Final Decisions For Bruins This Off-season

JUL 19, 2023   |   BY HUNTER BOWMAN
The Boston Bruins are facing a challenging cap situation as they try to lock in their key players for the upcoming season.

With limited cap space, decisions need to be made on signing RFA's Jeremy Swayman and Trent Frederic, as well as UFA Patrice Bergeron.

A possible scenario involves signing Swayman to a team-friendly deal at $3 million, Frederic at $1.7 million, and Bergeron at $1 million with 35+ bonuses, leaving the Bruins with approximately $400K in cap space.

However, the situation remains fluid, and other options could be explored. A potential return of David Krejci might require adjustments to the roster, and trades could also be on the table.

The Bruins' goal is to keep their core intact for one more season, utilizing players like Swayman and Frederic on shorter-term deals to navigate the cap constraints.

The hope is to have everyone back at reasonable salaries for the short term, and allow Swayman and Frederic to secure their market value when the cap rises in 2024.

Though challenging, the Bruins are aiming to assemble the best possible roster while managing the cap crunch.

Decisions will need to be made carefully to ensure the team remains competitive in the Eastern Conference.