Don't call him a rental. A day after getting traded to Boston, Hampus Lindholm has signed an eight year extension worth 52 million dollars, 6.5 million AAV. When you saw what Boston gave up to get him, you knew an extension had to be in the works for what assets they traded away. Eight years is a long time but it shores up the top four with McAvoy and Carlo signed long term as well. Had to go longer on term to get the AAV to be where it was. We'll see where Cassidy slots him in, wonder if he'll play right away with Charlie McAvoy or slide alongside Brandon Carlo on the second pairing.
Couple more news, notes and quotes on trade deadline day:
- David Krejci will not be returning to Boston. Don Sweeney told the media yesterday that he'll be staying in Czech Republic with his family. Selfishly, I'm sad. Would've been a great pick up.
- Patrice Bergeron did not travel with the team to Montreal. Possibility he plays Thursday but not 100%.
- Hampus Lindholm travels to Boston today and will be available Thursday vs. Tampa Bay.
- Don Sweeney says he'll continue to explore trade talks surrounding Jake DeBrusk, but that doesn't mean it's a sure thing. Although, I'd be surprised if he didn't move today.
The Bruins still have 6.1 million in cap space to make another move or two before 3pm. I think addressing the 2C issue (although Haula has done well alongside Pastrnak and Hall) would help bolster the lineup. Andrew Copp and Max Domi (LW) have both been linked to the Bruins. Per Frank Seravalli, the Jets have an offer of two first round picks for Andrew Copp, but are looking for a 1st. That price might be too steep for the B's. Pavel Zacha out of NJ is a name to keep an eye on as well. Like I've said all along, Sweeney loves hockey trades, maybe there's a center on the market with term that he has his eyes set on. I don't think Vancouver wants to move JT Miller but he'd be a great fit here. B's have some flexibility, let's see what happens.
Oh and, it's a great night to win a hockey game.