Just hours after, Charlie McAvoysaid the concept of accepting le s money to remain with the Boston Bruins "resonates with a lot of guys."
"I think what we have here is special, theres no doubt about it," McAvoy told reporters at a pre s conference Sunday."Theres no place Id rather be. To be a part of such an unbelievable group of men, from staff to everybody involved, its just a blast to come to the rink everyday. It truly is something special, I feel fortunate and ble sed to be a part of it."
"I think that its somethingwhere we all want to be competitive and Royce Freeman Jerseys we all want to win, and how we were really close to getting that done last year. We all have the same goal this year, and I think that making sure were competitive,I thinkthat takes precedent and doing what you need to do to be a competitive team. I thinkthats most important to everybody."
That team-friendly attitude is somethinghisteammate Torey Krug, whose own contract negotiations loomahead,.It's a theme that keeps coming through as Bruinsgeneral manager Don Sweeney negotiates new deals with his players.
McAvoy's extension which upshis salary-cap hit to$4.9 million through 2022 is yet another contract that helps Trent Scott Jerseys keep the Bruins' championship window open over the next three years. It alsosets up a player the Bruins expect to leadtheirdefensive group for years to comefor an even larger payday down the road. And Sweeney made a point saying heenvisions McAvoy in black and gold for "well beyond three years"during Sunday's pre s conference.
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"I just think its, find a common ground that everybody seeks to finalize a deal that puts Charlie in a situation where he can take this platform and really launch himself into the player we all believe he is, and will become, both on and off the ice, incorporating leadership qualities he exhibits as well," Sweeney said.
"So for us, its just a good compromise, a middle ground, it allows him to take it wherever hes capable of taking it. And well be there when he does."
The Cam Newton T Shirts 2016 first-round draft pick will only be 24 when his new contract ends, and stilla restricted free agent, so his negotiation options will still be limited; however,if his first 117 NHL regular-season games and three separate playoff runs have made McAvoy a near-$15 million man, his continuedindividual improvement and po sibilityof bringing Boston another Stanley Cup, could see his earning potential skyrocket by 2022.
No. 73 is part of a group of younger Bruins brought in since Sweeney's tenure as general manager began in 2015. Thegroup has re-energized a rosterthat made the playoffs for seven straight seasonsbetween 2008 and 2014 before falling out of playoff contention in 2015 and 2016.
Since then, McAvoy, David Pastrnak, Jake Debrusk and Brandon Carlo who now stands as the team's only unsigned RFA this season have meshed into a core that keeps on giving the team's veterans chances to win now and promises Boston's fans continued succe s in the future.
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Sweeney said he's proud of what the Bruins accomplished in their lengthy playoff run last spring, and that McAvoy and the team's young players realize they are alongside a "pretty unique group of individuals that have won" inveterans like Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci.
"But theyve also been put in situations for their own talents to shine forth, and theyve all stepped forward and helped us get to this point," the Bruins GM added, referring to last season'soh-so- Carolina Panthers Pet Gear close championship run."But we have to going, we didnt accomplish the goal and we have to start over. But theyre a big part of it."