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.