The Bruins locked up Brad Marchand last Friday with a four-year extension, and it looks like Tyler Seguin will be right behind.
At a conference call to announce the Marchand deal, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli didn't want to get into any details about other players the team was working on extensions with, but did note that there have been discussions.
Seguin confirmed on Monday that there have been discussions regarding his signing an extension with the Bruins.
"There's been discussions," Seguin said to reporters at the team's charity golf tournament on Monday. "It's looking good, and I'm looking forward to hopefully playing in Boston for many years. I want to stay here and start a life here. That's what I'm looking for."
That's what the Bruins are looking for too, and the hope is a deal can be agreed upon before the impending NHL lockout on Friday.
Seguin scored a team-high 29 goals and tallied 38 assists for a team-high 67 points. He's unsure of where he'll play if a lockout does in fact happen, but noted that he has considered the AHL and overseas.
Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading while feeling like Warren Beatty took the sneaky way out by handing that wrong Academy Award card to Faye Dunaway last night. Clearly he knew something was amiss and he let her step into it. Kind of a weasel move if you asked me.
-- An interesting letter from FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle about the pay wall involving The Athletic sports website in Toronto.
-- Dean Lombardi and the Los Angeles Kings dealing for Ben Bishop is about more than just an insurance policy for Jonathan Quick.
-- FOH Mike Halford has the Minnesota Wild going for it with their trade for Martin Hanzal, but also keeping him from the other teams in the West.
-- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the Penguins are in great shape after winning the Cup last spring, and it’s clear they’re in good hands after Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle opted not to sell the franchise.
-- Kyle Quincey is being held out of the lineup in New Jersey because of pending trades, and the wonder is who else in New Jersey might be getting dealt.
-- Gabriel Landeskog and his Colorado Avalanche teammates know the trade deadline is coming. It would certainly be weird if they didn’t.
-- The San Jose Sharks feel fortunate for the timing of their bye week as it was clear that they needed a break.
-- For something completely different: Gronk was busy doing Gronk things at the Daytona 500 over the weekend.