What do the Bruins have in Brett Ritchie & Par Lindholm, losing Noel Acciari & more NHL free-agency thoughts

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With the free-agency period getting underway, here are a few quick thoughts on both the additions and losses that are set to reshape some of Boston’s roster for the 2019-20 season: 


Bruins sign F Brett Ritchie to 1-year, $1-million contract

The Bruins’ cap space might be limited, but the club made one addition to the NHL roster in the first hour of free agency with the signing of Ritchie. A big body (6-foot-4, 220 pounds), Ritchie appeared in 53 games with the Dallas Stars last year, tallying four goals and six total points while accruing 57 penalty minutes. 

With Noel Acciari’s departure (more on that later), Ritchie will likely