If everything goes according to plan, there’s a strong possibility the Boston Bruins and forward Patrice Bergeron will soon agree on a contract extension that should allow the assistant captain to play his entire career in a spoked-B sweater.

There’s been talk that the sides are discussing a possible eight-year deal for the 27-year-old forward, whose current deal runs for one more season.

“It would mean a lot,” he said. “That’s the goal. Since the beginning, it’s been a team that’s believed in me when I was 18 and coming up. Now, like I’ve said before, it’s my home and I feel like it is. I love the city. I love the people and definitely love the organization. It would mean a lot to me and hopefully we can work something out.”

He’s confident an extension will get done.

“Yeah, I am,” Bergeron said. “I am but I don’t know how long it’s going to take. I’m very confident, yeah.”

Changes in store

Since the end of the season, there have already been some changes to the Bruins’ roster. When camp opens in two months, veteran defenseman Andrew Ference and forward Nathan Horton will not return due to salary-cap constraints.