Hockey season is getting closer with each passing breath. The NHL announced their nationally televised schedule for the 2019-20 season. More on that later as the Boston Bruins have some notable matchups that will be on the networks of NBC and NBCSN. Moving over to the RFA market for the moment, reports have come out that Mitch Marner wants to have the highest bridge contract in history. While in Vancouver, Brock Boeser has for $7 million a season. Also Boston Hockey Now’s Jimmy Murphy caught up with Charlie McAvoy to talk about his contract status. Here is the news for Wednesday, August 7th.
It is that time of year when the NHL released their national television schedule. The Boston Bruins will appear 12 times on the networks of NBC and NBCSN including a Stanley Cup Final rematch against the St. Louis Blues. (Boston Hockey Now)
Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now caught up with RFA defenseman Charlie McAvoy at the annual Corey Griffin Foundation Happy Hour to talk about the ongoing contract negotiations with the Bruins and McAvoy told him “It would be nice” to get a deal done. (Boston Hockey Now)
Penguins assistant General Manager Bill Guerin is being considered for the Minnesota Wild General Manager position and our colleague Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now believes Guerin is the right man for the job. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk now of the Tampa Bay Lightning did not hold back words when he asked about being bought out by his former club the New York Rangers. (Sportsnet)
It appears we finally might know what the contract demands of RFA forward Mitch Marner are. James Mirtle of the Athletic writes Marner would like to be paid between $9 million -$11 million per season with the term being either be between three or four years. This essentially would give Marner the highest bridge-contract in NHL history. (The Athletic)
Over in Vancouver, another high profile RFA forward is looking for a contract. According to Ben Kuzma of Postmedia Brock Boeser is asking for $7 million a season from the Vancouver Canucks in the area of the four-year range. (Yahoo)