BREAKING - Bruins defenseman leading as top trade candidate

Published August 6, 2023 at 1:31 PM

With the contracts of Jeremy Swayman and Trent Frederic now settled, the Boston Bruins find themselves with a modest $429,166 of cap space and a 22-man roster. As they gear up for the upcoming season, the Bruins have their sights set on adding another prominent center, which could potentially lead to some roster adjustments.

One player who might come under consideration is Derek Forbort, the reliable shutdown defenseman and key penalty killer for the Bruins. However, with a $3 million cap hit, Forbort's presence on the roster might become untenable given the salary cap constraints.

The Bruins possess other options on the left-shot defense, such as Jakub Zboril and Mason Lohrei, who could be viable alternatives for the bottom pairing at a more affordable cost.

Last season, Forbort showcased his defensive prowess in 54 games, tallying five goals, 12 points, and an impressive plus-12 rating. Nevertheless, due to the Bruins' cap constraints, a trade centered around Forbort might not yield substantial returns.

The Bruins now face a crucial decision—whether to explore a trade involving Forbort to free up essential cap space or retain him for his steady and dependable defensive contributions.

As the offseason unfolds, the Bruins' roster dynamics will be closely monitored to see how they navigate their cap challenges and position themselves for the upcoming season.

Source - thehockeywriters
August 6   |   1 answers
BREAKING - Bruins defenseman leading as top trade candidate

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