"No indication whether the Bruins will make an offer to Tomas Kaberle, who will become an unrestricted free agent Friday. Two agents queried estimated the Bruins will have to offer at least $3 million per year to bring the puck-moving defenseman back to Boston. It is a high price for Kaberle, who settled into a third-pairing role in the Cup Final alongside Adam McQuaid. However, the Bruins could project Kaberle’s performance to improve once he gets a full training camp and becomes more comfortable in coach Claude Julien’s system.
"Regardless of where Kaberle lands, it’s doubtful he receives a contract comparable to Eric Brewer. Yesterday, Tampa Bay re-signed its top-pairing defenseman to a four-year, $15.4 million deal. During the playoffs, Brewer was coach Guy Boucher’s ice-time leader, playing in all situation If Kaberle reaches the market, other comparable two-way defensemen scheduled to be free agents include Joni Pitkanen"
Fluto is on the same page Shup and I think Kaberle's agent will think Brewer money so I'd rather have a 27 year ol than a 34 year ol. I bet Siedenberg's would light up if Chiarelli said he was bringing Joni loves chachi in. Financailly I'd make the room for both.