As we noted, the defender of the Boston Bruins Charlie McAvoy will be paid out as soon as his current contract expires after the upcoming NHL 2021-22 season. So much was already evident from the base salary of $ 7.3 million that would be paid to him next season when he approaches a limited free agency again, but this time with arbitration rights.
It was also evident in the performance that the 23-year-old posted last season, which gave him the best place in the Norris Trophy and was at the end as Boston’s best player (12 points in 11 games, 26:43 ice) time per game during two round play-off for the Stanley Cup. But now there are more No. 1 young defenders signing contracts that aren’t even at McAvoy’s level, like Darnell Nurse with his $ 74 million eight-year contract ($ 9.25 million hit) and Colorado’s Cale Makar also signed a six-year, $ 54 million ($ 9 million per cap) contract this week.
The contracts on the defender led to this tweet from FOH Kevin Weekes, who quite perfectly sums up situation B with Charlie McAvoy.
According to many comments on the new contracts signed by the defenders … you can’t buy champagne with money for beer. Discounts do not apply to the most powerful players. @ESPN @NHLNetwork @NHL #HokejTwitter
– Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) August 7, 2021
With McAvoy, there will be no hometown discount for the Bruins and it will break the salary structure of the Boston Bruins. Although Patrice Bergeron is looking to see a new deal after this season, McAvoy is expected to be the highest paid Boston Bruins player after this season with David Pastrnak, who is also expected to sign a new deal in several seasons.
A batch of new contracts for NHL defenders this week brought the point that the maturity of Boston’s McAvoy Act is approaching.
Now to the links to BHN Puck:
* Speaking of the Bruins, my crime partner Jimmy Murphy wonders if Christian Dvorak will eventually be the answer to Boston’s seemingly vacant Center 2 with David Krejčí back in the Czech Republic. (Boston hockey now)
* In honor of Sidney Crosby’s birthday, it’s a look at the top 5 moments from his legendary NHL career. (Pittsburgh Hockey now)
* Philadelphia Flyers and defender Travis Sanheim have agreed on an arbitration date on August 26, but will they agree on the terms of the contract before that? (Philly Hockey now)
* Professor Kevin Allen pulls out his grader and evaluates the offseason moves of Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman. (Detroit hockey now)
* Jake Virtanen’s agent has made a comprehensive statement setting out his client’s page regarding allegations of sexual assault. (Vancouver Hockey now)
* Speaking of sexual assault allegations, it increasingly seems to me that GM Blackhawks Stan Bowman will have to answer some very difficult questions about what he knew and when he knew about the sexual assault allegations made by several of his former players. . . (TSN)
* Here’s a look at the NHL’s financial situation, which is approaching a few years ahead, although in the end it could be a little better than expected. (Athletics)
* For something completely different: What a catch for San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, who looks just like his grandfather when he makes such games.
What. A. Ballplayer. https://t.co/Jg2MVo7ZRs
– Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) August 7, 2021