What to Expect from These Bruins Players in the 2023-24 Season

Published September 10, 2023 at 5:40 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
As September approaches, the 2023-24 NHL season is on the horizon, and the Boston Bruins are preparing for training camp at Warrior Ice Arena, where notable changes await.

The absence of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, the team's top centers, leaves a significant void. These seasoned players excelled in face-offs and playmaking.

The central question now is how the Bruins will perform offensively without these key figures. While the outcome remains uncertain, let's dive into predictions for the 2023-24 season.

Jake DeBrusk Scores 30-Plus Goals:


Jake DeBrusk is gearing up for a pivotal season. Although he's reached 27 goals previously, this time, he won't have Bergeron by his side, which previously contributed to his success. With Pavel Zacha or Charlie Coyle as his centers, known for their playmaking abilities, a 30-plus goal season could secure DeBrusk's future in Boston.

Charlie McAvoy Has 50-Plus Assists:

With Bergeron and Krejci no longer in the lineup, the Bruins may face tighter games. They'll rely heavily on defense and goaltending, making Charlie McAvoy, their offensive defenseman, pivotal. Leading the top power-play unit, McAvoy's transition skills could yield 50 assists if he stays healthy.

Morgan Geekie Scores 20-Plus Goals:

Morgan Geekie, signed to a two-year deal, is poised to step up. Despite lacking star linemates like Krejci and Pastrnak, Geekie's expanded role in Boston could lead to consistent goal-scoring. Keep an eye on this wildcard at training camp.

Jeremy Swayman Wins More Games Than Linus Ullmark:

With Linus Ullmark as last season's Vezina Trophy winner, expectations are high. Jeremy Swayman, quietly strong last year, is playing on a one-year contract, adding motivation. While the winner depends on defensive support and forward scoring, Swayman could secure 30-plus wins and establish himself as the go-to goalie this season.

These predictions come with challenges, considering the competitive Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. Making the playoffs won't be a walk in the park, but if these forecasts align with reality, the Bruins could have a shot.

Source: Thehockeywriters
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