There are some good and some not so good things afoot in the land of the Spoked B.
The third part of the pretty-darn-good PBR line, Rich Peverley, just signed a three-year contract extension worth about $3 million per season. That’s a good move, considering Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand are both locked in to stay in Boston for a while too. Better yet, when interviewed after today’s practice and asked something about having played in Atlanta (they really should consider putting microphones on the journalists too so we can hear their questions better), he said he was happy and appreciative of his time here, quite unlike a certain man whose name begins with A and ends with -ndrew Ladd. Fun fact! Perv hasn’t missed a game for at least two seasons. Yay, perfect attendance!
In worse news, David Krejci left today’s practice after suffering what’s been described as an apparent knee injury. He won’t go with the team to Raleigh to take on the Hurricanes tomorrow. As the only part of Boston’s top line who did much of anything during yesterday’s blowout against the Avalanche, this worries me. There’s theorizing that Tyler Seguin or Bergeron might be swapped up to the top line temporarily to fill in a Krejface-shaped hole. I think the team might go with Bergeron unless they are truly unwilling to break up the PBR line, in which case…well, Seguin’s used to being an effective substitute when someone’s injured.
Also before tomorrow’s game, Versus is going to show some sort of interesting behind the scenes feature about the Bruins and their time with the Cup. Should be fun to watch. The ads have shown closeups of Marchand and Shawn Thornton speaking, plus lots of really excited fans. Very nice!