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The Daily: The Bruins Solving Issues Down the Middle



Retirements and free agency have changed the look of the Boston Bruins forward unit. From the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, to Tyler Bertuzzi choosing Toronto, things will certainly look different.

Now they’re in pursuit of a new top line center, and it’s one that could even benefit the Blackhawks. Boston Hockey Now’s Jimmy Murphy writes that the Bruins should go after a conference rival to find that first line center.

Writes Murphy:

There is no telling what the trade cost could be for Elias Pettersson, who is heading into the final year of a three-year, $22 million contract that carried a $7.3 million salary cap hit, but it’s at least worth looking into for Bruins general manager Don Sweeney. 

Petterson, notes Murphy, is only 25 and is in no hurry to sign an extension with Vancouver. Maybe the Bruins could cash in when the time is right.

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