Last night it was announced that Bruins forward Jack Studnicka had changed his number from 68 to 23. Mike Hoffman also wears the number 68 jersey, and it seems like young rookie Studnicka might be freeing up the 68 jersey out of respect for a veteran coming on board. If this is the case, Hoffman fits in perfectly on the right side of David Krejci. If Hoffman joins the Bruins, it will likely be on a cheap one-year deal to try and pump up his numbers for a hopefully more friendly UFA market next summer.
— NHL Jersey Numbers (@NHLNewNumbers) December 11, 2020
When discussing the remaining free agents tonight, TSN projected that Mike Hoffman would eventually land with the Bruins, making too much sense not to happen.
— Bruins Stats (@bruins_stats) December 16, 2020
Hoffman is a pure goal scorer not known for his defensive play but can bury the puck in the net. Something the Bruins second line desperately needs. If Hoffman comes to Boston, he could score at a pace of 36-40 goals per 82 games. The window is closing fast for the Bruins. In what could be Krejci’s last season in Boston, Don Sweeney needs to get Krejci a wing who can score. The best goal scorer on the Market is Hoffman, and the 68 jersey is now waiting for him inside the home locker room of the TD Garden. Bruins fans, is Mike Hoffman the answer to the second line struggles? Let us know.