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by Paul on 07/24/11 at 12:17 PM ET
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,
• Restricted free agent Brad Marchand remains without a new deal with the Bruins. He is without arbitration rights, which gives him less leverage in the financial taffy pull. Tampa Bay’s Teddy Purcell, a playoff force similar to Marchand, had arbitration rights and settled on a new restricted free agent deal last week that will pay him an average $2.36 million over the next two years. That’s a realistic figure for Marchand. Or possibly a three-year deal for around $9 million total.
• Great news for NBC/Versus viewers last week with word that both Mike Emrick and Dave Strader have signed on for full-time play-by-play duty. Note to NBC execs: time to do the same with analysts Mike Milbury and Andy Brickley, both of whom have their abundant talents muted by good-times-nothing-but-good-times NESN.
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