As the Boston Bruins go into the season with some question marks on their NHL roster that they’ll either address internally or do it at the NHL trade deadline.
Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports there’s no question that there are some unanswered questions headed into the season. Is Derek Forbort capable of being a shutdown top pair defenseman with Charlie McAvoy?
Haggerty went on to say, “the second line center spot could be a major weakness, and I do think the B’s offense is going to take a step back to start next season with the playmaking Krejci no longer around.”
The Bruins did spend $27 million in cap space this summer and are likely not making any other moves until the first few months into the season to see how this team performs.
If Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk continues to struggle at the start of the season, the B’s will likely look to package him out for a 2nd line center.
This team is what it is. They are in transition and while they are fully capable of going on a run, they need to start the build around Pasta, Carlo, McAvoy, Swayman/Ulmark. The Rick Nash trade ends up looking worse every day so no more deadline crap. The playoffs are a crap shoot and health is a huge part of it. Keep your picks, if DeBrusk gets you what you need so be it. At the end of the day, the next few years are going to depend on whether Studnicka is what they drafted him to be. Coyle will work as a 2C but who is taking Bergeron’s place in two years?