Latest Bruins and Jets Rumors – September 11, 2012.

Tyler Seguin hoping to sign a contract extension before expiration of this CBA, David Krejci shrugs off trade rumors, and Evander Kane keeps mum on his contract talks.


Seguin hoping to re-sign new deal with Bruins soon.

NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK/CSNNE.COM: reports Bruins forward Tyler Seguin is hoping to sign a contract extension with the Bruins prior to the September 15th expiration date of the current CBA. Seguin confirmed he’s had contract talks with Bruins management and so far they’re going well.

SPORTSNET.CA’s Nick Kypreos tweeted “Word out of Bost, Seguin closing in on long term deal prior Sept 15th. Latest #Bruinsdeal prob’ falls betw’n Tavares 5.5M-Hall 6M per @30M+”

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Considering what Hall (who was selected just ahead of Seguin in the 2010 entry draft) received from the Oilers, and that they’re nearly comparable in NHL career points (Seguin had better numbers – albeit in more games – than Hall last season), it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Seguin’s new contract comes in close to Hall’s $6 million per.

ESPN.COM: James Murphy reports Bruins forward David Krejci isn’t bothered by trade rumors which have dogged him since his poor performance in this spring’s playoffs.

 “I didn’t pay too much attention because at the end of the season we had meetings with the coach and with Peter (Chiarelli). So I know what those guys think about me and I know they want me here. I didn’t pay too much attention to it.”

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Krejci was linked to Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle in recent trade rumors but those appear more like wishful thinking than anything based in reality.

WINNIPEG SUN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets forward Evander Kane isn’t talking about his contract negotiations with the club, nor would he address rumors claiming he wants to be traded. Jets management and Kane’s agent has shot down the latter.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The holdup in Kane’s negotiations could be the ongoing NHL CBA talks, as one side or the other might be waiting to see what’s implemented in the next agreement and how it could benefit them. As for those trade rumors, they’re about as reliable as those which linked Krejci to Yandle.


  1. I find it interesting that managment/ownership is still looking to sign players to contracts with the impending lockout. They are crying foul over the long term contracts, player costs yet they continue to sign players to contracts beyond what they are requesting at the bargining table.
    I understand they want to be ready for when the season starts, however, there seems to be a vast amount of contradiction as to what they want versus what they are actually doing.

    • It is contradictory, but NHL GMs are between a rock and a hard place. If a GM doesn’t do everything in his power to get a star player of his the best contract possible before the new CBA, then they risk creating a rift with that player moving forward. It’s important to project the image that you care about your core players and support them. Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Tyler Seguin, Jeff Skinner, etc…those guys now know that their management has their back. Evander Kane and Jamie Benn…not so much. (But that could change, we’ll see).

  2. i think gms are trying to operate as usual and not knowing what will change in the cba makes it difficult to operate a team.But locking up your young talent for at least 6 years is a smart move.With seguin only having a year left on his deal at least now the gm can now worry about locking up veterans.From other reports i read today seguin either got 6yrs at 42 million or 6yrs at 36 million.I think also the gms are given a budget and then operate within it.Boston has alot of contracts ending next season,so he knows within some ballpark what he will be able to spend for next year.

  3. I am the only one who finds it odd that Kane hasn’t been signed yet?

    It’s not like he has a year left on his deal, if the league is going to start on time (In a perfect world) does this not scream of a hold out type situation?

    I know there are other big name young players without a contract but there have been rumblings that Kane wants out of Winnipeg but none with say Subban in Montreal.

    I don’t think I have ever heard Kane say he wants to stay in Winnipeg.

    • who would want to stay in Winnipeg???