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After Patrice Bergeron: two big names could be of interest to the Bruins
Today, the field hockey world learned of the end of the career of a real man.

Indeed, the NHL and the Bruins wished Patrice Bergeron a happy retirement.

But as a company, the Bruins won’t mourn his loss for too long. They need to replace him if they want to win.

Scott Billeck, a columnist who follows the Winnipeg Jets, wonders if a guy like Mark Scheifele might be of interest to the Boston team.

Hate him all you want, but Scheifele is still a very good offensive player. What’s more, it looks like he’ll be leaving the Jets (like everyone else). Last year, the center collected 68 points in 81 games. He’d be a good replacement for Bergeron, but he’ll never fit on the Quebecer’s shoulders.

Still, Winnipeg’s 55 would be better than nothing than Pavel Zacha, of all people.

In Boston, finding a number-one/two center is imperative. With Bergeron retired and David Krejci’s future uncertain, the team doesn’t have much depth at the position. In fact, depth at forward is lacking.

(Credit: Daily Faceoff)

A top-6 of Brad Marchand, Pavel Zacha, David Pastrnak, JVR, Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk isn’t going to replicate last year’s success.

Another name that could interest the Bruins: Elias Lindholm. The 28-year-old right-hander will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season, and the chances of him returning to Calgary aren’t necessarily the best. A trade to Boston is therefore possible.

The Swede is more reliable defensively than Scheifele. And the two are pretty equal offensively. So I wonder if one of them will be part of the solution in Massachusetts.

If I had to choose one of the two, I’d go with Lindholm.

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