5 Bruins Playing Their Final Postseason in Boston

As the 2023-24 NHL playoffs are set to begin, consider that these five Bruins players might be playing their final postseason in Boston.
Jake DeBrusk is likely playing his final postseason in Boston.
Jake DeBrusk is likely playing his final postseason in Boston. / Hannah Foslien-USA TODAY Sports
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5. G Linus Ullmark

It's hard to imagine a Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender being traded, but that's a real possibility when it comes to the Bruins and Linus Ullmark this offseason.

Ullmark found his name tied to trade rumors during the 2023-24 regular season due to Jeremy Swayman emerging as the Bruins' franchise netminder. NHL insider Eliotte Friedman reported in March that Ullmark "was expecting that he would be traded" ahead of the deadline but likely used his no-trade clause to remain in Boston.

But even though the deadline came and went, it doesn't mean that the Bruins won't try to move the 30-year-old again. Swayman is set to become a restricted free agent and will likely command a major raise, meaning that Boston will likely shop Ullmark around to avoid paying two starting goaltending contracts.

Furthermore, Ullmark will be a UFA at the end of the 2024-25 campaign, so it's smarter for the Bruins to try to move him for something rather than lose him for nothing next summer. Even though he'll have a 16-team no-trade clause, Ullmark could be more accepting of an offseason deal if it's clear that he's no longer wanted in Boston.

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