Wideman will not get 3 million plus
I keep hearing this, we have about 7 million in cap space, so Nokie and Wideman will cost 4 million. No!
Nokelainen will get around 700,000, his pay of 1+ million last year was based on an entry level deal, and obviously for a 4th liner, 13th forward, he is going to get under 1 million.
Now to Wideman. Yes, there were talks of a long term deal with a AAV of 3-3.5 million, but they haven't transpired. This is because the Bruins did not want to pay him that. Look, you can compare him to Shea Weber and co., but Wideman played 1 good year of hockey. One, 1, uno. You can't bank on 1 year for a long commitment with substantial money. That is why Wideman filed for arbitration.
Now that he is in arbitration, he will get around 1.2-2 million max. When was the last time a guy jumped from 600k, to 3.5 million? Cammalleri got 3.35 per for 2 years after scoring 80 points and having 2 legit years of hockey.
That is why Wideman won't get 3 plus million.