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Don Sweeney Will Have to Choose From Several Pending Free Agents

Published May 3, 2023 at 3:40 PM

No matter how you view the conclusion of the season, the Bruins are left feeling disheartened as they squandered their potential. This summer, their situation is set to become even more challenging.

As the off-season approaches, General Manager Don Sweeney is faced with eight impending unrestricted free agents come July 1st.

A Host of Free Agents and Limited Funds

These include new arrivals Tyler Bertuzzi, Garnet Hathaway, and Dmitry Orlov, as well as crucial veterans like Captain Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. According to a recent tweet by Bruins Cap Space, Boston will have little financial flexibility when dealing with the salary cap. Take a look:

Among the players up for re-signing, Tyler Bertuzzi stands out as a priority, having tied with Brad Marchand for the team's highest playoff points (5 goals and 5 assists).


Orlov proved to be a key player for the Bruins during the final stretch and the postseason (8 assists). However, recent rumours indicate that the defenseman might opt to rejoin the Capitals instead of relocating his family. Only time will tell.

Connor Clifton and Tomas Nosek are two additional UFAs that Sweeney should be wary of losing.

Both players serve as valuable depth assets, whereas others like Hathaway or Foligno can be replaced with talent from within the organization.

As read on Bruins Insider - Bruins Are at Risk of Losing up to Eight Players This Summer.
May 3   |   186 answers
Don Sweeney Will Have to Choose From Several Pending Free Agents

Who should the Bruins prioritize on signing this summer?

Bertuzzi10757.5 %
Orlov147.5 %
Swayman/Frederic (RFAs)4021.5 %
Bergeron/Krejci2513.4 %
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