With the calendar turning to July, this is going to be a big month for the Boston Bruins with several key decisions on tap.
First, the Bruins must submit their Seattle Kracken Expansion Draft protected list to the NHL ahead of the July 21 draft. Then two nights later, the annual NHL Entry Draft will take place, followed by the madness of free agency on July 28.
While the Bruins are expected to lose some young key pieces to the Kracken, possibly upfront or on defense, there are going to plenty of free agents from their own to others from around the league that Boston could be in on to improve their 2021-22 roster for what they hope is a deep playoff run.
With team president, Cam Neely saying in his final media availability in mid-June after the Black and Gold were eliminated for the Stanley Cup playoffs by the New York Islanders, they favor putting together another run for their core group.
Some big-name players are rumored to be on the trade market as the offseason begins following the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final. Here are three players that the Bruins should stay away from in a potential trade. We have recently written about some of them, but it’s too risky for Boston in the end.