Bruins Rumors: Boston "Will Have To Trade One Or More Players" This Offseason

The Boston Bruins face a challenging offseason as they navigate salary cap constraints and the need to sign their restricted free agents, Jeremy Swayman and Trent Frederic.

With limited cap space of $5.4 million, it appears unlikely that the Bruins can retain both players without making necessary roster adjustments.

General manager Don Sweeney may have to explore trades to create the financial flexibility required.

Potential trade candidates such as defenseman Derek Forbort, who carries a $3 million cap hit, have been mentioned as means to free up additional cap space.

Clearing cap room becomes crucial as the Bruins strive to secure deals for Swayman and Frederic while maintaining a competitive roster. Sweeney will need to carefully navigate the salary cap situation and make strategic moves to balance the team's roster and ensure their competitiveness for the upcoming season.

The Bruins have already made moves, including the trade of Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno, to address their cap constraints.

However, the team is expected to continue making trades as they aim to create flexibility while potentially enhancing their lineup.

Goaltender Linus Ullmark and defenseman Matt Grzelcyk have been mentioned as potential trade candidates, adding to the anticipation of Sweeney's activity in the trade market.

With the offseason progressing and the need to clear cap space for signings and potential acquisitions, the Bruins' front office is poised to be one of the busiest in the league as they navigate these challenges. Photo Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports