Picture of Taylor Hall. The Bruins are looking to trade Taylor Hall to free up cap space.
The Boston Bruins are looking to free up salary cap space this offseason and it appears Taylor Hall is the player the Bruins are looking to trade.

The Boston Bruins had an incredible regular season, but their hopes of having the title as best team ever were crashed by the Florida Panthers.

The Bruins were bounced in seven games by the Panthers and now have to regroup for next season.

With the Bruins having the best regular season ever, it has resulted in players like Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci earning performance bonuses. Both players earned a combined $4.5 million in bonuses that will go against the Bruins salary cap next season.

Taylor Hall to be traded to free up cap space

Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff reports Taylor Hall appears to be the odd man out in Boston. He has a cap hit of $6 million for the next two seasons and the Bruins will need that cap space to re-sign other players.

Seravalli went on to say the Bruins would like to re-sign Tyler Bertuzzi to go along with 6-9 other players they would like to retain but only have $10 million in cap space left next season.

Taylor Hall does have a 10 team no-trade list, so if the Bruins do decide to move on from Hall, he will somewhat control what team he wants to play for.

What are Bruin fans saying about a Taylor Hall trade?

This is what I see the Bruins doing in the offseason:
• Trade Mike Reilly
• Trade Derek Forbort
• Trade Taylor Hall
• Trade Matt Grezlyck
• Lose Garnet Hathaway
• Probable Linus Ullmark trade for picks
• Re-sign Tyler Bertuzzi, Dmitry Orlov
• Bring up the kids

Keep Hall. He’s going to be back on a Hart Trophy run next year

Taylor Hall was our best player for the ice time that he got. He needs to stay a Bruin!

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  1. The Bruins don’t have 10 million in cap space, they have just under 6 million now that Krejci and Bergeron had 4.5 million in overage penalties applied to next year’s cap. Not good with only 14 players under contract.


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