5 Bruins Playing Their Final Postseason in Boston

As the 2023-24 NHL playoffs are set to begin, consider that these five Bruins players might be playing their final postseason in Boston.
Jake DeBrusk is likely playing his final postseason in Boston.
Jake DeBrusk is likely playing his final postseason in Boston. / Hannah Foslien-USA TODAY Sports
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3. LW/RW Pat Maroon

The Bruins attempted to bolster their bottom-six forward depth at the trade deadline by acquiring Pat Maroon from the Minnesota Wild. Maroon is the type of playoff performer that Boston needed, having won three Stanley Cups while registering 51 points across 150 postseason games.

Bruins fans haven't seen much of Maroon, though, due to his having undergone back surgery earlier this year. He finally made his Boston debut on April 13 but hasn't done much outside of throwing around a dozen hits. It's a small sample size, but his 37.3 Corsi % since joining the Bruins implies that the opposition has controlled the puck for over half the time he's been on the ice.

Maroon is another player I don't think will return next season unless he truly steps up in the playoffs. His play has been down across the board even before being traded and chances are he won't make any drastic improvements given that he's turning 36 this month.

Speaking of his age, Maroon is at the stage of his career where players consider retirement. If the Bruins wind up winning the Stanley Cup, he'd become the 120th player in league history to win it four times and that might be good enough to convince him to retire while being on top.

Regardless of how the postseason goes, I don't expect to see that much more of Maroon.