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The Bruins NEED To Get Swayman To Sign To A Bridge Deal


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Austin Sabourin
June 3, 2023  (7:51)
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The Boston Bruins face crucial decisions regarding their roster in the offseason. With ten players becoming free agents, the Bruins must carefully decide whom to retain, making young goalie Jeremy Swayman a top priority. However, managing salary cap constraints presents a challenge, with only a marginal increase to $83.5 million. Yet, a potential solution exists to keep Swayman without burdening the cap.

General Manager Don Sweeney and the Bruins' management should strongly consider offering Swayman a one-year bridge deal below market value. This would allow him to be more generously compensated when the cap rises to $87.5 million in 2024-25 and $92 million the following year.
The benefits for Swayman would be significant. In the upcoming season, he would earn between $1 million and $2 million, with potential bonuses, before securing a much more substantial contract the following year. Considering the market value of other young goalies, Swayman could negotiate a deal upward of $5 million annually, potentially more as the cap trends upward.
This strategy would be wise for Swayman, offering a short-term sacrifice for long-term gains. It could lead to future lucrative deals at 25 and 30 years old, depending on the initial agreement.
The Bruins would also benefit in the short and long term. By securing their goaltending duo below market value, they would gain flexibility under the cap to retain other key players. This is crucial as a few million can make a difference in acquiring an experienced forward rather than relying on a young prospect.
Source: Blackngoldhockey
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The Bruins NEED To Get Swayman To Sign To A Bridge Deal

Will Swayman sign to a bridge deal?

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