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Bruins' Jim Montgomery lays discipline to 1000+ game NHL veteran

Published April 12, 2024 at 4:14 PM

Boston Bruins head coach, Jim Montgomery, is expressing dissatisfaction with forward James Van Riemsdyk's recent performance.

Van Riemsdyk has been in a scoring drought, leading to a loss of trust from the coaching staff.

Despite his wealth of NHL experience, Van Riemsdyk has found himself consistently benched in recent games.

His lack of contribution has raised concerns about his fit within the Bruins lineup, especially with veteran players like Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci no longer with the team, many thought JVR could be the replacement.

Looking like van Riemsdyk headed for the scratch

With the playoffs looming and the Bruins already securing a spot, the coaching staff remains hesitant to trust Van Riemsdyk. As a result, there's speculation that newly acquired forward Pat Maroon could take his place in the lineup for the upcoming NHL playoffs.

As the regular season winds down, the Bruins face tough decisions regarding their lineup, with Van Riemsdyk's future with the team hanging in the balance.

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Bruins' Jim Montgomery lays discipline to 1000+ game NHL veteran

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