The plan emphasized prudence. Earlier this summer, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli was in no rush to extend Tyler Seguin. Chiarelli wanted the next collective bargaining agreement to be in place before re-signing his young forward. Perhaps under the new CBA, the NHL and the Players Association will agree to place restrictions on second contracts. The second deals have long been prickly matters for GMs, who believe inflation has ballooned their costs.
In all likelihood, Chiarelli’s plan will hit the trash.