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The down fall of the Boston Bruins was confirmed following recent report


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Joshua Deeds
July 8, 2024  (8:43 PM)
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The Boston Bruins by all means are a team in shambles as the roster turnover has been significant.

In the last two years, the record-breaking Presidents Trophy Bruins which lost in the first round has seen its players retire and scatter around the league.
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Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci would say goodbye to the sport of hockey, leaving the NHL. Leaving many Bruins fans and hockey pundits everywhere, sad and feeling the emptiness left as their presence no longer darkens TD Gardens halls.
BOS turnover from players part of the 2022/2023 regular season record breaking team

Bergeron
Krejci
Debrusk
Bertuzzi
Hall
Smith
Foligno
Nosek
Greer
Lauko
Hathaway
Orlov
Grzelcyk
Clifton
Forbort
Zboril
Reilly
Ullmark

15 months later & still they are among the better teams

The rest of the turnover would be significant, as they would continue to shed talent and it's obvious the team has never been thinner on depth.
Again they lost to the Florida Panthers in the playoffs in 2023-2024, as more would leave, including Jake DeBrusk and Linus Ullmark, and others would walk in free agency or be traded, as Jakub Zboril is now a Columbus Blue Jacket.
If the Bruins are to cement themselves as one of the better teams in the NHL, they will need to continue to find a forward for the top six and solidify the defensive pairs, as they have lost muscle and scoring.
The absence of Tyler Bertuzzi and Taylor Hall is noticeable, as the B's had to rely upon Charlie Coyle and Pavel Zacha as top-six forwards this season.
While it is true the Bruins did finish 2nd in the Atlantic Division, with a 47-20-15 record, they're a paper tiger as the Panthers have torn them to shreds in two post-season series.
GM Don Sweeney has to put the team back on the horse and find a modern team that echoes the Big Bad Bruins because last season they were the hunted, compared to the bloodthirsty winners of the past.

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Taylor Hall
Charlie Coyle
Tyler Bertuzzi
Jake Debrusk
Linus Ullmark
Pavel Zacha
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