It has been five days since the Boston Bruins were eliminated from the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs in six games by the New York Islanders. While the series certainly started out very well for the Bruins, it ended in frustration against one of the more structured teams in the NHL.
On paper, the Bruins arguably had the better roster, but as we have learned many times in sports, paper doesn’t win games or championships. It has to be done on the ice and after the dust settled, the Black and Gold just didn’t get it done on the ice.
With the 56-game 2020-21 regular-season and postseason in the books for the Bruins, it’s no secret that Bruins’ general manager Don Sweeney and the front office have a big summer ahead of them. They have a handful of free agents, some that make up the core of the Bruins roster.
Two of the three players Boston acquired at the trade deadline are also free agents and both have expressed interest in returning to Causeway St. next season for another run with the Bruins.
With many decisions to make over the summer for the 2021-22 season, here are two players that could not be on the Bruins roster when training camp opens at Warrior Ice Arena in September.