What’s Next for the Boston Bruins


David Moser

BRUINSAnother disappointing season, another early offseason, and another uncertain future for Boston’s beloved hockey team. The Bruins 2015-2016 season came to a close on Saturday, April 9, in a ghastly disappointing 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators. This loss marks the second year in a row that the team has missed the playoffs by only one point.

The Bruins’ early exit spurs many questions about the game and about the team’s future. How could they lose by so much? Where was goaltender Tuukka Rask, a last minute scratch? What moves will be made in the offseason? And how will Head Coach Claude Julien change things next year? With all these questions in mind, the Bruins’ offseason has the makings for an interesting couple of months.

The Bruins’ main goal this spring is to improve their roster talentwise. This past season, the team only had three players score 30 or more goals- a team total of 236 goals for and 214 against. The team’s 42-31-9 record also speaks for itself. Claude Julien needs to figure out a system that works if the team hopes to end their streak of not making the playoffs. 93 points is not enough to cement a playoff berth, so next season, the team needs to be sure they have the right players and the right system to win more games to ensure a realistic chance for the playoffs.