The extension signed by Tyler Seguin on Tuesday will keep him in a Bruins sweater through 2019, and Gresh & Zo discussed the six-year, $34.5 million extension on Wednesday’s show.
“I really did expect that because [the Bruins] had the stranglehold on him, that they would string Tyler Seguin out and they would wait for the new rules of the CBA and then they would go sign him,” Andy Gresh said. “From the Bruins’ perspective, I thought they’d slow-play it. From the agent’s perspective, it was a calculated risk. … I think for both sides, it ended up working out.”
Peter Chiarelli clearly made it a point to keep the core of his team together, which seems to be the right strategy heading into the potential upcoming lockout.
“I think it’s great timing from a fan’s perspective. I think it’s a team-friendly deal, the same way [Rob] Gronkowski’s [with the Patriots] was looked upon” Scott Zolak said. “I think it’s exciting for fans to have the ability to attach to superstars. Seguin’s a superstar. … I don’t even know if I’d classify Seguin as a core guy. That’s a superstar. You’ve locked up a superstar on an extremely team-friendly deal.”