Re: Soderberg is on the way as per Linkoping GM..
posted at 4/9/2013 2:09 PM EDT
The speculation for the next seven days should be phenomenal. JK a small price to pay for added depth and potential improvement.
My lines, KHL, Bergie-Jagr-Marchand, Kelly-Seguin-Soderberg (LW?)-Campbell and the best two (in my current order) Paille-Peverley-Caron-Daugavins
It's incredible that Paille would be fighting for minutes in this lineup. Also I should note that Soderberg has no guarantees in my mind. I like the idea of two offensive minded wings next to Kelly. WHo do teams play there to checkers against. I guess I would play them against Bergie et al.
From there, it gets a little hairy. Sweden wants Soderberg for the national team, to compete at Worlds in May. They have the right to refuse the transfer agreement, and they have seven days to do so. A few things can happen from here. Either Sweden doesn't respond in seven days, which means Soderberg is free to join the Bruins after that seven day period; Sweden signs off on the agreement before the seven day period is over, in which case Soderberg can come over as soon as that's done; or they can refuse. Sweden would need actual contract-related reasons to refuse the transfer. Allowable reasons are as follows:
1) the player is a signed professional player currently under a professional player contract;
2) the player wishing to transfer has not fulfilled his contractual obligations to his former club (all contractual obligations other than those involving signed professional player contracts);
3) the player has not fulfilled financial commitments to his former club such as debts or has not returned the club's equipment; and
4) a material reason between the two clubs regarding the player transfer exists other than issues concerning compensation (an example of a material reason is the existence of a confirmed suspension or pending disciplinary proceeding by either the IIHF or by the player’s member national association when such suspension is recognized by the IIHF)
As far as we know, the only one that applies to Soderberg is the fact that he's under contract with Linkoping. If the Bruins were to buy out his contract, Sweden wouldn't have a viable reason to refuse the transfer - and suddenly a Swedish unicorn is ours. There's no telling whether or not the Bruins will actually do that, though (thanks, Jacobs!) or whether they'll work out some sort of other compensatory deal, so for now, it's a waiting game for the next seven days.