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Monday, July 20, 2009

Hunwick Resigns

The Bruins have announced that Matt Hunwick has signed a two year contract extension. Hunwick had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 24th. Under Chiarelli, only one member of the Bruins has gone through arbitration. That member was David Tanabe, but the Bruins declined to sign the arbitration offer, making him a free agent.

UPDATE: The Boston Herald is reporting Hunwick's contract will pay him $1.35 million the first season and $1.55 million in the second year. The cap hit for both seasons will be $1.45 million.


Anonymous James said...

goood. how much in $$$$$$??

4:27 PM  
Blogger Pekese said...

No official cap hit number yet. I'll post it as those numbers become available.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous vince_m said...

Any word on what's happening with Kessel? Is he staying or going?


5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say lets get rid of kessel. Seems to me he doesnt want to be here, so why keep him. Would love to send him to Vancouver for :
defenseman Elder and the rookie Hodgson.What do u think?

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kessel wants to stay...they are just taking there time with the contract...nothing wrong with that...

6:11 PM  
Blogger Pekese said...

Kessel was just on 640 am in Toronto. He said the gap in differences has stayed about the same, meaning negotiations haven't gotten any closer. Kessel said he hopes to stay but is aware it is a business and players can be traded.

In his case, he has no leverage because he has no arbitration rights and he is coming off of surgery. I can't see the Bruins offering him anywhere close to $5 million which is the number believed he is aiming for. If no team signs him to an offer sheet, I wouldn't be surprised to see a holdout.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt Hunwick and the Bruins avoided arbitration with a two-year deal that will pay the defenseman $1.35 million next season and $1.55 million in 2010-11

the herald says...

this team will be good for a long time. hey when does lucic come-up for contract talks? 1 more season?

6:56 PM  
Blogger Pekese said...

Thanks Mook, I'll put that up.

Milan Lucic will be a restricted free agent after this season. Unlike Kessel, he will have arbitration rights.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous psands said...

good signing, he is worth it, now do whatever you have to do with kessel and lets get the season going.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does this sign leave us as far as cap space is concern?

11:14 PM  

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