Bruins general manager Don Sweeney wisely got ahead of things back in January with his decision to sign pending unrestricted free agent Pavel Zacha to a four-year extension.
Zacha has rewarded Sweeney’s in-season faith with a post-extension heater that has not slowed down even a little bit since the inked on the new deal dried, and if Sweeney’s smart, it’s just the start of more in-season work.
Because, boy, do the Bruins have a ton of players in need of new deals.
“Every situation is unique [and] every player is unique,” Sweeney said back in January when asked about the Zacha deal being the start of more in-house work between now and the offseason. “In the situation Pav was in, had an opportunity to take a one-year and turn it into four extra. Everybody else, we will continue to communicate with, and if the opportunity presents itself, and with the support of the organization, between Cam and Charlie and Mr. Jacobs, we’re very fortunate that when we’re in positions to execute, we try and do it right, and we will continue to try to do that moving forward.”
Just who does that list include? Well, since you asked…
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