Former Boston Bruins Player Feels the Franchise Let Him Down

Published July 16, 2023 at 2:58 PM
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A former NHL player spoke out about how he was treated in Boston.

Stralman Feels Betrayed

Former Bruins player Anton Stralman, who has played over a thousand games in the NHL, was known for his strong defense game. However, as he got older, he found himself playing less and less.


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Stralman joined the Bruins last season on a one-year contract with the expectation that he would play regularly. But instead, he spent most of his time on the bench. He only played in eight games and didn't even reach 20 minutes of playing time in any of them. His time with the Bruins ended without much excitement in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes, where he played for less than 10 minutes.

Stralman Opens Up

Feeling disappointed by the Bruins, Stralman decided to express his feelings.

"They did as they probably thought at the beginning, it became a loan for a few months. Then they got rid of me in the AHL, you feel betrayed, that was not what we were talking about. It's just an example of how it can be."

He also mentioned the initial conversation he had with the Bruins when negotiating his contract.

"Then I wanted to join a team that had a chance to win," revealed Stralman. "I wanted a chance to compete for a spot on a team. I made it pretty clear that I wasn't going to be a loan player."

In a surprising turn of events, Stralman decided to retire from the NHL during the offseason and signed a contract with HV71 in the SHL, marking the end of his NHL career at the age of 36.

As seen on Markerzone - BREAKING: Former Bruin Claims He Was Betrayed By The Team
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