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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Hunwick Files for Arbitration

Bruins young defenseman Matt Hunwick has filed for arbitration today.  

As expected, Matt Hunwick filed for arbitration by today's 5 p.m. deadline. Hunwick was one of 20 restricted free agents to file for arbitration. Hunwick is expected to come to an agreement prior to his hearing.

"Still negotiating with B's," agent Peter Fish wrote in an e-mail to colleague Kevin Dupont. "It will work out."

Last season, Dennis Wideman was the only Bruin to file for arbitration. Wideman agreed to an extension prior to his hearing.

It is good a deal looks like will get done, I'm going to assume he gets around 1-1.15 million on a one year deal and maybe more if it is a long term deal.


Anonymous James said...

I noticed James Wisnieski filed for arbitration as well. He was traded from Chicago to Anaheim at the deadline last season. Too bad the Bruins didnt make a pitch for him instead of Montador...

10:23 PM  
Anonymous psands said...

hunwick will get more than 1-1.15, would not be surprised to see him get 1.5-2.

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

matt where have you been, you missed a good season.

1:34 AM  
Blogger Gibby4 said...

Kovalev to Bruins?
TSN is reporting he will not return to the habs

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Bruin fan in Montreal said...

Never, Kovalev does not fit the Bruin mold. If your going to waste 4 mil on Kovalev, why not give that money to Kessel which shows up to more games than Kovalev ever will.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hunwick around 1.5. kovalev no way in hell.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Mook said...

kovalev signs with the sens! you probably already know...

3:59 PM  
Anonymous gikerboy13 said...

the bruins r going to struggle next yr. every team in the division got better except the bruins and buffalo. i want to see bruins to make an offer sheet for the following: travis zajac, nikolai zherdev, james wisniewski, colby armstrong, or jiri hudler. but could someone explain to me how arbitration works please. and wut about mike comrie. he is a UFA and i havent heard his name being signed. and also if i was sens GM i wouldnt trade heatley now. kovalev, heatley, alferdson, and spezza? bruins gunna have a tough time this yr. timy the tank thomas is gunna have to step it up an extra notch this yr

4:11 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

I disagree that Boston will have a tough time.

Buffalo- Did nothing.

Montreal- Added skill but got smaller. Gomez, Gionta and Cammalleri should all do well. But once they get run, by any team, not just Boston, they will think twice. Cammalleri had Iginla to protect him. Montreal is a small team.

Toronto- They added a tough guy (Orr) and two decent defensemen... although one wears a shirt that says "I'm Lucic's Bitch!" They really did not add much to improve offense.

Ottawa- Added Kovalev, but will lose Heatley. He is disgruntled and does not want to be there, so they HAVE to move him. And how long will it take for Kovalev to want to be captain before he gives an effort? Kovalev is no big signing.

Out of the other teams in the conference..... Toronto worries me more then the others. And that is not saying much.

Boston re-signed Recchi for a year full of leadership and experience. They got two of the four youngsters re-signed. Hunwick will be next, and Kessel either gets traded or re-signed and others go.

Bruins lost in the playoffs due to Hunwick and Ference being out. The loss of our two puck moving d-men really stung. But we will be adding Sturm for a full season, almost like a new signing.

And finally, Begin is an upgrade over Yelle. As much as I liked Yelle, Begin brings a little more speed, and an agitator-like quality like Avery. Anyone remember how bad LaRose took the B's off their game?

The current line up for the Bruins.... I'd take over any other in the East... and actually... the league.

But I do say.... Thomas does need to step it up this year. Everyone knows what to expect, he isn't an unknown anymore.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous gikerboy13 said...

well im wrong for sayin that cuz we r jus lookin at the players on paper and statstic wise. it rlly depends on the regular season. im rlly jus mad at chia cuz he didnt make a splash at all in the free agent market, besides re-signing recchi

5:01 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

I can understand how you feel. But with the cap where it was, I'd rather see him keep the guys then lose them and bring in others to learn the system.

This is the first time, in a loooong time that the Bruins are really building through the system. Kessel, Krejci, Bergeron, Wheeler, Lucic, Stuart, Hunwick, Bitz.... and Sobotka, Hamill and others coming up.

A Hossa, Cammalleri, Knuble, or Ohlund would have looked great. But at what cost!

Bottom line... Go Bruins!

5:08 PM  
Anonymous da wreck said...

If and when Lucic becomes an RFA next summer, you'll all be glad the B's didn't go after any high profile players and their high profile contracts that come with them...

7:17 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

I agree da wreck! I like what the Bruins have done. Keep the team basically intact!

8:03 AM  
Anonymous MC Puck said...

Heatley isn't going anywhere. Last Wednesday the Senators had to pay him a 4 million dollar bonus meaning if they trade him, he still cost them 4 mill. No, they won't trade a player they already paid for this coming season.

I agree that some of the other teams have made moves to improve their teams, but I don't think anyone really made too big of a move. Good teams moved good players, but no one added anything epic.

Montreal and Toronto also made a lot of signings, but Montreal was a middle of the pack team and they traded their big names for other big names, most of which are on the decline. They look just like they did this time last year, choke full of expectations that they just won't live up to. Toronto is a solid team who will add a few wins to their team, but Toskola is still the starter, and they still don't have enough offense to change the fact that they just aren't a good team.

The Bruins will return almost the same team that score the most goals in the east last year, and they've had a year to mature. Guys like Wheeler Krecji and Kessel will each have a jump in their step come regular season time, and imagine what Recchi can do playing in the Bruins system for a full season? I see the guy having another 60 points if he can stay healthy.

I'm excited for Bruins hockey and I'm glad PC didn't fall for any of the overpaid "superstars" that were left after JayBo and Hossa

12:07 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

I still think Heatley WILL be traded. Not only because he is disgruntled but because with the signing Kovalev, they are over the cap limit. Why try and hold on to a player who does not want to be there?

As for paying him, they can always get that back in other ways. If the price is right, and Heatley says yes... he is gone.

I am excited about what PC did as well. The youngsters get another year under their belt and they will only get better.

But PC is not done. The Bs need to make room as well. either to sign Kessel and Hunwick or to be able to take on salary if Kessel is traded.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MC: nice freudian slip with mtl being "choke" full of expectations. And choke again they will this year.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give your opinions on this rumor ive been hearing..Blockbuster trade for Hunwick, Kessel, and Rask in the works possibly?

3:01 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

No opinion... NO CHANCE!!

6:06 PM  
Anonymous gikerboy13 said...

it depends, need more details!!

6:10 PM  
Anonymous gikerboy13 said...

also w/ rask's hit being 3.2 he is probly going to be moved. so kessel and rask for a really good offensive d-man and a 2nd or 3rd rd pick maybe?

7:49 PM  

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