The Boston Bruins are enjoying one of their most successful seasons in years. It’s time for the Bruins to add some pieces to the 2023 roster. With a comfortable lead in the Atlantic Division, the Bruins are 35-5-4. They are second in the NHL on the Penalty kill and second on the power play Plus, an amazing 92 goals against the league’s best. In this post, we will examine the Bruin’s needs heading into the second half.
Add A Physical Defenseman
With the season half over the team needs to add a physical defenseman. In two of the Bruin’s losses to the Kraken and Knights dominated, the Bruins. Adding a defenseman will take the pressure off the offense and add depth in case of injury.
One name mentioned is Vancouver’s, Bo Horvat. Horvat is having a monster season as one of the league’s top scorers. Two players I like are Arizona’s Josh Brown and Jakub ChyChrun. Chychrun will be costly. Josh Brown, is 6’5″ and a massive 225 pounds. He would be an imposing presence.
Add Organizational Depth
Injury- wise, the Bruins have been fortunate. Charlie McAvoy missed several games due to shoulder surgery. Brad Marchand missed several months Adding organizational depth veteran player, or two will make the difference come to the playoffs.
Arizona is struggling with 14 wins and 33 points in the Western Division. If the right deal can not be achieved, the club can fall back on organizational depth. In Providence, the Bruins have defenseman Mike Reilly and Jakob Zboril on defense. Young Oscar Steen has been up and down this season. s for the goaltending if Ullmark or Swayman gets injured Keith Kincaid is a reliable backup.
Staying healthy is the key to going deep in the postseason. So far, the Bruins have been healthy enough to stay on their torrid pace. Personally, the organization needs to add a defenseman. Giving up a number – one pick is risky.
With, the season half over, the Bruins have a way to go. So far, they haven’t experienced a long losing streak. Head coach Jim Montgomery has done a remarkable job with both the veterans and young players. It’s been twelve years since the Bruins won the cup.