Morning Free Association, July 26 – Show Me the Money!

Who could break up this couple?

It sounds like Brad Marchand is looking for a payday

This tweet came out on Saturday

$7M x 7 years? Phew, that’s a lot.
But is it unreasonable?

Last year, #63 had an ATOI of 18:36/game, 37G/24A/61P. That’s 32nd among NHL forwards and his 0.79pts/game is 37th among forwards. However, in goals per 60 minutes, he was 5th among starters in the league!
Even considering that respectable performance, one of his biggest strengths is his defensive play and contributions on the penalty kill. He had 6 short-handed points last season, 3rd among NHL forwards. A +/- of 21 – 11th among all forwards and first on the Bruins. His Corsi-for was 55% – which is reflected by a Corsi rel of 8.0 – both second on the Bruins only to Patrice Bergeron. (“Happy Birthday, Patrice! Now where’s my money?”)

He was listed as #38 on the NHL’s “Top Shelf Breakout Players of 2015-16

From a leadership standpoint, he’s a guy who seems to be stepping up. He was a much more consistent player last season, and brought the effort every night. He also seems a bit more vocal on the bench/in the locker room than he had been in the past. He was given the “A” one game this year – and was promptly suspended for clipping. In fact, he is the only player in the NHL to ever be suspended for clipping – and it happened twice. Frankly, because of his size, as well as his reputation, he is MUCH more likely to be penalized for hits that other players would not be. His consistent effort level is also a comparatively new phenomenon – after all, he was called out a couple of years ago for spending more effort in chirping than the rest of his game.
However, he is Patrice Bergeron’s valentine, and Alain Vigneault’s least favorite son. Both of those accomplishments must be worth something.

I’m not sure that 7×7 is unreasonable, but it sure is hard to swallow. As a Bruins fan, I want Marchy here for a long time. I’m just not sure that I’ll be as happy to pay him $7M in 2023 as I might be in 2017.

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Satan81
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Rallye
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Rallye

Congrats on yet another great Bearly on Topic, this and Kirk Luedeke are getting me through the summer.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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MY EGO! smile

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

the waffles??

carvinbass18
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Thanks! Also good to see ya here again

Miss Muse
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I am totally OK with Marshy being able to do his best Scrooge McDuck impression with his next contract, He’s been pretty solid for us, and we’d be in trouble if we were losing him. He came up through the Baby B’s; he wants to retire as a Bruin. Let’s make it happen.

carvinbass18
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Wow it’s really fucking nice out

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

wow it’s really fucking hot out.

FTFY

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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99 in Winston Salem

carvinbass18
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so it’s gotten worse since 12?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I need to attend a good concert. Nothing looks promising.

carvinbass18
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Red Wings re-sign Danny DeKeyser. Six years and $30-million.

— James Mirtle (@mirtle) July 26, 2016

Well that contract is going to suck in about 2 months

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Oh dear

carvinbass18
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Bless their hearts

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good morning from west Carthage, NY.here to pick up Jo’s boat. Dude gets out of work at 10. I hope to be out of this hole about 1015..

Just sign Marshy, please.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I rarely travel for work, but over the past month, I’ve driven 584 miles. This brings my total number of miles for work to 584 miles

Satan 81's Sister
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Who grabbed the wrong utensil at the grocery store and is eating yogurt with a fork? This girl!

phonymahoney
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Satan 81's Sister
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Crying.

carvinbass18
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Report: Vesey will include the Blackhawks on his shortlist: https://t.co/uIcRPSGsQN

— Dave Davis (@DaveDavisHockey) July 26, 2016

ughhh c’monnn Blackhawks no!

phonymahoney
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No. Screw that and screw them.

carvinbass18
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I’m sad that I only have one recch to give you.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

i read an article yesterday that hinted that they had interest and were scouting him. I still think its gonna come down to Boston and Toronto…i have a feeling that we are gonna sit by and watch toronto scoop him up and ruin our dreams and desires.

carvinbass18
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Anyone but Chicago. That’s all I care about now.

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