In stunning news on a Monday night, Marc Bergevin has signed left wing Max Pacioretty to a 6 year contract extension worth $27M in total.
The deal isn't stunning because signing Pacioretty to an extension is an odd move, it's that Pacioretty is poised to be a 30+ goal scorer for the next several seasons, and those players usually start at 6 million dollars a year. Pacioretty making 4.5 million dollars a year is just flat out, undeniably an excellent deal.
Max Pacioretty and Marc Bergevin have just ensured that the best forward this team has drafted since Tomas Plekanec will be a Montreal Canadien for a long time.
To get a grasp of how good this deal is, take a look at this comparison I did awhile ago between Phil Kessel and Max.
For those looking for a reason to put a bit of trust in Bergevin, this is something to point to.