Boston Bruins Could Lose 2 More Key Players This Offseason

A tough finish to a historic season for the Boston Bruins could get even tougher this offseason, as several key members of the team might not be back. There's already been plenty of discussion about Patrice Bergeron's possible retirement, but there are two more key Bruins who are seriously considering their future in Boston—David Krejci and Dmitry Orlov.

37-year-old Krejci says retirement is definitely an option. But he wants to think about it just a bit more first.

"There's lots to think about," said Krejci. "I'm gonna go home soon, talk to my family but definitely gonna make a decision soon...I want to get away because everything is really raw right now. I don't want to make any decision that I'm gonna regret." 

But as noted by Bruins Insider Amalie Benjamin, there are only two options: it's either one more year with Boston, or hang up the skates. 

As for Orlov, the defenseman had a great run with the Bruins after being acquired in a trade from the Washington Capitals, upping his scoring tremendously (17 points in 23 regular season games and another eight assists in seven playoff games), even to the point of garnering the nickname Bobby Orr-lov. 

But after spending 10 ½ seasons with the Capitals, it sounds like the unrestricted free agent's heart is in DC.

Matt Porter of the Boston Globe tells us that Orlov is still "open" to the Bruins, but his long history in Washington portends a return there. “It’s my last contract," Orlov said.

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