Morning Free Association: Arbitration Bound or Not?

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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.

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.

How are they going to sign McAvoy and Carlo with just over $7 million in cap space?

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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I hadn’t counted on the bump from the arbitration process for Heinen. $2.8M feels high for what he gives the team, but it’s not insane.
I think they’re gonna say buh-bye to at least John Moore, because McAvoy+Carlo are bound to add up to $10M-$12M

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. That’s, um, yeah. Think I’m going to have to trust the Sweenius on this and trust he has a plan!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

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Quaider4ever
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Hi All!
Okay Donnie, you got some splainin’ to do. Get those RFA’s signed!!
Headed out for some disc golf this morn.
Double last night…. Worked much of the first games solo – my partner had to deal with a goalie having a heart attack on the other rink. When he came back, he had a bad fall and left for hospital. Second game done solo. No news on goalie or partner yet.
Yikes!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Christ! Fingers crossed for both of them

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

It’s a dangerous sport!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh man, hope everyone is okay!