Critical Decisions Ahead: Navigating the Cap Struggles and Goaltending Dilemma for the Boston Bruins

Published June 25, 2023 at 2:12
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The Boston Bruins are entering the cap-strapped NHL offseason with limited cap space of $4,937,500.

This poses a challenge for Bruins GM Don Sweeney and President Cam Neely as they face critical decisions and the need to improve the roster while creating salary cap flexibility.

One area that should remain untouched is goaltending, particularly with Linus Ullmark's outstanding performance. Ullmark is likely to win the Vezina Trophy after leading the league in wins, save percentage, and goals against average.

With two years left on his contract at $5 million per season, he's a valuable asset. While the Bruins have other needs at center, defenseman, and left wing, Ullmark's contribution to their record-breaking season cannot be overstated.


However, if they choose to trade him, they should ensure they get maximum value, such as first-round draft picks, a top-tier center, or quality prospects.

Despite the limited cap space, the Bruins should retain Ullmark due to their exceptional goaltending duo with Swayman, providing a recipe for success in both the regular season and playoffs.

This would allow goaltending prospect Brandon Bussi more development time. Instead of trading Ullmark, the Bruins should explore alternative ways to create cap room and improve the roster for the upcoming season, as sometimes the best moves are the ones you don't make.

Source: Thehockeynews
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Critical Decisions Ahead: Navigating the Cap Struggles and Goaltending Dilemma for the Boston Bruins

Should the Bruins keep the Swayman Ullmark duo?

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