Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins today officially announced they will not re-sign Defenseman David Tanabe.
Two days ago an arbitration judge awarded Tanabe a one year 1.275 million dollar contract. Bruins GM Chiarelli exercised the "walk away" option that is given to the team after an arbitration ruling. David Tanabe is now officially an unrestricted free agent.
This is sad news, I liked David Tanabe, he was very good. He was not worth 1.275 million though, that is for sure. If I was the arbitration judge I would have awarded him a one year 900,000 dollar contract.