By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz)
Just when the Bruins thought they were going to add one final piece to their forward corps, Sweden decided to object.
Just days after Carl Soderberg signed a three year, $2.6M contract with the Bruins and secured his release from his Swedish team, Linkoping HC, the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation chose to block the move.
The Bruins first acquired the rights to Soderberg in 2007, when they dealt goaltender Hannu Toivonen to St. Louis for the talented Swede. The Bruins have attempted to bring Soderberg to Boston several times since the initial trade, and many believed Soderberg would never don the black and gold. However, the Bruins finally managed to convince Soderberg to come to North America back in March, when TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that the big bodied Swede was hoping to join the Bruins after Linkoping completed the Swedish Elite League Playoffs. Soderberg led the SEL in scoring this season, racking up 31 goals and 29 assists for a...