Bruins couldn’t get long-term deals for McAvoy and Carlo
He said that the uncertain financial landscape had impacted similar talks with Jake DeBrusk.
Bruins waiting on Chara
“Nope. Same status quo. Waiting to reconnect. … Zee continues to evaluate what the landscape of the league looks like.”
Kevin Paul Dupont: Look for Chara to sign a deal with the Bruins that was similar to his contract last season. (One-year with a $2 million base salary and $1.75 million in potential bonuses.)
Bruins sign DeBrusk to a two-year bridge deal
NHL.com: The Boston Bruins and Jake DeBrusk have agreed on a two-year contract worth $7.35 million. Bruins GM Don Sweeney on the signing.
“The landscape is just, there’s a lot of unknowns associated with where we’re going in the immediate future and hopefully things — with all the positive news associated with vaccines and the hopeful climate that could potentially exist — that we get back on track. … We had explored a longer-term deal and it’s probably on me that it didn’t come to fruition, and we focused on a shorter-term given the landscape and a little of the uncertainty.”
Puck Pedia: DeBrusk will carry a $3.675 million salary cap hit. The 24-year old is two years away from being an unrestricted free agent and will be owed a $4.41 million qualifying offer.
2020-21: $2.5 million
2021-22: $4,85 million
Puck Pedia: The Bruins now have a projected salary cap space of $3.68 million with a 23-man roster – 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.
Evan Marinofsky: “Jake DeBrusk’s deal is a great one for both sides. $3.675M doesn’t break the bank, but 2 years allows him to advance his value a lot for what should be a much better market.”
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) November 23, 2020
Good value for DeBrusk pic.twitter.com/DFI7utKiJs
— dom luszczyszyn (@domluszczyszyn) November 23, 2020