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The Bruins are expected to make substantial moves in the offseason

Published April 4, 2024 at 11:07

Despite the offseason departure of numerous key players, the Bruins have thrived in the 2023-24 season, reaffirming their status as one of the leading teams in the NHL standings.

While the Bruins can reflect on a satisfactory regular season, changes are undoubtedly on the horizon this summer. With over $20 million in cap space heading into the offseason and several players like Matt Grzelcyk, Kevin Shattenkirk, Derek Forbort, and James van Riemsdyk becoming free agents, the Bruins are well-positioned to acquire notable talent. Of course, securing Jeremy Swayman to a new contract is a priority, and negotiations with pending UFA Jake DeBrusk are also anticipated. Even after these moves, the Bruins will have ample funds for free agency and are poised to make significant additions.

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Noah Hanifin has long been on the Bruins' radar and would address their need for defensive depth, particularly on the left side. Alternatively, Brady Skjei could serve as a solid acquisition if Hanifin isn't available. Additionally, the Bruins are expected to bolster their center position, with players like Steven Stamkos, Elias Lindholm, Matt Duchene, Sean Monahan, and Chandler Stephenson on their radar.

Trading Linus Ullmark and his $5 million cap hit could further free up cap space for the Bruins this offseason, especially given Swayman's forthcoming salary increase. Despite Ullmark reportedly blocking a trade at the deadline, there's a prevailing expectation that he will be made available for trade. Overall, it promises to be a dynamic summer for the Bruins, offering them the opportunity to make significant roster upgrades.

Source The Hockey News: Bruins' Offseason Will Feature Major Moves
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The Bruins are expected to make substantial moves in the offseason

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