Trio of Bruins players could be moved this summer for salary cap reasons

Published March 22, 2023 at 2:06 PM
The Boston Bruins will need to make some strategic moves this summer to maintain competitiveness and manage their salary cap situation. With the cap for the 2023-24 season only increasing by $1 million, it's crucial for GM Don Sweeney to create flexibility for potential additions.

Moving Taylor Hall, Matt Grzelcyk, and Derek Forbort could provide the necessary cap relief. Hall, who is under contract for two more seasons at $6 million per year, could attract interest from teams looking for a top-six forward with proven offensive capabilities. Trading him would free up significant cap space for the Bruins to pursue other options.

Matt Grzelcyk and Derek Forbort, both set to become unrestricted free agents in July 2024, could also be valuable trade assets. Grzelcyk is a reliable puck-moving defenseman, while Forbort brings size and defensive stability. Moving one or both players could provide additional cap flexibility, allowing the Bruins to target key free agents or make trades to bolster their roster.

However, the Bruins must also consider the potential impact of these moves on team chemistry and overall performance. While shedding cap space is essential, maintaining a competitive roster and ensuring a seamless transition for new players will be equally important.

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