A dramatic turn of events in Boston regarding Brad Marchand to be expected?

Published May 4, 2023 at 9:28

There is one certainty for the Boston Bruins heading into the next season, and that is the team will have significant changes to its lineup.

End-of-season assessments have just concluded, following the surprising elimination against the Florida Panthers in the first round of the playoffs, and already the majority of experts are talking about a possible crossroads for this team.

The team's General Manager, Don Sweeney, will have a colossal task at hand trying to mend the broken pieces, but the mission already seems lost in advance, given several major departures.

At present, the team's payroll is estimated at $72.9 million, and there are only 14 players currently signed with the club. Here are the possible departures to be expected:

In connection with this situation that could drastically change the Bruins for the upcoming season, Marc-Olivier Beaudoin, from the website DansLesCoulisses.com, raised a very interesting hypothesis that could create a general surprise in Boston.

With the possible retirement of the team's top two centers, Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, the rebuilding process seems more and more inevitable, and Brad Marchand could be one of the sacrificial lambs.

It must be said that the performance of the 34-year-old forward, in addition to his excellent contract of $6.125 million, could make him a high-quality bait on the trade market.

This would allow rebuilding around the organization's younger players, like David Pastrnak and Charlie McAvoy, who will be the pillars of the Bruins for years to come.

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May 4   |   74 answers
A dramatic turn of events in Boston regarding Brad Marchand to be expected?

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