Bergevin will wait for an extension
Shawn Hutcheon: Neely on a possible contract extension for Patrice Bergeron: “I think he deserves to see where he is at the end of the year. … I would certainly like to continue it, but we’ll see where it leads. “
The door stands for Rask and Krejci. still open
Matt Porter: Neely said the door would remain open for free agents Tuukka Rask and David Krejci but added, “We’ll see what happens … That remains to be seen for both of them.”
Ty Anderson: Rask is still recovering and undergoing rehab from off-season surgery.
A big expansion is coming for McAvoy
Amalie Benjamin from NHL.com: Boston Bruins President Cam Neely said yesterday that they hope to put in place a contract extension for defense attorney Charlie McAvoy soon.
“We will hopefully finish Charlie McAvoy here shortly. … Don and Evan have been working in Charlie’s warehouse for the past few days, ”Neely said. “So I hope we’ll see something here shortly, but you never know until it’s signed on the dashed line.”
McAvoy benchmarks include:
Miro Heiskanen – Dallas Stars – eight years old, $ 67.6 million.
Seth Jones – Chicago Blackhawks – eight years, $ 76 million.
Cale Makar – Colorado Avalanche – six years, $ 54 million.
Dougie Hamilton – New Jersey Devils – seven years, $ 63 million.
Zach Werenski – Columbus Blue Jackets – six years, $ 57.5 million.
Bruins GM Don Sweeney on the contract with McAvoy.
“Nothing is coming. But we are confident. We continue to speak to different players on a regular basis and the timing will work out. We would be very happy to have Charlie as part of the organization for an extended period of time. Hopefully it’s reciprocal, and that’s generally the case when deals come together. “
Ty Anderson: Neely on McAvoy: “I haven’t heard any suggestion that Charlie doesn’t want to play his entire career here. He hugged Boston, loves the sports environment, loves our fan base. “
Pierre LeBrun: “I would be surprised if it wasn’t finished at some point, but discussions are ongoing between the two sides at this hour, but I have the feeling that there is still work to be done on the McAvoy extension …”
Jimmy Murphy: A bridge contract seems unlikely and sounds like a long-term extension.
Jimmy Murphy: From what has been heard, it could be closed by Friday and likely an eight-year contract between $ 9 million and $ 9.5 million per season.