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.