What the Marc Savard Extension Means to the Boston Bruins’ Future

December 2nd, 2009 by Ryan Pickard Leave a reply »
I guess I'm a little late to this one, as a couple of other writers have already penned articles about the Boston Bruins signing Marc Savard to a contract extension, so I decided to look at it in another way.

The Bruins announced yesterday that they have signed star center Marc Savard to a seven-year extension worth a total of about $28.05 million. It's set up so he will make more money toward the beginning of the contract and less as the years go on.

If Savard is still around at the end of his contract, he will be 39 years old, which is the obvious reason why he will be making much less, as he will have probably lost a step or two after seven more seasons.

Savard will make $7 million in each of the first two seasons, then $6.5 million in the third year, and $5 million in the fourth year. For the final three years, his salary will drop considerably, to $1.5 million and then to $525,000 for each of the final two years.

Looking at the future of the Bruins, this is a great signing. Savard could have most likely gone elsewhere in the offseason and gotten more money playing for another team, but he decided to stick around in Boston ev ...

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