Rebuilding Reportedly Not an Option For Bruins

Published May 11, 2023 at 1:41 PM

The future of the Boston Bruins has been a hot topic of conversation over the last few weeks, with fans wondering if it's finally time to restructure this aging team. It makes sense that with an aging core composed of Bergeron, Krejci, and Marchand, that management might be looking to get a bit younger and build new foundations. However, that reportedly isn't the case for Boston.

Even Without Bergeron and Krejci, Bruins Can Remain Competitive

Bruins President Cam Neely and General Manager Don Sweeney both commented on the current state of the Bruins following their rather embarrassing loss to the Florida Panthers in the first round of the playoffs this year.

Neely was adamant that despite the potential losses the Bruins may incur this off-season, the team they will retain will be more than enough to remain competitive and strong.

«I had a couple players at the exit meetings actually apologize and say, ‘You guys gave us a wagon of a team, and we didn't execute.' So, the players, they know. Players know when you have a chance to win and when you don't. They knew we had a chance to win."

«The goal is always to remain competitive. Don mentioned the pieces that we have coming back are pretty good hockey players. I think we got a little taste of potentially what the team might look like in Games 3 and 4."

«I thought those two games obviously put us up three games to one. So, I think we can still be a better team, but there's a lot of work to do this summer, there's no question.» - Cam Neely

Sweeney commented on the potential changes to come, stating that while they may lose some key veteran pieces, they expect their younger players to step up as leaders in the locker room.

«Our goal was to put the season on the absolute best roster we could put together and try and take a real legitimate run and we failed, no question. So, we have to pay that forward a little bit.»

«Roster changes are likely coming. We're not going to be the same team, but our mandate internally, collectively as a group, is we have a really strong core of guys that hopefully will continue to grow, will take leadership responsibility moving forward regardless of whether or not Patrice and David walk back through the door because they need to.» - Don Sweeney

It's clear that despite the potential shift in responsibilities next season, the mindset in Boston is expected to remain the same. It should be exciting to see what's to come next season for the Bruins.

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May 11   |   329 answers
Rebuilding Reportedly Not an Option For Bruins

Should Boston try to re-sign Bergeron and Krejci this summer?

Yes Bergeron, no Krejci9027.4 %
Yes Krejci, no Bergeron123.6 %
Yes, re-sign them both!11234 %
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