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2020 Bruins Player Grades

Grade the Players: Zdeno Chara is aging gracefully, and should still have a future in Boston

One more try, eh?

Grade the Players: Torey Krug’s play earned him a big payday, and he took it

Krug’s creativity on the power play helped make it the league’s best man advantage.

Grade the Players: Charlie McAvoy continued to blossom last season

McAvoy finished tenth in the Norris Trophy voting.

Grade the Players: Charlie Coyle continues to pay dividends as Don Sweeney’s best acquisition

Coyle’s physical nature and smarts in the offensive zone benefited the Bruins again.

Grade The Players: The continuing Legend of Pastrnak

You ever just think about how for the first time in years, the Boston Bruins have a player on their team who’s being recognized for being good at goalscoring? Like...A LOT of goalscoring?

Grade the Players: Can Brandon Carlo build on his strong points?

On defense, "under the radar" is a good thing.

Grade the Players: David Krejci’s playoff performances and consistency remain undervalued

Krejci remained solid in the middle of the Bruins’ ever-changing second line.

Grade the Players: Tasked with assuming starter duties mid-playoffs, Jaroslav Halak did his best to look the part

The series against Tampa exposed many weaknesses for the B’s, but the series loss doesn’t fall at Halak’s feet.

Grade The Players: Rask is always up for interpretation

Tuukka Rask is the most successful pariah Boston has ever had.

Grade the Players: Joakim Nordstrom was signed two years ago for a purpose, and it’s been served

The Bruins needed a bridge to the younger talent in the pipeline, and JoNo performed his role well.

Grade the players: Another typically excellent season from Patrice Bergeron

Like a fine wine, Bergeron just keeps getting better with age

Grade the Players: Chris Wagner was good, but not great this season

Decent, but scoring was an issue this season for the "Mayor of Walpole"

Grade the Players: Par Lindholm sure...did stuff.

Nobody in hockey is quite as good at blending into the background as Par Lindholm. This year was no exception.

Grade the Players: Connor Clifton continues to etch out his role

Playing in 12 more games than 2018-19, Clifton searches for a consistent role on the Bruins blueline

Grade the Players: Jeremy Lauzon provided physicality and energy on the backend

A late-season promotion proved fruitful for Lauzon.

Grade the Players: Jack Studnicka made the most of the unique postseason

We only saw him twice in the regular season, but got his shot during the playoffs

Grade the Players: Matt Grzelcyk looks like he could be a worthy Krug replacement

The hometown defenseman inked a new deal this offseason and is line to become Boston’s next cornerstone on the blue line.

Grade the Players: Following a breakout year, Jake DeBrusk’s season fell just a little short

A steady increase in dependence didn’t yield a stronger performance from the 24-year-old forward.

Grade the Players: Ondrej Kase never really found his footing in Boston

The trade-deadline acquisition was unable to establish himself during the disconnected season.

Grade the Players: Brad Marchand was excellent again this season

No complaints about the Bruins’ top left wing.

Grade the Players: Karson Kuhlman couldn’t quite carve out a role

Kuhlman was unable to routinely crack the lineup.

Grade the Players: Anders Bjork wasn’t able to take the next step this season

Not horrible, but not exactly inspiring progress.

Grade the Players: Nick Ritchie’s stint was short, but it wasn’t great

Not much of an impact.

Grading the 2019-2020 Bruins: The series begins today

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