Thursday, December 03, 2009


The Bruins and Marc Savard agreed to a 7 year, $28M deal. Savard's led the Bruins in points every year he's been in Boston. Earlier this season, the B's lost Savard to injury, and the offense devolved into a predictable and bland unit. Since his return, the Bruins got their swagger back, scoring goals in a variety of ways.

Peter Chiarelli and the B's front office have been extraordinarily pro-active the past few months. Some criticized them for not retaining Kessel, but it's clear that Phil was out line his pockets. Savard won't be going to soup kitchens with his $28 million, but he could have followed his former linemate's tracks and gotten more on the open market.

The Bruins have 8 forwards already under contract for the 2010-2011 season. Along with 3 defensemen and both goalies. Krejci, Savard, Wideman, Thomas and Rask are all locked up for the 2011-12 season. And if the world doesn't end in 2012, Savard and Thomas will both be around in 2013.

The Canadian Press

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