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Seguin wants contract extension before CBA expires

Sep 10, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT

On Monday, the Boston Bruins held their 9th annual golf tournament in Bolton, Mass. — the perfect place for reporters to ask players about the looming lockout.

One of the players queried was Tyler Seguin, who led the Bruins in scoring last season and will become a restricted free agent at the end of 2012-13.

Unsurprisingly, Seguin wants a new deal before the CBA expires on Sept. 15.

From WEEI:

Seguin, 20, is set to make $3.55 million in the final year of his entry-level contract and, in terms of an extension, is likely eying the seven-year, $42 million extension fellow 2010 draftee Taylor Hall recently signed in Edmonton.

Looking beyond Seguin, the Bruins could face a similar circumstance with Milan Lucic, another young forward that’s set to become a RFA after next season.

Lucic is in the final year of a deal that pays $4.08 million annually, and his situation is compounded by the fact Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli just gave Brad Marchand a four-year, $18 million extension (like Lucic and Seguin, Marchand was set to become a RFA in 2013).

That has many asking the question — “If Marchand’s worth $18 million, what do the Bruins pay Lucic?”

It’s a legit query given Lucic’s posted back-to-back 60-point seasons, fought 13 times and missed just four games to injury.

Chiarelli’s on record saying he doesn’t like seeing his players get to free agency and one has to think that’s the case with Lucic, who — should he become an RFA at the end of the year — would be 25 and one of the game’s best young power forwards.

  1. bcsteele - Sep 10, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    I know I’m gonna get lit up for this but I believe David Backes and Milan Lucic are the best, true power forwards in the game today. I’m open to other suggestions but I can think of no better than these two.

    • somekat - Sep 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM


    • capesouth - Sep 10, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      OMG what is wrong with you?! I’m kidding..and I agree..I don’t know Backes as well as I know Lucic’s game. Lucic is a monster and is still young. The only people who actually complain about a player like Lucic are the people who allowed all the expectations about being the ‘next cam neely’ seep into their brains. The guy is 24, 6’4″, 230 lbs, puts up 60 pts a year, fights with the best of them (when he needs to), and can alter the outcome of a game with his physicality. He does go through funks. I’ll agree to that but that doesn’t make all the positive aspects I just mentioned irrelevant. People, at least in Boston, need to stop thinking he is Cam Neely and just accept the player that he is which is pretty elite.

    • davebabychreturns - Sep 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM

      I’d take Backes over Looch if I was building a team but it’s hard to argue against either player.

    • sergeikremlin - Sep 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM

      Corey Perry is my vote. He can hit, fight, agitate, and score 50 goals. 100 + PIMS in five straight seasons. He just gets more pub for the soft hands and obviously the coach doesn’t want his top goal scorer fighting too much.

  2. revansrevenant - Sep 10, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    If they get Seguin signed, that means the best top line in the Northeast Division, and probably one of the top 5 top lines in the Eastern Conference is going to be together for a good amount of time. Sure, Bergeron, Marchand and Seguin don’t put out a ton of raw numbers, but they play the best defensive game of any top line in the league, and they still score quite a bit..

  3. pastabelly - Sep 10, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Lucic is not “elite”. He is very good. Seguin is very good and can be great. He should be their first order of business.

  4. buffalo65 - Sep 11, 2012 at 5:56 AM

    Sabres were gonna give Doan 7 per, bet Miller would be happy if they threw that money Lucic’s way next summer.

  5. habsflop - Sep 11, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    I do like Lucic’s game, but he is inconsistent and the Bruins are lacking a true #1 winger. (Seguin will be a center) Don’t be surprised to see either Krejci or Lucic traded for a wing

    • homelanddefense - Sep 11, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      I would love to see Krejci traded for a winger. He is way too inconsistent for the money they pay him. If he isnt performing offensively he doesnt really add much else.

      Lucic can effect a game on multiple fronts.

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