Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 7/21/13
People forget how long eight years really is because a lot can happen between now and eight years from now. For example, our nation could have had two different presidents during eight years, a nation could fall during that time period, and athletes could begin to break down mentally and physically. The Bruins thought that eight years was just right for their guy in net, Tuukka Rask, as he has inked an eight year deal with club worth around $56 million. The front office didn’t stop at Rask though, as they inked an eight year deal worth $52 million with Patrice Bergeron.  There is no question that these two guys are top-tier players, but we need to take a closer look at whether or not it was smart to tack on that many years to both of their contracts. Patrice Bergeron had already been pondering whether or not he wanted to be a bruin for life, and he finally came to the conclusion that Boston is the only place he wants to call home. “We love the organization, we also love the city. It...
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