Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/7/12
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Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins are expected to have a lot of work to do once the 2013 summer rolls around. They jumped the gun with one item on that checklist on Friday. The club announced that it had signed forward Brad Marchand to a four-year contract extension. Financially, Marchand's new contract will cost the B's $4.5 million per year beginning in 2013-14. With the possibility of a work stoppage around the corner and with a bevy of contracts set to expire folloiwng the 2012-13 season, extending Marchand now makes all the sense in the world. The annual cap hit...
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