Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bruins and Marchand Reach Deal

Rumors are part of the sports industry. It keeps everyone on their toes. Sometimes a rumor could be substantial enough to hold a little bit of water. Sometimes rumors are just tossed into the media rotation to throw you off.

Well my last blog entry was one of those times. Hey, I am human and things like this happen. A day after trade rumors started to fly in Boston about Brad Marchand, he squashed that rumor like Daniel Sedin's face. Oh yes, I went there.

Marchand and the Bruins reach an agreement that is worth $5.75 million over a two-year period. The 23 year-old restricted free agent will make $2 million his first year and a little over $3 million the second year. He scored 21 goals and racked up 20 assists during the regular season and contributed 19 points during the Stanley Cup playoffs. With the new deal in place, he looks to follow up on his strong rookie season when camp opens up on Friday.

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