Owner Crying Poor Mouth Gives Seguin 6 Year/$34.5M Contract Extension To Keep Kid Here Til At Least 2019
How about a couple more of these, Tyler?
Despite his pleas (via Gabbo Bettman) that he can no longer keep operating his hockey team despite the NHL’s record profits over the last several seasons, Jeremy Jacobs had no problem forking over nearly 35 million dollars over the next six years to keep his burgeoning young stud Tyler Seguin in Black and Gold (in addition to the $18M he allotted for Seguin’s riding partner, Brad Marchand).
It’s nice to see he learned his lesson after leaving the Causeway Street cupboard bare before the NHL’s most recent lockout—as opposed to the one that starts this weekend. At least when the NHL returns after whatever Armageddon-ish damage it inflicts upon itself, the Bruins will still have their young star locked up for the rest of the decade.
So, yeah, great day for Bs fans knowing that the future isn’t going to pout his ass out of town just to score goals and net the Bs three, franchise-enriching draft picks in return. Seguin appears to be the real deal and is poised to be the next great superstar in Boston.
At the same time, it’s like getting a killer Christmas or birthday present and not being able to play with it because, shit, there’s no batteries. In this case, the greedy owners own all the batteries and aren’t selling you a fucking thing until you decide to give back a quarter of your presents and 14% of your allowance because they don’t know how to use a goddamn calculator.