Elliote Friendman tweeted this out earlier today:
The Bruins and restricted free agent Ryan Spooner are currently in the throws of arbitration. When Friedman dropped this number, a lot of fans were surprised that Spooner would ask for such a large amount given how both Cassidy’s staff and Julien’s staff didn’t seem to like him.
A player’s purpose while playing is to get as much money as possible. When it comes to arbitration, players will routinely over-ask while teams will low-ball the player until they come to an agreement.
I’ll be honest with you, I’m surprised Spooner is still on the Bruins roster to begin with.
On Twitter, I stated that I believe Spooner would come in at a 2 year, $3.125M deal after all of this is said and done.