It is safe to say that the 2021 offseason is going to an interesting one for the Boston Bruins and their general manager Don Sweeney. It was made clear in the season-ending media availabilities that the Black and Gold are going to look to make at least one more run next season for the Stanley Cup.
In order to do so, there is going to have to be some shuffling of the current roster before training camp kicks off in September at Warrior Ice Arena. There are some free agents that the Bruins would like to retain for next season, as well as possibly adding some free agents to the roster to help bolster a run in 2021-22.
The offseason is going to come down to which free agents re-sign in Boston, as well as the health of some other ones that are going to go surgery, like free-agent to be Tuukka Rask. Whether or not Rask re-signs, it’s most likely the Bruins will be in the market for a goalie either through free agency or in a trade.
One thing is clear as the Bruins begin to make key decisions next month, there are some players that are currently under contract that are expected to return and play a part in how successful the season will be. Some of those players had tough 2021 regular seasons, as well as a tough time in the playoffs. Here are three players that the Bruins could use a bounce-back 2021-22 season from. I know we’re three-plus months away from next season, but it’s never too early to look ahead, is it?