3 Players Bruins Should Target in Free Agency

The Boston Bruins should be active in free agency after the salary cap increased for the 2024-25 season. Here are three free agents that they should consider signing.
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1. Elias Lindholm

Boston was linked to Lindholm around the trade deadline, although nothing materialized and the forward was ultimately traded to the Vancouver Canucks. This time around, the Bruins front office won't have to put any trade offers on the table and can negotiate directly with the free agent Lindholm.

Lindholm is a bonafide top-six center. Bruins fans watched their centers struggle in the face-off dot during the playoffs, an area of the game where Lindholm is elite. Lindholm has received Selke Trophy votes in four seasons, including a top-10 finish in 2022-23. Although not known for his goal scoring, he lit the lamp 42 times in 2021-22. The potential is there.

Lindholm's projected contract is a five-year, $33.9 million deal (6.78 AAV), per AFPAnalytics. Vancouver, Chicago, Utah, San Jose, and Carolina could all be interested in the 29-year-old.

The Bruins have the cap space to make it happen, and would not have to sacrifice any trade assets. Bringing a second Lindholm to Boston should be at the top of Don Sweeney and Cam Neely's offseason to-do list.

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