Speaking of contracts, look for the Boston Bruins to sign star center Patrice Bergeron to a long-term extension. Bergeron has another season left on his deal but the Bruins will ink him this summer and very likely to the maximum eight years allowed in the CBA when re-signing your own players.
I wouldn't dare give Kesler that kind of money, definitely not in a class with Bergeron and Toews
You can't be for real right? Remember who won the Selke first. Or scored 40 goals first. Who had 70+ points first? Come on man. If there were ever 3 players ever so comparable it would be these three guys being mentioned. Also Toews is the only one who hasn't really had a bad stretch of seasons with injury worries. Bergeron and Kesler have just at different times.
Bergeron is worth anything he asks for from Boston. The guy should be your #1 choice for Conn Smythe this year and has been amazingly healthy since his concussion a couple years ago.