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Awkward timing? Bruins reportedly sign McQuaid for four years, $11M

Adam McQuaid

Adam McQuaid


The Boston Bruins continued their busy (and baffling) roll-up to the 2015 NHL Draft by signing defenseman Adam McQuaid to a four-year, $11 million extension, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

On its face, the deal - which carries a cap hit of $2.75 million per year - is probably harmless enough, yet the timing makes it pretty awkward. Doing so not that long after trading away Dougie Hamilton - a player some view as a franchise defenseman in the making - only welcomes jokes.

Especially if this bit about Hamilton’s asking price is true:

Indeed, the signing of McQuaid really brought out bonus snark about the Hamilton swap:

Maybe the best bit of bile came from Bruins blog Stanley Cup of Chowder, which provided this headline: “Adam McQuaid signed. Don Sweeney hates you and wants you to be unhappy.”