BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Bruins have reportedly agreed to a deal with Swedish forward Carl Soderberg, giving them another potential
New England Hockey Journal’s Kirk Luedeke was one of the first to report the deal, and joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s The Adam Jones Show on Tuesday to talk about what the Bruins are getting in Soderberg.
“The guy is a talent, no doubting or debating that… but the big question is how is his game going to translate to the smaller ice surfaces and how is he going to integrate with his Bruins teammates. You just don’t know until we see it,” said Luedeke.
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“When he was drafted, he was one of these guys that had ‘upside.’ He was a big kid that could skate and shoot — he was more of a playmaker back then, which is interesting because he’s evolved into a finisher and goal scorer. The question was did he have the attitude and did he have the desire. That’s been the question with him, so it’ll be interesting to see what the mature Carl Soderberg brings to the mix.”
Soderberg could become a low-line contributor to the Bruins this year, but with a reported three-year deal, what can the B’s expect from him in the long run? And was it worth giving him a three-year pact?