3 Players Bruins Could Trade Next

The Boston Bruins went all in last season in order to win. They had the best record in NHL history, but their luck ran out and they were eliminated much earlier than expected. They lost all the players they brought in at the trade deadline, lost two players to retirement, and had to move out even more players. What is crazy is they are likely not even done yet. Here's a look at who could be traded next from the Bruins.

Matt Grzelcyk

The Bruins are still searching for cap space, and that will have to come from moving out some money. One of the names that has continually come up is Matt Grzelcyk. After the trade deadline last season, the Bruins had so much talent on the back-end that he was a healthy scratch at times and he was +46. The Bruins will most likely use him in a top-four role if he isn't moved, but his $3.687 million for one more season is the ideal number to move out to free up space.

Jake DeBrusk

There have been reports that the Bruins might look into trading Jake Debrusk if he doesn't intend on re-signing with the team. He is also going into the final year of his deal and the Bruins would be able to get a nice return from him. Their forward group already took a big hit, but they should be looking towards the future instead of going all in this season since it is nearly impossible to pull off.

Derek Forbort

Like Grzelcyk, Derek Forbort is also a strong trade candidate on defense. He is more defensively-minded and eats up $3 million AAV from a third pairing role. For a team that is as cap-strapped as the Bruins, they can't be paying that much to a defender playing 17 minutes a night. He, like Grzelcyk, could very well still be moved before the season as he also had one year remaining on his deal.

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