Updates on Brad Marchand & Jay Pandolfo.

A look at what the limits could be for Brad Marchand’s new contract, and former New Jersey Devil forward Jay Pandolfo accepts a training camp tryout.

BOSTON GLOBE: Fluto Shinzawa reports there’s still nothing new regarding the contract talks between the Bruins and RFA forward Brad Marchand. Shinzawas offers up three possible comparables as parameters for a new Marchand contract, listing Philadelphia’s James van Riemsdyk (6 years, $25.5 million) as the high point, San Jose’s Logan Couture (2 years, $5.75 million) as the mid-point, and Buffalo’s Nathan Gerbe (3 years. $4.3 million) as the low point. He expects Marchand’s new contract to come in just slightly under Couture’s suggesting two years, $5 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I concur, two years, $5 million sounds about right. Hopefully, we’ll find out between now and when training camps open next week.

NEWSDAY’s Katie Strang recently “tweeted” former New Jersey Devils forward Jay Pandolfo has accepted a training camp invitation from the NY Islanders.




  1. two years five million would be a good deal for both sides,i was thinking a 3 year 6.5 or 6.7 mill.but maybe marchand is looking for less term.should be interesting to see what both sides agree to.

  2. Wow. Fascinating scoop Spector. I find it hard to understand your criticism of hockeybuzz while posting updates on your own rumour blogs that say nothing. No news is not an update. Just Sayin. I think I am done here at Spector’s hockey snooze. Hockeybuzz is a far superior site with many excellent writers. Quite frankly I find all the disrespect to other bloggers offensive. I have stopped in here daily for some time, but now I hate the negativity and underlying tone of resentment.

  3. Scott: there’s no negativity, disrespect or resentment toward Hockeybuzz at all. I’m merely offering up the same comments toward those rumors posted there as I do toward those rumors reported in the media.

    But you’re entitled to your opinion, and if you don’t wish to visit here anymore, that’s entirely up to you. Thanks for your previous support.