David Krejci needs time to figure out his NHL future. He spoke with the media following the Boston Bruins elimination from the 2020-21 NHL playoffs and was asked about his future in the league and with the team as a pending UFA.
The 2020-21 season has come to an end for the Boston Bruins. The Cup window for this current core just shrunk a little more after Wednesday night’s Game 6 exit in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Hall and Krejci enter free agency this summer and the Bruins have some decisions to make. This off-season, the Boston Bruins have some decisions to make regarding the second line and uncertainty is in the air with contracts.
With Charlie McAvoy and Patrice Bergeron needing new contracts after next season and David Pastrnak scheduled for unrestricted free agency a year after that, the Bruins front office will have to delicately balance the transition from the current core to the new one.
Miller says he would likely have been ready for a Game 7, as he was cleared for contact following a concussion that sidelined him since May 21. It felt at times whatever the Boston Bruins got out of Kevan Miller this year was going to be a bonus.
Hall was arguably Boston's best trade-deadline acquisition this season. The 29-year-old scored eight goals and tallied 14 points in 16 regular-season games, adding three goals and five points in 11 postseason games.
Rask has spent his entire NHL career in Boston and has molded himself into one of the best netminders in Bruins history. While no extension has been signed yet, it's reasonable to believe the Bruins will bring him back.
The playoffs are over. And things are the same way they were last year. Welp. Here we are. B’s eliminated in the 2nd round. Again. I think one great lie told to fans is that the NHL playoffs is that anything can happen.
The 10-year anniversary of my favorite day ever spent in Boston comes around next week. Maybe you feel the same about Saturday, June 18, 2011, the day the Bruins rolled through the city on duck boats, rollicking and rejoicing in their first Stanley Cup championship in 39 years.
Tuukka Rask looked tired and defeated after the Islanders beat the Bruins in six games. “We’re all getting older and we’re not going to last forever, so it’s definitely closing at some point,” he said about Boston’s Stanley Cup window.