Bergevin will wait on an extension
Shawn Hutcheon: Neely on a possible contract extension for Patrice Bergeron: “I feel he needs to, and rightfully so, see the place he’s at on the finish of yr. … I’d actually like to see him proceed, however we’ll see the place it goes.”
The Door continues to be open for Rask and Krejci
Matt Porter: Neely mentioned that the door without spending a dime brokers Tuukka Rask and David Krejci stays open, however added: “we’ll see what occurs … That continues to be to be seen for each of them.”
Ty Anderson: Rask continues to be recovering and going by way of rehab from offseason surgical procedure.
An enormous extension coming for McAvoy
“We’re going to hopefully get Charlie McAvoy finished right here shortly. … Don and Evan have been working with Charlie’s camp the final couple of days,” Neely mentioned. “So my hopes are we’ll see one thing right here in brief order, however you by no means know till it’s signed on the dotted line.”
McAvoy comparables embrace:
Miro Heiskanen – Dallas Stars – eight years, $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.
“There’s nothing imminent. However we’re hopeful. We proceed to speak periodically with totally different gamers and the timing will current itself. We’d dearly wish to have Charlie as a part of the group for an extended time period. Hopefully it’s mutual, and that’s usually when offers come collectively.”
Ty Anderson: Neely on McAvoy: “I haven’t heard any indication that Charlie wouldn’t wish to play right here for his complete profession. He’s embraced Boston, loves the sports activities atmosphere, loves our fanbase.”
Pierre LeBrun: “I might be stunned if it didn’t get finished ultimately however at this hour, sure talks are ongoing between either side, however my sense is there’s nonetheless work to be finished right here on the McAvoy extension…”
Jimmy Murphy: A bridge contract appears unlikely and it feels like a long-term extension.
Jimmy Murphy: From what has been listening to it may get finished by Friday and certain an eight-year deal at between $9 and $9.5 million per season.