Mikkel Boedker was not among the NHL players who filed for salary arbitration by Thursdays deadline. That doesnt mean all is peachy in negotiations between the Coyotes and Boedkers agents, Kevin Epp and Jarrett Bousquet.
Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treliving and Bousquet continue to talk, but Treliving said Thursday evening that a gap still exists between what the team believes Boedker should be paid and what Boedkers camp believes the speedy forward is worth.
The good news is that were not necessarily locked into one specific position, Treliving said. Theres always a number of ways to skin a cat, but weve got to find a deal that works for both sides.
Its interesting that Boedkers representatives elected not to file for salary arbitration. The Coyotes extended a qualifying offer to Boedker, 23, last week. Since he made more than 1 million last season, the qualifying offer was for the same amount Boedker made in 2013: 1.2 million.
Had his agents filed for arbitration, they...