Why the Bruins decided to move Hall and keep Ullmark

JUL 25, 2023   |   BY HUNTER BOWMAN
When it comes to evaluating Linus Ullmark and Taylor Hall's performances last season, the numbers speak volumes.

Ullmark's exceptional record of 40 wins in 49 games far surpassed Taylor Hall's 36 points over 61 games.

For the Boston Bruins, who faced center-related challenges, having a reliable presence between the pipes proved to be of greater significance than a third-line winger at the moment.

Linus Ullmark displayed an impressive performance throughout the 2022-2023 Regular Season, with his stellar stats speaking for themselves:

GP: 49
W: 40
L: 6
OT: 1
GAA: 1.89
SV%: .938

On the other hand, Taylor Hall's contributions were solid but fell short in comparison:

GP: 61
G: 16
A: 20
P: 36
+/-: 11

With Ullmark's standout achievements in the net, the Bruins' focus on securing a formidable presence at the center position remains justified.

As they prioritize their roster decisions, it's clear that the importance of a strong goaltender cannot be underestimated.