Well Bruins fans, you may never see this again...
I want to give some love to the guys over at Stanley Cup of Chowder
. They do a fantastic job and for those who don't know about them, I would suggest checking them out.
While I was going through my Bruins Blogosphere, like I do every morning, there was something on Stanley Cup of Chowder that caught my eye.Apparently the Bruins and RFA Phil Kessel aren't even close to a deal
:The Bruins and F Phil Kessel appear to be far apart on a contract. Coming off an entry-level salary of $850,000, Kessel wants a huge raise to $5 million per season. It appears GM Peter Chiarelli wants Kessel to accept a similiar deal C David Krejci inked earlier this week -- $11.25 million over three years. If Kessel won't budge, he could be moved ...
Now, I've made my thoughts pretty well known on the re-signing of Phil Kessel
. My stance is still pretty much the same.
I don't see the reasoning behind signing Kessel for anything more than what David Krejci got. Sure, Kessel score 30+ goals, but so did Patrice Bergeron and his contract may be the biggest problem on the roster. You never know what happens with hockey players season after season. Three years ago Bergeron was being touted as one of the best in the East, but now fans what him out of town. You can't sign players to high contracts anymore because of a declining salary cap.
One of my good friends put it this way yesterday. "I would rather have two decent to good players at $2.5M then 1 Phil Kessel at $5 M."
I couldn't agree more my friend, I couldn't agree more.