Decisions Await Bruins as Offseason Transforms Team Outlook

Published June 29, 2023 at 11:18 PM

The Boston Bruins face a challenging salary cap predicament as they approach the offseason.

During their pre-draft availability, team president Cam Neely and general manager Don Sweeney addressed the media, shedding light on the team's future prospects.

The Bruins find themselves in a tight spot against the salary cap, with the imminent retirements of captain Patrice Bergeron and veteran center David Krejci.

Neely acknowledged that it's been a considerable amount of time since they encountered such a financial squeeze, and emphasized the need to navigate through substantial obstacles.

In an effort to alleviate the cap pressure, the Bruins executed a trade, dispatching Taylor Hall's contract and transferring negotiating rights for Nick Foligno to the Chicago Blackhawks.

With a projected cap space of $10.9 million, the Bruins face the arduous task of making difficult decisions regarding the retention of crucial unrestricted free agents. While there were hopes for additional trades to clear cap space, Sweeney indicated that may not be the case.

The Bruins strive to strike a delicate balance by creating room, acquiring draft assets, and providing opportunities for young players.

Despite the disappointment of their early exit from the playoffs, Neely emphasized the significance of learning from the experience and implementing necessary adjustments as they move forward.

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Decisions Await Bruins as Offseason Transforms Team Outlook

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