Boston Bruins: Best Addition & Worst Subtraction of 2023 Offseason

The 2023-24 regular season is rapidly approaching, much to the delight of hockey fans. Due to this, we here at NHLTR are starting a series going over each team's best addition and worst subtraction of the summer. 

In this latest edition of the series, let's take a look at the Boston Bruins.

Best Addition: James van Riemsdyk

The Bruins made several signings this offseason, but the one who may have the most upside is James van Riemsdyk. He may have had a quiet year with the Philadelphia Flyers, but playing on a better Bruins team could help his production go back up. The return of Milan Lucic is nice for nostalgia purposes, while Morgan Geekie is a dark horse/breakout candidate. 

Worst Subtraction: Patrice Bergeron

David Krejci, Tyler Bertuzzi, Taylor Hall, Dmitry Orlov, Garnet Hathaway, Connor Clifton, and Nick Foligno are all notable offseason departures for the Bruins. Yet, the loss of their longtime 1C Patrice Bergeron is the most notable. They lost their top defensive forward, center, and a franchise icon. 

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