Bruins Closing in on Bergeron Contract Extension

Patrice Bergeron has been released from the hospital. Bergeron had been recovering from a slew of injuries, most notably a punctured lung. According to Cam Neely, Bergeron is doing “well,” and is expected to make a full recovery.

“What he did certainly speaks volumes about Patrice as an athlete and as a human being,” said Neely on Bergeron’s game 6 efforts.

Boston values Bergeron’s courageous nature so much, that Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins are considering locking up the center man for many years into the future. His heroic play embodies what Bruin hockey is all about and he could soon be in for a gigantic reward.

The Bruins and Bergeron are working on an 8-year contract extension, according to Darren Dredger of TSN. Bergeron would essentially be able to retire in Black and Gold if the deal is ultimately agreed upon. Dredger says the deal is getting “real close.”

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Putting the 2013 playoffs aside, Bergeron is more than deserving of a mega-deal. He’s one of the top two-way forwards in the entire NHL. Bergeron can score, defend, pass, kill penalties, and wins nearly every draw he takes. That’s not to mention his heart of a champion and the limitless amount of guts he has shown for several years now. Without question he is top ten talent.

Bergeron is signed through next season and is due to make $5 million.

Frank O’Laughlin – Senior NHL Contributor – TitleTown Sports Network




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