Matt Grzelcyk can’t control whether people think his new contract is too long or too short, pays too much or if it’s a bargain. The opinions of the Bruins organization, his coaches and teammates, are what matter most.
Best case: By the time Grzelcyk is 30, he’ll have been well paid for four years, but also be considered underpaid.
“I feel very blessed that they wanted to sign me to quite a number of years,” Grzelcyk said on Monday morning, after a few days to digest the four-year, $14.75-million contract announced on Saturday afternoon. “I want to make sure I do everything in my power to help the team going forward, accept more responsibility, and to demand more of myself — to feel not only that I’m living up to it, but exceeding expectations.”
The Bruins’ expectations are pretty clear. They think Grzelcyk, at 26 and with three NHL seasons on his resumé, is capable of expanding his role on the defense corps, which has so far consisted primarily of…