Bruins Have 4 Cheap Bottom-6 Players To Consider On Free Agent Market

The Boston Bruins have had a very underwhelming offseason that has seen them lose many key players from last year's team. Their additions, depth players on cheap contracts. Their top-six is weaker, but manageable. The thing that really needs to be addressed is the bottom-six. Four of the six players recorded less than 20 points last season while two of them played just around 9 minutes per game. There are clear upgrades available on the open market still that the team needs to bring in.

Max Comtois

The Anaheim Ducks didn't qualify Max Comtois after another disappointing season. It wasn't too long ago when he led the team in goals and points, but has fallen on hard times since then. A change of scenery is much needed and the Bruins could be the perfect landing spot for him. Going from the worst team in the league to the best from last season would be a huge boost in itself and he plays a tough game at the very least. There's opportunity in the Bruins' bottom-six and the team can take a chance on this 24-year-old.

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen has always played a middle to bottom-six role on the teams he's played for and has never really cashed in. That could be the case again this year as he's unsigned after scoring eight goals and 22 points in 65 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Bruins and Heinen could look to rekindle an old partnership as his two best seasons came when he got started in Boston. The 28-year-old could be an underrated addition and will be cheap to acquire and have on the team this time around.

Phil Kessel

Phil Kessel is coming off another Stanley Cup and he just keeps chugging along on his games played streak. The 35-year-old might not be as dominant as he once was, but he can still score, shoot, and skate very well. He also got his career started in Boston. Either of the third or fourth line right wing spots could be easily available to a veteran like this to give the young players a little more support. The Bruins brought back Milan Lucic, why not another reunion?

Josh Bailey

Josh Bailey was bought out by the New York Islanders this summer, and even though he's fallen off from where he used to be, he still would be a better option all around than some of the players the Bruins currently have. Bailey has experience and is a strong passer. He's also a very clean hockey player, accruing six total minor penalties over the past three years. I believe he can still score 10-plus goals and 30-plus points on a team that is better equipped to score than the Islanders.

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