The Boston Bruins only have about 4.75 million in cap space to re-sign Patrice Bergeron and Pavel Zacha, so in order to make some cap space, they will need to make some salary off their books. This is what the Boston Bruins need to do to remain a Contender in the Eastern Conference.
Boston Bruins make a few trades
Boston Bruins trade Nick Foligno, and John Beecher to the Arizona Coyotes for 5th round pick '24.
The Bruins manage to dump Nick Foligno's contract, at the same time, it helps Arizona Reach the cap floor.
Boston Bruins also trade Mike Reilly, Chris Wagner to the Anaheim Ducks for Derek Grant, 6th round pick '23.
The Bruins shed 2.85 million in cap space while adding some depth to their fourth line.
Craig Smith is traded to the Nashville Predators for Eeli Tolvanen.
Boston saves 1.65 million in cap space, at the cost of a proven veterna scorer in Craig Smith.
Boston Bruins re-sign the following players:
Patrice Bergeron-1yr/8M per
Pavel Zacha-3yrs/2.75M per
This is how the lineup looks like next season
2022-23 Boston Bruins
With the moves made here, the Boston Bruins have assembled a team that should be good enough to be a contender in the Eastern Conference.