5 Boston Bruins Who Could Be Moved Before the Season Starts

5 Boston Bruins Who Could Be Moved Before the Season Starts

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With the Boston Bruins having almost no salary cap room and moves to still be made, it is safe to say the team will be missing familiar faces next fall. With certain players considered untradeable, some faces are in the rumor mill and could be packing their bags and heading out of Boston before the season starts in a few months.

5. Reilly Smith

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5. Reilly Smith

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With him and Tory Krug both unsigned, he could be moved to help create cap room for a team that desperate needs it. Twenty goals in his first full NHL season makes Smith a sought after commodity that teams would love to have on their team.

4. Matt Bartkowski

Matt Bartkowski
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4. Matt Bartkowski

Matt Bartkowski
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The former Ohio State star came on strong for the Bruins and has all the makings of being a depth defenseman in the NHL for a longtime. His age (26) and .25 million cap hit makes him a really nice pickup for a team that needs depth on defense.

3. Adam McQuaid

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3. Adam McQuaid

Adam McQuaid
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The fan favorite can fight with the best of them but his role was filled by Kevan Miller last year in his absence. His injury history and Miller’s ability to do the same things for cheaper makes No. 54 expendable for the Bruins.

2. Johnny Boychuk

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2. Johnny Boychuk

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“Johnny Rocket” can bring it from the backend with his shots and hip-checks and with the contract Brooks Orpik just got, the pending free agent will be looking to cash in on the market next summer.

1. Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly
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1. Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly
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Whether by trade, buyout, or long-term injured reserve list, Chris Kelly is good as gone. With young players that are cheaper and have better foot-speed gunning for his spot on the third line, it would be almost addition by subtraction if and when the Bruins let him go.

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