[ESPN NHL Guru] Tuesday roundup: Thornton awarded $6.75M

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Boston captain's arbitration a near record
Boston Bruins: Captain Joe Thornton was awarded a near-record $6.75 million in arbitration Tuesday for the 2004-2005 season.New Jersey defenseman Scott Niedermayer won his arbritration case last week with a record-tying $7 million one-year deal. Philadelphia forward John LeClair was awarded $7 million in his case four years ago.Thornton, one of the league's top power forwards, earned $5.5 million last season and scored 23 goals and assisted on 50 for 73 points. The previous...

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Less than Niedermayer's award?

If Bertuzzi hadn't done up his contract last year, how much do you suppose he would have gotten in an arbitration case (assuming the Moore incident didn't take place)?

Actually, how much do you think Big Bert would have gotten right now, suspension and all?

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