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Bruins extend Tyler Seguin; Six years, $34.5 million

Sep 11, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

Milan Lucic, Tyler Seguin, David Krejci Getty Images

Seguinistas everywhere can celebrate today.

The Bruins announced they’ve signed Tyler Seguin to a six-year extension worth $5.75 million per season, good for a total of $34.5 million over the course of the deal. Both the Bruins and Seguin wanted to get a deal done before the CBA expires on the 15th and pulled it off with a deal that works out to be a bit of a bargain compared to other deals finished recently.

Consider this: Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle each got $6 million per season from the Edmonton Oilers (Hall for seven years, Eberle for six) with their extensions while Jeff Skinner‘s deal with Carolina is virtually identical to Seguin’s. If nothing else, the bar was set for how to extend the deal of an up and coming NHL star.

Seguin had a breakout season last year scoring 29 goals and finishing the year with 67 points in just his second NHL season. After winning the Stanley Cup in his rookie season, he’s got a pretty charmed life going right now. Those speed dating events he’s doing should get a lot more popular now.

  1. drewsylvania - Sep 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Sweet. Probably means Lucic gets traded, though.

  2. bekay19 - Sep 11, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    highly doubt the Bruins plan on trading Lucic. He is a unique player, and Krecji seems to be the more logical option

    • drewsylvania - Sep 11, 2012 at 12:23 PM

      True, but Krejci had better do well this season, otherwise they’re not going to get much in return for him, thanks to the contract and subpar performance.

      • capesouth - Sep 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

        Sub-par? I think there is this false assumption that he under-performs because people want Krejci traded for a big name. Not against a trade but keeping him on the Bs is not a bad thing either because he does perform. He is a pretty fair bet on 60+ pts a year (even getting 73 a few years back), he performs in the playoffs, and he is their best play-maker until Seguin proves otherwise. His numbers are just as good as some of the ‘sexier’ names out there. And whether the contract is too much or not, it isn’t that far-fetched for players of his caliber in the NHL. Pretty standard. You can argue it is too much but other contracts out there would prove otherwise. He is a damn good center on a balanced team. Another 60+ pt season for him is fine, especially with Horton back.

  3. lordfletcher - Sep 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Great contract!

    -jealous Wild fan

  4. sonofsamiam - Sep 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Why would Lucic get traded? He already makes 4 mil/per and will need only a small raise next year. Lots of room to fit him in, particularly with 12 million coming off the books between Thomas/Horton/Ference

    • hockeyflow33 - Sep 11, 2012 at 4:49 PM

      and Savard only has five seasons left of his

      • sonofsamiam - Sep 11, 2012 at 4:56 PM

        ….and Savard goes on the long term IR every year and his contract doesn’t count against the cap. Moot.

      • hockeyflow33 - Sep 11, 2012 at 5:03 PM

        It’s not moot when you consider the team is still paying this money, or a portion to an insurance company. If you think owner’s and GMs don’t factor in dead-money like that, you’re crazy.

      • nhmac - Sep 11, 2012 at 5:09 PM

        GM’s do indeed factor in dead money. With that being said, the Boston Bruins are not strapped for cash.

      • sonofsamiam - Sep 11, 2012 at 5:17 PM

        Yeah that billionaire owner is going to have a tough time not breaking up the roster due to Savard’s yearly payday.

      • hockeyflow33 - Sep 11, 2012 at 5:32 PM

        As rich as Jacobs is, he’s a notorious prick and is one of the leaders spearheading the lockout.

      • onearmdragon - Sep 11, 2012 at 5:48 PM

        Yes the Bruins will be paying Savard for years, mostly with insurance money. And Jacobs can pay the rest with pop corn and beer sales profits.

    • sonofsamiam - Sep 11, 2012 at 5:50 PM

      As Chairman of the Board of Governors, Jacobs is certainly driving towards the lockout. That said, he obviously isn’t against paying his players fair wage, as the Seguin extension can attest.

      • odj810 - Sep 13, 2012 at 6:18 PM

        jacobs honestly i think stays out of it at this point. Now that there is a salary cap its the PC and Cams job to stay under it.

  5. lostpuppysyndrome - Sep 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Hopefully this helps things out with the Kane contract.

  6. drewsylvania - Sep 11, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    I wish you guys would do some research before mindlessly downthumbing like sheeple. Lucic will be an RFA at the end of the season. The Bruins just signed Seguin and Marchand to lucrative extensions. Rask will also need a lucrative extension. Yes, they’ll get Horton off the books at the same time, but someone will have to fill his spot. The same goes for Ference. You can argue that Hamilton would take Ference’s spot, but that’s an iffy proposition for Hamilton’s first year. The result is that the Bruins are only slightly more than $3M under the cap right now, before dealing with Horton/Ference and before handing Rask his extension.

    This all means that somebody’s going to be replaced with a cap-friendly player. Lucic is an RFA, which means maybe the team keeps him for one more year at a reduced rate. But most of the team is locked up through at least 2013-2014. Somebody’s got to go, and it’s just as likely to be Lucic as Krejci or any of the other guys who make the money on the team.

    • bekay19 - Sep 11, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      speaking of doing some research, Tim Thomas and Marc Savard are still under contract so that will be roughly 9million coming off the books.. 0 for 2 today buddy

      • sonofsamiam - Sep 11, 2012 at 4:50 PM

        In fact, going into next year the Bruins have ~24 million in cap space. You think 24 million isn’t going to sign Rask, Lucic, Horton and Ference if that’s what Chia wants? Throw 1.5 at Caron and that is it. Everybody signed and under the cap.

    • hockeyflow33 - Sep 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM

      They have one $6m+ player in Chara and the rest are fairly affordable. They’re certainly in a much better position than what you’re making it out to be. Several teams are able to survive with multiple $6m+ players

  7. revansrevenant - Sep 11, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Well, I guess that’s all the offseason moves I was wishing from the B’s. Top line players signed, Tuukka signed, I’m happy as a clam. The only thing that would make this offseason better is if we avoided a lockout.

  8. pastabelly - Sep 11, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    The Bruins are among several teams who have no business needing a reduction in the salary cap. They make money hand over fist and jack up ticket costs regularly. Yup, Jacobs is king of all pricks. Nobody in New England will ever confuse him with Robert Kraft.

    • hockeyflow33 - Sep 12, 2012 at 1:50 AM

      100% correct, I don’t know who can disagree with this

  9. irokkit - Sep 12, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    All you…I’m…boneheads talking (respectively) about Horton/Ference off the books. DUUUUUH!!!! The B’s are one of the more successful teams in the league regarding cap space and contracts. Both Thomas AND Savards $$$$$$ will be erased in the 13-14 season. Leaving plenty of money to keep Horton, Ference and Hamilton. While signing Lucic and krejci and Campbell. Pay attention boys. The B’s are in very good space.

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