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This Should Be The Bruins Top Priority Heading Into The Off-Season: But It Will Come At A Cost

Published May 26, 2023 at 9:53 PM
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At 28 years old, Bertuzzi is entering his prime and could secure a seven-year deal, with the Bruins having the advantage of offering an eighth year.

The question is the average annual value (AAV) of his contract. Guentzel, a comparable player, has a $6 million cap hit and has been more productive, but Bertuzzi's partnership with Pastrnak suggests potential for future success.

An AAV of at least $6 million seems reasonable, with a possibility of reaching $6.5 million, but exceeding $7 million is unlikely. This would put Bertuzzi in a higher contract tier compared to players like Robertson, Connor, or Keller.

Regardless, the Bruins can manage the AAV but will need to make sacrifices due to salary cap constraints.


Re-signing Bertuzzi would impact the forward lines. Keeping the current group together financially won't be feasible, and Coyle or Hall would be potential trade assets given Bertuzzi's linemates as core pieces for the future.

Source: 985thesportshub
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This Should Be The Bruins Top Priority Heading Into The Off-Season: But It Will Come At A Cost

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