BOSTON (CBS) – Zolak & Bertrand heard from the voice of the Boston Bruins, Dave Goucher, Monday afternoon to sort through what was a disappointing season and start planning ahead for the future on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
The Bruins narrowly missed the Eastern Conference playoffs after losing three-straight games to end the season. It’s the first time a Claude Julien-coached Bruins team failed to make the postseason, yet potential changes are already on the minds of many.READ MORE: Major Winter Snow Storm With Blizzard Conditions Possible Saturday
“I don’t think there’s any question when you’re coming off a season like they had, there’s significant things that have to be tweaked,” said Goucher. “Their inability to score would be very high up on that list.”
The Bruins certainly struggled to produce on the offensive end, scoring just four goals in the final three games and finishing 22nd overall in the NHL in goals per game (2.55) for the 2014-15 season.
Goucher noted that while the Bruins are not in the playoffs for the first time in eight years, the team itself still has a solid foundation to build from this offseason.READ MORE: Jayson Tatum Is On Quite The Hot Stretch
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“This is a team at 96 points that has the most points to ever miss the playoffs. There’s still some real good pieces in place,” said Goucher.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and head coach Claude Julien have both been scrutinized for this season’s collapse, and consequently their jobs have been put in question from outsiders. Goucher thinks parting ways with those two would be a mistake.
“I think it would be incredibly short-sighted to blow out the general manager, blow out the coach,” said Goucher. “If you look at how they built this team up, it’s pretty impressive.”
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