What Bruins Center Carl Soderberg’s Struggles Could Mean for His Next Contract

December 6th, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »

Do not be fooled by Boston Bruins center Carl Soderberg’s performance on the stat sheet through 27 games this season. Although he enters Saturday’s action tied with Patrice Bergeron for the team lead with identical 5-13-18 scoring logs, his recent production pace is liable to dock him.

Soderberg narrowly avoided his second scoreless skid of three games or more this season Thursday night. By garnering an assist in Boston’s 7-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks, he ensured at least one point on the three-game trip through California.

On the other hand, he failed to land a single shot on goal and won only 27.3 percent of his draws (3-of-11).

Citing the Swedish pivot as the top lowlight in Thursday’s setback, CBS Boston columnist Matt Kalman wrote, “Don’t give Soderberg that multi-year, cap-strangling contract extension just yet.”

Indeed, Soderberg entered this season as arguably the top player to watch among the Bruins’ unrestricted free-agent class of 2015. Of the six pending UFAs on the roster, he has been a leading candidate for the most substantial pay raise ...

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