BREAKING - Contract Negotiations Stir Controversy as Boston Bruins Low Ball Fan Favorite

Published July 31, 2023 at 3:48
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According to Sportsnet NHL insider Elliotte Friedman, contract negotiations between the Boston Bruins and forward Trent Frederic have hit a roadblock, with a $1.5 million disparity in their arbitration filings. Frederic's player-elected arbitration hearing is set for Tuesday.


While the Bruins offered a two-year, $1.4 million deal, Frederic and his agent have sought a higher one-year contract, demanding a $2.9 million cap hit.

The 25-year-old forward is coming off a stellar season with 31 points in 79 games, making him a fan favorite.


Additionally, the Bruins face a similar situation with restricted free agent goalie Jeremy Swayman, with the team $2.8 million apart from Swayman's camp in their arbitration filings.

The Bruins offered one year at $2 million, while Swayman's side requested a higher one-year contract at $4.8 million.

With around $5.4 million in salary cap space and potential arbitration adjustments, the Bruins may have to explore trade options to maintain roster balance.

General manager Don Sweeney will undoubtedly seek ways to create cap space, ensuring that both players can secure contracts while adhering to salary cap regulations.

Source: bostonhockeynow
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