Analyzing the Boston Bruins' Salary Cap Situation

Published August 2, 2023 at 3:00 PM

The Boston Bruins have settled on a one-year, $3.475 million deal with young goaltender Jeremy Swayman for the 2023-24 NHL season.

As they head into the new season, the team currently holds approximately $429,000 in cap space, with much of their offseason business concluded.

Although there is a second buyout window opening in three days, it's unlikely the Bruins will utilize it due to eligibility requirements.

The team might need to explore the trade market to free up more salary, especially with their interest in bolstering center depth following Patrice Bergeron's retirement and David Krejci's departure.

A potential trade with the Calgary Flames involving players like Elias Lindholm and Mikael Backlund could be a creative solution. Although difficult, trading players like Coyle or Carlo might be necessary to acquire an impact center like Lindholm.

With strong competition in the Atlantic Division, upgrading the center position is crucial for the Bruins to remain competitive against top teams like the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Toronto Maple Leafs.

While they have key players like Pastrnak, Marchand, and McAvoy, addressing their center position becomes essential following Bergeron and Krejci's departure.
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Analyzing the Boston Bruins' Salary Cap Situation

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