How Can the Boston Bruins Use Their $21.2 Million in Cap Space?

NBC Sports

The NHL has announced a salary cap increase next season to $88 million per team. The Boston Bruins currently have $21.2 million in cap space per CapFriendly, with the eventual signing of restricted free agent Jeremy Swayman waiting in the wings. The Bruins’ General Manager, Don Sweeney, is also hunting for a center, a scoring winger, and a left-shot defenseman to provide some depth on the back end. A busy summer is underway, and the Bruins have some money to spend for the first time in a couple of years.

Related Post: Are the Boston Bruins Moving Back Into The First Round of the Draft?

If you factor in the tradeable contract of goaltender Linus Ullmark, the Bruins could potentially have over $26 million to play with if no money is retained in a trade. Boston is in good shape financially to improve a roster that made it to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, a feat many believe was beyond expectations. The responsibility is on Sweeney to use the money wisely and add a piece or two to get the Bruins back to their first Stanley Cup Final since 2019.

Bruins Benders: Are the Boston Bruins interested in Matt Roy?
Mornings w/ Matty Offseason Trade Target – Reilly Smith

How will the Bruins use the money? There are any number of scenarios. Boston could try to make a blockbuster move for Edmonton center Leon Draisaitl, who will be an unrestricted free agent after next season. The cost will be huge for his services, and it is unclear whether the Bruins have the pieces to get it done. Draisaitly could also command close to $15 million per season with his next contract.

The Bruins could also trade for a restricted free agent like Carolina’s Martin Necas, who will probably earn $7-8 million in his next deal. Carolina needs a goaltender, which could put Ullmark in play however, other teams are interested in Necas and could offer more. The 25-year-old forward is one of the hottest commodities on the trade market.

Related Post: Five Boston Bruins Prospects Who Could Make the Lineup Next Season

There are also candidates on the unrestricted free agent list who could be attractive to Boston, including centers Steven Stamkos, Elias Lindholm, and Chandler Stephenson. There are also viable wingers on the list led by Sam Reinhart and Jonathan Marchessault. With the type of cap space the Bruins possess, the team could sign or acquire a couple of $7 million players and still re-sign Swayman.

There is much speculation on what the Bruins will do as is typical this time of year. In the recent past, Boston has not signed many big names on the free-agent market, but the club has also not had as much available money to spend. It will be interesting to see how or if that money will eventually be used to improve the roster this off-season.

Season 3. Episode 49. Prospects Rankings 26-30 Bruins Benders Podcast

Join the Bruins Benders Podcast as they cover the HOTTEST topics in the Boston Bruins market, along with… – Prospect Rankings 26-30- Early Line Projections- Most Hated NHL Franchises- Cole Spicer Steps Away& Much More!DraftKings Sportsbook – Boston’s hometown Sportsbook is LIVE right here in Massachusetts! Bet local on all your favorite sports from the comfort of your own home with DraftKings. To celebrate, ALL new customers will receive up to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in BONUS bets when you sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using code ITR! You can now bet local on money lines, spreads, props, and more with one of America’s top-rated Sportsbooks – DraftKings Sportsbook!  Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and sign up with code ITR to get up to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in BONUS bets to use now that mobile sports betting is live in Massachusetts. That’s code ITR only at DraftKings Sportsbook. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with gambling, call 800 327-5050 or visit helplineMA.org to speak with a trained specialist, free and confidentially, twenty four seven. 21+. Physically present in MA. Eligibility restrictions apply. Subject to regulatory licensing requirements. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. Opt in required. Bonus issued as free bets. Terms at draftkings.com/MA.
  1. Season 3. Episode 49. Prospects Rankings 26-30
  2. Season 3. Episode 48. Arbitration Deadline
  3. Season 3. Episode 47. Free Agency Begins
  4. Season 3. Episode 46. Draft Night
  5. Season 3. Episode 45. After the Hugs Are Gone

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Opinion: Florida Can Go Back-To-Back As Stanley Cup Champions & Here’s Why

As the Florida Panthers spend the summer celebrating their Stanley Cup win, it begs the question: Can they repeat as Cup Champions? I think they can, as their roster is still extremely strong despite losing some pieces to free agency. The core forwards that were up for contract Zito locked up long-term, ensuring little change […]

Read More

Ranking NHL Goal Horns

32) Utah Hockey Club: N/A 31) Colorado Avalanche: 1/10: Sounds generic, not a pleasant sound, I heard this too much in the 2022 Playoffs (it got annoying) Goal Horn Button: 30) San Jose Sharks: 1/10 – Sounds like a boat/foghorn, good goal song though, very unique Goal Horn Button: 29) Washinton Capitals 1/10: Sirens during […]

Read More

Player Profile: Mark Kastelic

Mark Kastelic was born on March 11, 1999, in Phoenix, Arizona. Kastelic comes from a hockey family, as his father, Ed, played 210 career NHL games for the Washington Capitals and Hartford Whalers. His grandfather, Pat Stapleton, and his uncle, Mike Stapleton, each played in the NHL as well. Mark played two seasons for the […]

Read More