Monday, September 28, 2009

Bruins Cut Two More

The Bruins, as expected, made a couple more cuts today, as both Zach Hamill and Brad Marchand are heading down to the AHL. Both youngsters had pretty good camps, but the salary cap is making things rather difficult for the Bruins and it's not finished with them yet. The team may be down to 22 players on their roster, but there are still a number of concerns still to be addressed.

Marc SavardZdeno CharaTim Thomas
David KrejciDennis WidemanTukka Rask
Mark RecchiMatt Hunwick
Michael RyderDerek Morris
Blake WheelerMark Stuart
Chuck KobasewAndrew Ference
Milan LucicJohnny Boychuk
Patrice Bergeron
Steve Begin
Marco Sturm
Shawn Thornton
Byron Bitz
Vladimir Sobotka

Salary CapEven with these two cuts to Hamill and Marchand, the Bruins still have an estimated cap number of $58.4 million, a whole $1.6 million over the allotted cap space. This likely doesn't sit well with the organization, especially since David Krejci is deeming himself 50/50 to start the season on time after injury. Krejci was originally thought to be out of the line-up for quite a while longer, which may have save them a little bit of space, but now they'll have to deal with him completely. It does leave me a little surprised that Tukka Rask remained with the team, since he has the highest two-way deal against the cap at over $3 million. If Dany Sabourin stayed up and Rask went down, there wouldn't be as many issues, but the Bruins must think they have something in goal there.

Something tells me that the Bruins are not finished quite yet.

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