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Praising Nathan MacKinnon as the ‘Avalanche’s most important player’

ESPN's Katie Strang suggests that Nathan MacKinnon is the Colorado Avalanche's "Most Important Player":

The Halifax, Nova Scotia, native had a bit of a sophomore slump last season, though he was sidelined for significant time with a foot injury and played only 64 games for the Avs, finishing with 14 goals and 28 points. Part of that dip in production was indicative of the team’s struggles as a whole, as the Avs regressed and missed the playoffs. And let’s not forget that MacKinnon was plagued by an unsightly 6.33 percent shooting percentage, which seems like a fluke more than anything. The good news is he was still creating chances, finishing fifth overall in shots per 60 minutes (11.01) among those who played more than 200 minutes, according to hockeyanalysis.com.

With Mackinnon set to enter training camp healthy, his production will be essential this season, especially given the departure of two-way center Ryan O'Reilly. Though MacKinnon has played primarily on the wing since joining the Avs, center is his natural position, so he could provide flexibility for Colorado depending on how things shake out with the rest of their lineup.

Matt Duchene figures to slot in as the No. 1 center, with the Avs hopeful that newcomers Carl Soderberg and Mikhail Grigorenko can fill important roles down the middle as well. The Avs already know they can count on last season’s leading scorer, veteran winger Jarome Iginla, for production (he had 29 goals and 59 points) and for Gabriel Landeskog to be a key contributor.

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Done Deal For Carl Soderberg In Colorado

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Boston Sends Rights To Carl Soderberg To Colorado

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 25, that the team has acquired a sixth round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for the rights to Carl Soderberg. The 2016 sixth round pick is Boston's natural selection, as it originally belonged to the Bruins and was part of the March 2, 2015 trade between Colorado and Boston that brought Max Talbot and Paul Carey to the B's in exchange for Jordan Caron.

Soderberg has played in 161 regular season NHL games - all with Boston - and has registered 29 goals and 65 assists for 94 points. The 29-year-old also skated in 14 playoff games with 1-5=6 totals.

Soderberg was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the second round (49th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Bruins from St. Louis on July 23, 2007 in exchange for Hannu Toivonen.

Soderberg will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2015.

added 5:08pm, Avs release is below...

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Anybody want a ‘Soda Berg?’

The Boston Globe's Amalie Benjamin reports that one of the best "value" free agents out there will definitely be on the market come July 1st:

The Bruins will not make a contract offer to center Carl Soderberg, according to his agent, J.P. Barry.

Soderberg, 29, whose three-year, $3.025 million contract expires next month, was told by the Bruins that they “can’t make an offer at this juncture,” according to Barry.

Soderberg scored 13 goals and had 31 assists last season, playing in all 82 games.

Gregory Campbell, Daniel Paille, Adam McQuaid, and Matt Bartkowski are also in the final year of their contracts and also would become unrestricted free agents July 1.

And "Soda Berg" is what the Boston announcers' accents render upon "Sod-er-berg."

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Is Soderberg Heading To North America

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Despite a report yesterday on a Swedish hockey website, the Bruins aren’t planning to see Carl Soderberg, their top European prospect, here in Boston when training camp opens Sept. 19….

Chiarelli said he spoke yesterday with agent J.P. Barry, Elefalk’s partner in North America, and Barry was unaware of any change in Soderberg’s plans. Barry, according to Chiarelli, said Elefalk was traveling in Spain and could not be reached immediately. Chiarelli said he left voice mail and email messages for Elefalk, but as of late yesterday afternoon, Elefalk had not responded.

“Right now, nothing’s changed; I don’t think he’s coming over,” said Chiarelli. “Who knows, maybe he’s changed his mind, but we’ve had no indication of it.”

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I am surprised Barry gave that response, I expected something like, “We are not even sure if he wants to play next season.”

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Soderberg Staying In Sweden

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

The Bruins were hopeful that Carl Soderberg, whom they obtained in last summer’s swap with St. Louis for Hannu Toivonen, also would be part of the forward mix. But the 6-foot-3-inch, 200-pound center notified Chiarelli some 10 days ago that he has opted to remain in Sweden for one more season. A few months earlier, Soderberg said he would be here in September, and was willing to assume the risk that he could be assigned to Providence.

“It’s disappointing, but we had a good talk,” said Chiarelli. “At least he was persuasive in what he said - he doesn’t want to come to North America and be a marginal player. ‘When I get there, I want to contribute,’ is what he told me.

“And, hey, the fact is, he is only 22 - the age of maybe a college senior - and it wasn’t until the playoffs over there last year that he really had his game going. He wants that one more year over there.”

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