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Goaltending Will be a Critical Aspect for the Boston Bruins - Ullmark, Swayman

The Boston Bruins will look to rely on their goaltending tandem of Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman to help position themselves into a playoff position. We all know the first few months of the NHL season will be hard on the Bruins. The team will be without superstar Brad Marchand, defensive quarterback Charlie McAvoy, and offensive d-man Matt Grzelcyk. Three essential key aspects of an elite Bruins squad. Last season, the tandem of Ullmark and Swayman would be best described as solid. By no means were they elite, but they weren't horrible either. Bruins management will look for strong starts from both of their goaltenders, as they are likely to share the starts and share somewhat equal ice time in the crease.   Veteran goaltender Linus Ullmark will look to bounce back from a poor playoff showing against the Carolina Hurricanes last season. Ullmark finished his season with two playoff losses. The Swedish goalkeeper finished his first season in Boston with a save percentage of .91

Time is only Hurting the Boston Bruins - Bergeron, Marchand, Krejci

The Boston Bruins are in the final stretches with their current team core. This will likely be their final push for the Stanley Cup, with captain Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and potentially even Brad Marchand in the same lineup. The last three members from the 2011 Stanley Cup winners, still playing for Boston. Both Bergeron and Krejci are UFA's by the end of the upcoming season.  The Bruins are one of the oldest teams in the entire NHL. They have been a staple in the playoffs ever since missing out during the 2016-2017 season. The Bruins even made it to the Stanley Cup final during the 2018-2019 season.   It is now or never for the core of the Boston Bruins. Time isn't slowing down, the Bruins are getting older, and like many professional sports, athletes tend to slow down as they age. After the upcoming 2022–23 season, it is likely that Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci may retire. Rumors speculated that Bergeron contemplated retirement this offseason. Bergeron turned 37-

Grading Boston Bruins Players by Season Performance

The Boston Bruins had a disappointing ending to their 2021-22 season. After finishing in the top wildcard spot, Boston was eventually dismantled by the Carolina Hurricanes. Now that all the dust has settled, let's grade the Bruins players season! #63 - Brad Marchand (A) Brad Marchand was once again Boston's leading scorer. The pesky winger put up 32 goals and 48 assists , for 80 points in just 70 games. Marchand had a hot start to the 2021-22 season, poised to break the 100 point margin. Over the course of the season, Marchand's scoring dried up, although he finished with an over a point -per-game average. The one downside to Marchand's game would be the poor discipline he showed. The Halifax native was suspended for six games after getting into an altercation with Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry.  #73 - Charlie McAvoy (A) McAvoy showed substantial growth in his offensive ability and proved to be Boston's quarterback. The former first-round pick recorde

An Introduction All About Boston Bruins Forward Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand is a 5'9'' left winger currently playing for the Boston Bruins. Marchand, who is originally from Halifax, NS, was drafted by the Moncton Wildcats in the second round of the QMJHL draft. The 2004 2nd rounder would play 129 games for the Cats, tallying, a total of 95 regular-season points. While scoring 20 playoff points in 31 games. Marchand was to be traded from the Wildcats to the Val d'Or Foreurs after the 2005-2006 season. Marchand spent the next two seasons with Val d'Or. In 90 regular games, he put up a total of 124 pts and in 20 playoff games, he put up an astonishing 40 points. He would soon be swapped to the Halifax Mooseheads for prospects after the conclusion of the 2005-06 season. The 19-year-old captured 29 points during a 26 game stint in Halifax. Marchand was then selected 71st overall during the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, by the Boston Bruins. The 2008-2009 season would be Marchand's first pro season, playing for the Providence Bruins.