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BRUINS CORE AT RISK OF DISASSEMBLY

After yet another successful regular season where the Bruins claimed their third Presidents' Trophy in the past 30 years and their second in the past six years, the Boston Bruins were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. After going 0-3 in the seeding round, Boston was able to settle in and they were again successful in a repeat match up of the Eastern Conference Finals last year, beating the Hurricanes 4-1 in their first best-of-seven series.

Even considering the COVID Cup situation aside for all teams, the Bruins still came away with one of the most interesting stories out of the bubble. Tuukka Rask chose to forgo the remainder of the playoffs by leaving the bubble and choosing to spend this valuable time with his family, Nick Ritchie was given a slap on the wrist for a very dangerous hit on Lightning Yanni Gourde, and now it seems as though the core for the once mighty Boston Bruins may have seen its last day.



According to a tweet from a senior writer for The Athletic from Boston, when it comes to contract negotiations, both parties are a ways away. He writes that there has been "minimal contract talks," which is not good news if you are a Bruins fan hoping to watch more games with Krug in the black and yellow. Shizawa goes on to quote Krug with "I'm in a position where I need to make the most of it." This certainly sounds like Krug is looking for one last big pay day contract and is willing to test the market if he feels that is his best chance of making that one last contract.



Shinzawa's next tweet was in regards to aging defenseman Zdeno Chara. Chara has captained this team since the beginning of the 2006 season, leading his team to three cup finals including the successful run in 2011. The tweet is a quote from the 43-year-old stating that he "(wants) to stay in Boston. I want to be a Boston Bruin." Obviously, Zdeno is not yet done with his NHL career by the sounds of it but it's a wonder on how much longer he can keep up with today's style of game and just how much longer he'll last in the NHL.
SAM WOODFORD
SEPTEMBER 3, 2020  (11H42)
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