Non-Rumor: The Bruins Agree To Wheeler’s Arbitration Ruling

July 30th, 2010 by Cory Ducey Leave a reply »
With the Arbitration ruling handed down, the Boston Bruins agreed to the decision, and Blake Wheeler is off the Free Agency market reporting a $2.2 million dollar 1-year contract.

The 6 foot 5, 208 pounder of Robbinsdale,MN had a somewhat disappointing season last year, but most of the Bruins' roster were also in the same boat.  

Still, he did not do that bad considering it was just his second year in the NHL with 18 tallies , and 20 helpers for 38 points.  It certainly doesn't hurt to have played all 82 games in the season as well.

Part of the criticism is that he is such a large player on the ice, and is not imposing his will by throwing the body around to create plays and mix it up more.

According to the Bruins official website, GM Peter Chiarelli was happy with the decision:

"It is never a pleasant experience for either side to go to arbitration," said Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli. However, as a manager, you know that the player will be under contract for the following year either way. We talked to Blake before, and after the hearing and we are satisfied to have a good, young player u ...

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