I fear that many of you are doing it again.
We’ve been here before. We’ve done this already. Yes, I’m talking to you, 2022 Mazz with the “Ty Anderson is on crack for thinking the Bruins can win the division.” We’ve already been through this, and yet, here we are, doing it all over again.
We’re sleeping on the Boston Bruins once again.
Listen, there’s no way of sugarcoating this offseason. It sucked. But everybody involved knew it was going to suck. Patrice Bergeron is gone. David Krejci is gone. Deadline additions such as Tyler Bertuzzi and Dmitry Orlov went to two teams standing in your way (Bertuzzi to the Leafs and Orlov to the Hurricanes), and even Connor Clifton left for Buffalo. Such is life when your ‘all in’ moves, while perfectly executed in theory and in pursuit of the end goal, blow up in your face with a round one loss and completely blow up your cap situation for the following season.
And though the Bruins will skate with over $4 million in bonus overage penalties and ice a roster devoid of a legitimate, No. 1 center, are we really suckering ourselves into thinking this team will be downright bad?
Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for 985TheSportsHub.com. He has been covering the Bruins since 2010, and has been a member of the Boston chapter of the PHWA since 2013. Yell at him on Twitter/X: @_TyAnderson.