Bergeron nearing a deal

According to the web site listed below, Patrice Bergeron is nearing a long term contract of 4-5 years with the Boston Bruins. His Agent confirms that the deal should be completed within 7 days.

http://bruins.scout.com/


23 Responses to Bergeron nearing a deal

  1. FrankTheTank3388 says:

    Alright, there was no doubt in my mind that we would resign him but it’s great to see he’s getting a long term deal going. I wonder how much he’ll be making, I’d say around $2-2.5 million at most, of course a bit more towards the end of the contract with bonuses and all. I’d like to see the end of the deal come up soon.

  2. BruinsDude says:

    I read 3-4.5 mil per season

  3. Habroller says:

    It all depends.

    2-3 million if it’s for 3 years or less…

    If you wanna ink him for more than 4 years, you’ll have to give him 4 million and more.

    Is he your #1 center or not? You’ll have to pay him in consequence…

  4. RayBourque77 says:

    I think that is a fair price because he is a # 1 center. And IF this Zhamnov fiasco is rectified, they have the money to spend. The link does not make any mention of any monetary figures but I do hope this gets done soon.

  5. FrankTheTank3388 says:

    Wow, that seems like too much. I personally think there should be an age restriction to how much money you could make, I don’t think any hockey player, no matter how good, should get more than $3 million when he’s only 21, that’s my personal opinion anyways.

  6. Habroller says:

    yeah, but like I said below, if you want ink long-term for real, you’ll have to pay the big $$$…

    Don’t expect to lock him until he’s 26 for less than 3 million.

  7. FrankTheTank3388 says:

    Well that’s why I said get paid more towards the end of the contract. I know we won’t be locking him in at that much money when he’s 25, but for now, that’s just too much.

  8. patdud says:

    its official, just saw it on the main website, bosonbruins.com

  9. BruinsDude says:

    According to BostonBruins.com

    Bruins re-sign Bergeron

    8/22/2006

    The Boston Bruins have re-signed center Patrice Bergeron to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli. Bergeron was a Group II (restricted) free agent.

    “Patrice is an outstanding young player with a tremendous future,” said Chiarelli. “He is an offensive threat every time he is on the ice, has great defensive instincts and he plays a physical game without taking a lot of penalties. With all that he has already accomplished, he will continue to grow as a player and we are very pleased that he will do so in a Bruins uniform.”

    Bergeron, 21, enters his fourth professional season since the Bruins made him their second pick, 45th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He made the Bruins as an 18-year-old out of his first training camp in 2003 and, as the NHL’s youngest player that season, was a strong candidate for the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie before a February shoulder injury sidelined him for 11 games. He played the lockout season of 2004-05 in Providence as the AHL’s youngest player that year and played for the Canadian Team in the AHL All-Star Game.

    The 6’0”, 197 lb. native of Sillery, Quebec led the Bruins in goals and points in 2005-06 with career-high totals of 31 goals and 42 assists for 73 points. He became the youngest player in team history to record a 30-goal season with a two-goal effort vs. Montreal on April 13, 2006, eclipsing Barry Pederson’s 1981-82 mark.

    Bergeron has played for Team Canada in three world tournaments. He played in both the 2004 and 2006 World Championships, winning a Gold Medal in the 2004 tourney and ranking second in tournament scoring with 14 points in nine games in the 2006 tournament. He also represented Canada in the 2005 World Junior Championships, becoming the first Canadian player ever to play in a World Championship before taking part in a World Junior tournament. He led the 2005 World Junior Championship in scoring, was named the Most Valuable Player and to the All-Tournament Team as Canada won the Gold medal.

  10. RayBourque77 says:

    Wow…my 1st post on here and I called it right not bad better quit while I am ahead….guess it was a little quicker than 5-7 days obviously…barring any unforseen injuries the B’s are heading to the playoffs..

  11. Habroller says:

    Turns out just like said it!

    He got what he deserved.

  12. rickyval99 says:

    He just sign 5 years, 23.75 millions. I think that a lot.

  13. rickyval99 says:

    He sign 5 years, 23.75 millions according to http://www.rds.ca

  14. Beattie says:

    5 year deal $4.75 million per

    http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=175013&hubname=nhl

    Wow the Bruins have all their players signed before camp begins!!! That’s a new one!!

    With this signing the Bruins are pretty close to the cap with my estimates?? I have them with 2 million to spare give or take a few hundred grand?? With Zhamnov they are over the cap but becaus he’s injured…

    $4.75 million for 5 year deal – what do you guys think of the deal? Pretty good young talented player – plays a great all-around game??

  15. Tachmo says:

    I am excited about this signing.

    Big Bruins fan here!

    However 4.75 a season is very high. I have no question about his ability. But I figure he should be at the 2.75 – 3.5 million range for another three years.

    Boston should have the luxury of having a player of this calibre at a lower range than 4.75 million. Usuaully that is the case for restriced free agents. The teams basically have a gun to there head until they hit free agency.

    At 4.75 per Boston got a bit screwed. However he is an excellent player, Superstar in the making.

  16. FrankTheTank3388 says:

    According to hockey analysis they are below the cap by just barely over $100k. Of course, after the first ten games Zhamnov’s salary won’t count against the cap so it will be $4.1million below by November.

    I still personally think that’s too much. I know he’s a great player but I still think $4.75million for somebody who’s only 21 is a bit outrageous, and this is coming from a big Bergeron fan. Right now he’s my second favorite Bruins player, my favorite actually being PJ Axelsson, one of the very few.

  17. FrankTheTank3388 says:

    Actually just after thinking about it for a few seconds and reading your post, I think they got a plan to keep Bergeron in the really long run. I think what they are doing is realizing his potential now and signing him for more than he should get, keep him really happy with the club, then it will be easier to keep him even longer, although the money will be a bit of an issue.

  18. Beattie says:

    I agree in a way with you Tachmo – 4.75 is alot of dough for Bergeron when you consider he is a RFA and 21 years old with only 2 NHL seasons, esspecially when Boyes signed for 1.5…

    But… in another way it’s good to see that the Bruins are willing to shell out the cash for their home grown talent to keep them around for a change, not dishing out the extra cash for an import/bust ala Martin Lapointe, Alexei Zhamnov, etc… Also kinda adds some credibility back to the organization = paying him what he’s worth and not signing for the bare minimum, etc.

  19. JohnnyCash says:

    I think the Bruins are making the right move. Sure 4,75 seems a bit high right now, but he’s very young and is still by all account way below his peak. If he continues to progress the way he did the last couple of years, he’s gonna be worth a lot more than 4,75 M$ in 3 years. I’d rather have him at 4,75 than Havlat at 6m, that’s for sure .

  20. skandelousHABSfan says:

    4.75 million is a lot of money for a guy that has only played two seasons. He is making the same that amount that saku koivu makes…take that for what you will…

    I’m sure he will show that he is worth it, im just surprised at the high contract for a young player… guess the new CBA isnt donig anything to controle the saleries.

  21. FrankTheTank3388 says:

    I’m sick of people calling Zhamnov a bust. He’s not exactly a bust, he just got screwed with the injury bug and never really recovered in his short stint of a return. For him to have been a bust, he would’ve had to have played like McEachern last year, but he just had an injury and never recovered from it. That shouldn’t technically make him a bust. He may never truly return to his normal self due to lack of experience but he still shouldn’t be considered a bust.

  22. Beattie says:

    http://hockeyanalysis.com/?page_id=325

    Hockey Analysis has the Bruins at $39 889 133.

    You know the cap went up to 44 million right.

  23. darthjudd says:

    The deal is now confirmed at 5 year/23.75. That works out to 4.75 a season. That is an impressive contract for Bergeron and i think that he deserves it. One of the best young players in the game and he’s only 21 years old. After coming of a break out season with 31 goals and 73 points, Bergeron earned his contract and, along with Brad Boyes, they’ll lead the Bruins for the next 5 years. This guys gotta be good if the Bruins managment believed he could fill in as the #1 centre after MVP Joe Thorton was dealt.

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