A trade is coming for the Bruins

JUL 22, 2023   |   BY HUNTER BOWMAN
The Boston Bruins are facing a challenging offseason ahead as they grapple with salary cap constraints and the imperative to re-sign their restricted free agents, Jeremy Swayman and Trent Frederic.

With a limited cap space of $5.4 million, it seems unlikely that the Bruins can retain both players without some necessary roster adjustments.

General Manager Don Sweeney may need to explore trade options to create the financial flexibility required for the signings.

One potential trade candidate that has been mentioned is defenseman Derek Forbort, who carries a $3 million cap hit, offering a means to free up additional cap space.

Clearing cap room becomes paramount as the Bruins seek to secure deals for Swayman and Frederic while keeping a competitive roster intact.

Sweeney will need to tread carefully and make strategic moves to balance the team's lineup and ensure they remain contenders in the upcoming season.

Although the Bruins have already made some moves, such as the trades involving Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno, the team is expected to continue exploring trades to create further flexibility and potentially improve their lineup.

Names like goaltender Linus Ullmark and defenseman Matt Grzelcyk have been floated as potential trade candidates, adding to the anticipation surrounding Sweeney's activity in the trade market.

As the offseason unfolds, and the Bruins work to clear cap space for signings and potential acquisitions, their front office is poised to be one of the busiest in the league, navigating these challenges head-on.

Source: Nhltraderumors