Friday, July 15, 2011

Bruins About To Resign Marchand?

"According to the Boston Globe, the general manager of the Boston Bruins feels there has been progress in the quest to sign Brad Marchand. Peter Chiarelli wouldn't say much else about ongoing contract talks with the 23-year-old winger's agent."

The gist of the article was that the Bruins would eventually resign their only restricted free agent. The question is how much. Most people think it will be in the 2-3 million range. The Bruins are close to the cap, so they have to be careful here. Marchand is an interesting guy, because as good as he was in the playoffs his 41 regular season points put him in the $1.5-$2 million range, but the way he played in the playoffs will get him somewhere over two. My best guess is a 2 year deal for about $5 million.

No matter what the Bruins can't afford to lose this guy, and I hope a deal gets done soon.

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