Bruins To Buy Out John Moore?

Published April 17, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was able to pull off what many thought was impossible this season. 

Trade veteran David Backes and his heavy contract. 

While it cost the Bruins their 2020 first round pick and having to retain $1.5million of Backes' cap hit, the contract was gone.

With the NHL looking at a flat cap for next year, there's been speculation they could help teams out by allowing a one time compliance buy out. 

This would really open up some salary cap space for teams as a compliance buyout doesn't count against the salary cap. 

Jonathan Willis of the Athletic believes this would help out the Bruins as they could say goodbye to one of their longer contracts. 

Moore doesn't bring a super heavy cap hit but his $2.75million through 2022-23 is long considering he's been a healthy scratch at times. 

Here's what Willis had to say about buying out Moore:

"Boston got out of most of its worst contract at the deadline, flipping David Backes to the Ducks in the Ondrej Kase trade. In this scenario, they'd also get some cap relief from Anaheim using a compliance buyout on the player. Moore, a frequent healthy scratch, is the clear runner-up for the team's title of worst contract. His underlying metrics are OK, but he was also carefully sheltered by the coaching staff and after two years of steady role reductions it's safe to say the Bruins could find better uses for his money."

Do you think it would be good to just cut ties with the 29 year old?
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