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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-

Patrice Bergeron Is the Definition of a "Team Player"

What's a team player? It's Patrice Bergeron, one of the most loyal players to ever suit up for the black and gold. Bergeron was selected 45th overall by the Boston Bruins during the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.  The Quebec native, Bergeron, has proven to be a true leader on and off the ice. Bergeron stars on the ice as the Bruins' first-line centermen. He has played in over 1200+ games with the club, while sitting fourth in team history with 982 points and fourth in total career assists and goals. Off the ice, Patrice is a true leader. Bergeron was named the 20th team captain in Bruins history. But, since signing his most recent contract, we've seen the real Bergeron.  The Quebec native, isn't playing hockey for the money. He wants to win in Boston. The Bruins and Bergeron recently announced a one-year contract extension for the forward. Bergeron's contract includes a $2.5M base cap hit, along with $2.5M in potential bonuses (if he were to play at least ten games thi

Bruins Sign Bergeron to One-Year Contract

The Boston Bruins have signed captain Patrice Bergeron to a one-year contract. Bergeron's contract will have a $2.5M base salary, along with $2.5M in incentives. The Bruins are coming off a defeat to the Carolina Hurricanes during the first-round. Reports rumored Bergeron would retire, but that was not the case. The Boston captain is the reigning Selke Trophy winner, an award given to the best defensive forward. Over his career, Patrice has spent all of his time in Boston. Bergeron has logged in over 1200+ games and has scored 400 goals and 582 assists. Boston originally selected their captain with the 45th pick of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Bergeron will center Boston's first-line once again this season. More details to come.

Who will the Bruins Trade Prior to the Upcoming Season?

Who is the ideal candidate for Don Sweeney? We know that the Bruins need more cap space in order to sign Pavel Zacha, Patrice Bergeron, and maybe even David Krejci. Boston has Craig Smith and Mike Reilly, who are two players that could be on the shopping block. Let's start with Smith, who was acquired by Boston through free agency. He signed a three-year contract, worth an AAV of $ 3.1M . The Wisconsin native is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the conclusion of the 2022-23 season. What makes Smith the perfect player to move? First off, Smith has a respectable trading value. The Bruins won't be dealing Nick Foligno, let's face it. A seasoned vet, Foligno, has proven to be a signing flop. Boston would have to deal a high-end prospect or high-end draft picks in order to trade Foligno's salary. For example, a first-round pick. Boston would get future assets if Smith were to be traded. Furthermore, retaining draft picks for future use. Smith is another guy th

The Myths and Facts Behind 2022 NHL Free Agency: The Top Unrestricted Free Agents Still Available

It's the middle of the summer and training camp is set to roll around in about a month's time. Many National Hockey League teams look to boost their roster after disappointing seasons, while others look to rebuild and generate a bright future. Here are the top free agents still available: 1. Patrice Bergeron   Bergeron has been a staple in the Boston Bruins lineup since the 2003-04 season, when he made his NHL debut. Bergeron, who turns 37 later this July, has yet to sign an NHL contract and no one knows if he will return. After the Bruins were eliminated in the first round of the NHL playoffs last season, many wondered if the Quebec native had played his last NHL game. If Bergeron was to return to the NHL, it would only be to the Boston Bruins. Bergeron has proved to be a loyal and dedicated player for his Boston team. The Bruins captain is coming off a Selke winning season while also scoring 25 goals and 40 assists. Many people also inquire as to whether an agreement has b

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