With less than a couple of weeks from the start of training camps could there be a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to those RFAs still on the market? The Boston Bruins continued their tour throughout New England and GM Don Sweeney gave an update on the negotiations for Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo. Out West, Brock Boeser has a number he would like along with term for him to sign on the dotted line. More on both of those stories a little later. Here is the news for Friday, August 23.
The Bruins continued their Fan Fest Tour in Leominster, MA, where GM Don Sweeney made an appearance saying the contract negotiations surrounding Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo are “Not as fast as everybody would like” as he told BostonBruins.com’s Michael Tolvo. (Boston Hockey Now)
Finally, we have a number when it comes to what RFA Brock Boeser would like for his contract. According to Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province, Boeser’s agent Ben Hankinson would like his client to have a four-year, $28 million extension that carries an annual average value of $7 million. (Vancouver Province)
Normally tough losses take a while to get over and linger throughout the off-season but as Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask told the Greg Hill Show on Tuesday, he got over the loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 within days. (Boston Hockey Now)
What will it take for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Mitch Marner to get a deal done? Gord Miller and Dave Poulin on TSN Radio in Toronto propose an idea that would pay Marner $9.5 million annually over three years.
With the Ottawa Senators going through rebuild mode, the team was able to lock down one of the young pieces for the future as Colin White signed a six-year deal worth $28.5 million to stay in Ottawa. (Sportsnet)