BREAKING: Recent signing signals good news for Frederic, bad news for the Bruins

Published July 19, 2023 at 10:34 PM
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The Colorado Avalanche and center Ross Colton avoided arbitration with a 4-year, $16 million contract.

Colton's signing comes as a positive outcome for both him and the team, filling the void left by J.T. Compher's departure. Comparing Colton to Trent Frederic, who is also up for arbitration, raises questions about the hefty payday.

Colton boasts 47 goals and 36 assists in 190 NHL games, while Frederic holds 29 goals and 25 assists in 198 games. Colton's production dropped in the previous season, reflecting the Tampa Bay Lightning's decision to move on.

However, Frederic showed significant improvement, emerging as a valuable scoring option for the Boston Bruins. The Bruins face salary cap constraints, with only $5.4 million remaining, and arbitration cases involving Frederic and Jeremy Swayman.


General Manager Don Sweeney must carefully navigate the situation. Bypassing arbitration would be ideal, but Colton's contract complicates matters.

Negotiations must occur before the initial hearing, adding pressure to find a resolution that satisfies all parties involved.

Source: insidetherink
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BREAKING: Recent signing signals good news for Frederic, bad news for the Bruins

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