REPORT: Jeremy Swayman To Hopefully Sign «Bridge Deal» In The Off-Season

Published May 26, 2023 at 11:13

Keeping Jeremy Swayman on the Boston Bruins roster next season presents a challenge amid tight salary cap restrictions.

The Bruins are pressed against the salary cap for the 2023 offseason, making it difficult for General Manager Don Sweeney to retain Swayman. The team is facing possible changes and a potential rebuild, adding to the complexity.

Despite Sweeney's previous moves being well-received, the team's playoff aspirations fell short, leading to a $4.5 million salary cap overage. Currently, the Bruins lack the funds for a long-term or short-term deal with Swayman.

However, a team-friendly contract could be an option, allowing Swayman to secure a bigger payday when cap space opens up in the future. Looking at comparable goalie signings, a three-year deal in the range of $4 million annually would be ideal in the long term.

In the short term, a one-year deal may be necessary to address immediate salary concerns. Don Sweeney has a history of persuading players to sign for less to stay in Boston. The upcoming summer promises to be intriguing as these negotiations unfold.

Source: Thehockeywriters
May 26   |   63 answers
REPORT: Jeremy Swayman To Hopefully Sign «Bridge Deal» In The Off-Season

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