Next season will be tough to beat for the Boston Bruins, at least in terms for the regular season. They broke all kinds of records during the 2022-23 season, including most wins ever in the regular season, as well as most point.
They were the odds favorite to win the Cup, and nobody saw them getting eliminated against the 8-seeded Florida Panthers. The Bruins were up 3-1 in the first-round serie, but their season came to an end after a stunning comeback by the Panthers.
The Bruins players were heartbroken after the Game 7 overtime loss at the TD Garden, but for one player, it sticked more. Patrice Bergeron is the captain of the Boston Bruins, and directly after the Bruins were eliminated, speculations started wether it was Bergeron’s final game of his career.
Bergeron was emotional on the ice, as he embraced his teammates, and saluted the fans. Many saw it as a sign that he might be calling it, and that also goes for David Krejci.
The veteran is in the same scenario as Bergeron: Many believe he might have played his final game of his career. The previous season, Krejci scored 16 goals and recorded 40 assists, and there’s no doubt that the Bruins would want both Krejci and Bergeron in the starting line up when October comes.
But there’s been no clarification whether they’ll stick around for another year, or retiring.
But now, it seems like the duo’s plan has been leaked—by non other than a teammate. In a piece for The Athletic, Fluto Shinzawa said that an anonymous Bruins player’s revealed that both are hanging up the saktes.
”One teammate, who requested anonymity because of his respect for Bergeron and Krejci, told The Athletic he’s not counting on either being back‚” Shinzawa said.
The Bruins have a tough puzzle to solve regarding their cap spaces, with or without Bergeron or Krejci. It’s believed that the Bruins will need around eight players with a cap hit under $5 million.