The Bruins and Ryan Spooner wisely came to a contract agreement on a one-year, $2.825 million deal just prior to the start of Wednesday’s arbitration hearing. Don Sweeney hasn’t yet taken a B’s player to arbitration during his three years running the Black and Gold, and it could have grown unnecessarily contentious with a player like Spooner if they’d been forced to point out his flaws as a player in the uncomfortable setting of an arbitration hearing. “It’s a fair deal for both sides in our opinion,” said Spooner’s agent Murray Kuntz to CSN after the one-year contract had been agreed upon. Now that Spooner has been signed to the one-year deal, it represents the last chance for the 25-year-old
YOU CAN WATCH TARIK AND JILL'S FULL BREAKDOWN OF CHRISTIAN DJOOS IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE. As we skate toward the start of the 2017-18 NHL Regular Season, our CSN Capitals team of Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir detail and analyze the Capitals roster. They will take a look at breakout candidates, prospects on the rise, players in need of improvement and a look at the rest of the Metropolitan Division, all leading up to the start of the NHL regular season. It's time to take a look at which top prospects have the tools to become a full-time NHL player and what they have to do to get the call-up from Hershey. Next up is Christian Djoos, a player who Capitals fans have been waiting to see in Washington
In the end, it was either the Montreal Canadiens or Russia for defenseman Andrei Markov. After the Canadiens wouldn’t meet his contract demands, the free agent announced he would not be back with the franchise with whom he’s played his entire NHL career, and that he was headed to the KHL. “I wanted to finish my career with the Montreal Canadiens.