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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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Hootinani's avatar

Yes please.  He’s the only FA forward worth going after, depending on his price tag.

Posted by Hootinani on 06/08/15 at 12:17 PM ET

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Yep.

Posted by VitoLambruski on 06/08/15 at 12:38 PM ET

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He’d fit right in with the rest of the Swedes.

Posted by George0211 on 06/08/15 at 12:39 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Yes please.  He’s the only FA forward worth going after, depending on his price tag.

Would you rather trade for Ryan O’Reilly if it can be done sensibly?

Posted by duhduhduh on 06/08/15 at 01:33 PM ET

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Would you rather trade for Ryan O’Reilly if it can be done sensibly?

Posted by MoreShoot on 06/08/15 at 02:33 PM ET

Would love to have him for the long term, especially for the coming post Z and Pav years.  But his offensive game is overrated, and his cap hit is only getting bigger.  Its already 6 mil, which I think is a little inflated.  Better to get Soderberg at 3 ish, save the assets to trade for a top end dman if there is one to be found.

Posted by Hootinani on 06/08/15 at 03:09 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Which of our top 6 or top 9 are you going to kick to the curb to make room for um?

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 06/08/15 at 05:04 PM ET

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