bruins need at the trade deadline?

Published January 30, 2024 at 8:52 PM
BY CHRIST
Center Position Reinforcement: Following the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, it became apparent that bolstering the center position was crucial for the Bruins' playoff aspirations. While Pavel Zacha and Charlie Coyle have performed commendably as the top two line centers, the team's faceoff win rate of 49.3% (ranked 19th in the NHL) indicates a need for stronger play in crucial moments, especially in the playoffs. Players like Elias Lindholm, Sean Monahan, and Adam Henrique could provide the Bruins with additional strength and skill in faceoff situations, enhancing their overall performance.

Maintaining the Current Strategy

The disappointment of the Bruins' first-round exit in the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs, despite a record-breaking regular season, will linger in the team's history. Yet, it's crucial to recognize that Boston was a mere two shots away from advancing to the second round, with close overtime losses in Games 5 and 7 against the Florida Panthers. Apart from the center position, the Bruins don't have significant weaknesses. Instead of trading away their limited draft picks or promising young players, the team might be better off relying on its current roster, which has proven capable of competing with almost any opponent in recent seasons.

Source: prohockeyrumors


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