Boston Bruins GM: "Roster Changes Are Coming"

The Boston Bruins will look much different when the puck drops on the 2023-24 season. After a historic regular season, the Bruins were bounced by the Florida Panthers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With some expiring contracts, expected retirements and a hard salary cap, changes are expected this summer and general manager Don Sweeney confirmed so this week.

Sweeney met with the media and had this to say about what to expect from his hockey club:

Roster changes are coming. We're not going to be the same team

Bruins president Cam Neely also chimed in this week stating the Bruins can be a competitive team, however there's a ton of work to do this summer. Currently, according to Cap Friendly, the Bruins have $6 million in cap space, however only 14 NHL players rostered. Boston also is dealing with $4.5 million in cap charges for the 2023-24 season from bonus overages this season.

Patrice Bergeron is expected to retire, and there's a chance the same can be said for David Krejci. Tyler Bertuzzi, Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway are expected to sign elsewhere, meanwhile look for Sweeney to scale the trade market on Taylor Hall and Linus Ullmark. 

Needless to say, there's a ton of work to do in Boston and Bruins fans better brace themselves for some fresh faces in 2023-24 and a new set of expectations.

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