The Bruins need more from Jake DeBrusk, that much is evident. How they go about getting it at this point is the difficult part.
Boston head coach Bruce Cassidy hopes conversations in the coming days will help in the search for answers when it comes to getting the forward back on track in his career.
We’ve clearly seen flashes of the former first-round pick’s potential in recent seasons. He scored a career-high 27 goals in just 68 games back in 2018-19 but has struggled more and more to find consistency in recent seasons. That all culminated this season with DeBrusk being a healthy scratch both in the regular season and playoffs, most notably sitting out Game 5 of Boston’s second-round series with the Islanders.
“I think with Jake, there needs to be a little time, personally. My conversations with Jake would have been too raw the day after,” Cassidy said Monday morning in his pre-summer video conference with reporters.
“So the players …