As was reported the other day, Danton Heinen has elected to undergo arbitration for his next contract with the Boston Bruins. Yesterday, he got a date: August 3rd.
Danton Heinen will have his arbitration hearing on Aug. 3.
— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) July 9, 2019
Now, this seems familiar. Ryan Spooner and Don Sweeney could not agree on the same amount of money for his last year with the Bruins in 2017. The first report was that the two parties were nearly $2 million apart on the compensation. As they prepared to go before the arbitrator, Spooner and Sweeney agreed to a one-year, $2.8 million deal, essentially splitting the difference between the two. Of course, Spooner was then dealt at the deadline for Rick Nash.
No word has come out yet as to what the hang-up on a new deal is between Heinen and Sweeney but surely we’ll hear about it before August.
EDIT: The Bruins released a story at 11pm EDT stating that they had agreed to a deal with Danton Heinen for two-years at a total that absolutely screws with the cap space.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 10, 2019
How are they going to sign McAvoy and Carlo with just over $7 million in cap space?