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 links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while refraining from shoving any world leaders today.
*Larry Robinson and the San Jose Sharks are parting after working together for five seasons, per FOH (Friend of Haggs) Kevin Kurz.
*Speaking of Kurz, he also has a Sharks mailbag on which players are most likely to be traded out of San Jose during the offseason. Somebody has got to go, and you’d think it would be somebody without much tread left on the tires.
*Moving on to other topics, Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler said that losing a Game 6 in the Western Conference Finals to the Nashville Predators was the “toughest” loss of his career. I don’t see how this is possible. You see, Kesler is no slouch at falling short. In fact, he’s a tremendous loser, having dropped a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final at home in 2011 as a member of the Vancouver Canucks, and also having lost a Gold Medal Game for Team USA at the hands of Sidney Crosby and Canada in 2010 in overtime that was also played in Vancouver. It took a simple Google search to find an actual postgame video of Kesler crying into his hockey glove on the bench in the aftermath of Game 7 vs. the Bruins. So, pardon me if I’m not buying Kesler talking about a conference finals loss as the worst of his career when he was one home win away from being a Stanley Cup champion in Game 7, and proceeded to lose like he’s done many, many times in the most important games of his career. Dude, you’ve been through tougher losses. Trust me on that one.
*The idea of trading Alex Ovechkin might be gaining some traction with the Capitals fan base, but it doesn’t seem to be based on reality at this point.
*The pride of Melrose, Mass, Conor Sheary, delivered in Game 7 for the Penguins as they return to the Stanley Cup Final in back-to-back seasons.
*Bobby Ryan said his strategy for success in the playoffs, at least in part, was staying off the phone. Maybe he ought to try that a bit more during the regular season.
*Congrats to the folks at NBC for another successful Red Nose Day that featured a reunion of the “Love Actually” cast among other things.