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Boston Bruins Unlikely to Secure Replacement for Patrice Bergeron's Position


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Austin Sabourin
August 17, 2023  (2:44 PM)
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The Boston Bruins have taken a hit this off-season, as the retirements of David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron have left a significant gap in their lineup, particularly down the center position.

"MARK SCHEIFELE ISN'T JOINING THE BOSTON BRUINS"

Reports from Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet suggest that the Boston Bruins are unlikely to pursue a trade for Mark Scheifele.

In the wake of losing two franchise icons, Boston's current center options include Pavel Zacha, Charlie Coyle, Morgan Geekie, and Jesper Boquist. While their wings boast elite talent, the team is in need of stronger center play.
This has led to speculation linking Boston to players like Mark Scheifele and Elias Lindholm this summer. However, financial constraints make a deal involving a prominent center a formidable challenge due to salary cap limitations.

Primary Contender

Although Lindholm has performed well for Calgary, many saw Scheifele, the leader of the Jets, as a prime candidate. Yet, Ken Wiebe's report from Sportsnet indicates that the Bruins aren't currently positioned to strike a deal, making such a move highly unlikely.
Looking ahead, with ample projected cap space next year, Wiebe suggests that waiting might be the wisest choice. While deadline acquisitions could benefit the Bruins, it seems they are opting to retain their future assets for now.
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