Keys to the offseason: Bruins

Pending restricted free agent David Pastrnak had 70 points in 75 games this regular season. What kind of a contract should the Bruins offer him this summer? Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire

It’s too bad we didn’t get to see this Boston Bruins team at full strength in the playoffs, because there was potential for it to make a run. But injuries and depth are all part of the Stanley Cup equation, and the Bruins had issues with both.

David Krejci was knocked out of Game 5 with a lower-body injury and missed all of Game 6, being added to a list of banged-up Bruins that included Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo. Ultimately, it was more than the Bruins could overcome, getting knocked out by the Senators in six games.

The expectations in Boston are higher than winning two games in the playoffs, regardless of the injuries, so general manager Don Sweeney will be focused on improving this team moving forward.

Here are his priorities this offseason:

1. Make a decision on interim coach Bruce Cassidy