Morning Free Association: #SignPasta Now, Even

David Pastrnak still hasn’t signed a contract. I feel like every off-season there’s some kind of campaign that we as fans have to take on. In 2015, it was #SignDougie, one that was quickly dropped when Dougie Hamilton was dealt to the Flames for draft picks. Last summer it was #Extend Brad, or some version of that, which happened on the heels of his play for Team Canada. This year, obviously it’s #SignPasta, with a side of #SignJagr.

CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty, behind a super-clickbaity headline, suggests that David Pastrnak and his agent are waiting for the Leon Draisaitl deal to be completed in Edmonton. It could make sense since Draisaitl is a fellow 2014 first round pick and restricted free agent who is coming off a great season.

It could very well be that the talented, well-regarded Draisaitl tops $7 million in AAV with the Oilers when it’s all said and done, and that forces Sweeney and the B’s into inflating the final salary numbers for Pastrnak before it’s a done deal. Clearly the Bruins are going to do whatever it takes to lock down a player in Pastrnak that they see as a big building block for the franchise’s future, and that means paying more than they’d like to if it comes to that.

Do what you want with this, it’s Haggs.

Ty Anderson of WEEI suggests that young David is looking for a deal similar to Sean Monahan and Filip Forsberg:

The belief is that Pastrnak would like a deal similar to those inked by Calgary’s Sean Monahan (seven-year, $44.6 million contract with a $6.375 million cap hit) and the Predators’ Filip Forsberg (six-year, $36 million contract with $6 million cap hit).

The eventual Pastrnak extension will also dictate what other moves the Bruins can make this summer (Sweeney says that the club remains in on some veteran free agents), as No. 88’s expected to eat up around half of their $12.9 million in cap space.

I’ve heard from various sources that the term is key for Pasta; he wants to sign for less term, likely so that he can hit free agency sooner. So, it looks like the Forsberg deal is closer to what is reasonable.

What do you think? Six or eight years? How much per? You get to play GM.

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MadScientist72
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My comments today aren’t taking. What gives?

MadScientist72
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Or maybe it’s just replies?

MadScientist72
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Or just replies with images
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MadScientist72
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Or just a particular image?
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OK, I give up. I guess it just didn’t want me replying to Sis’s Dr. Recchi – Pens comments.

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Incidentally, the pic above shows a head couch on the left & an assistant couch on the right.

Satan 81's Sister
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Dr. Recchi is now an assistant couch for the Penguins.

The Pens have named Mark Recchi an assistant coach. Recchi replaces Tocchet, who was named the coach of the Coyotes. https://t.co/pVoUXSYIxj pic.twitter.com/CCXv8YHljt

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 11, 2017

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I am both happy and sad for this.
The Dr is in —–> yay!
The Penguins ——> fuck those guys

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Plus, Tocchet is a douche and belongs with the guins.

Thetallest81
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BOOooooooooooooooo

Satan 81's Sister
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I did not bring my attention span to work with me today.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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If I were Pasta, I would take a short deal. Bergeron and Marchand left SO much money on the table by signing too early and too long.

The London Bear
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Just a thought – if you were a player, would you take less than you knew you were worth if you thought it gave your team a better chance to build a Cup-winning roster?

I mean, if you’re going to earn $40million+ over the next few years it’s not like you’re ever going to want for anything in later life. How much more can you do with $100mil that you can’t with $40mil?

I’d rather have $40mil and two Cups than $150mil and no Cup. Just wonder whether they think like that.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I’d like to think I would be more interested in winning than money, BUT no one is dangling that kind of dough in front of me so….
I might be like Daffy Duck when he kicks the Tasmanian Devil’s ass over a dollar. Or
Bugs, even

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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A hockey career is too short. Take the money and run, err, skate.

Satan 81's Sister
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This all sort of reminded me of when Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo signed a “hometown discount” deal with the Red Sox. He was traded not long after signing the contract. Probably should have listened to his agent before signing that one.

Thetallest81
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That was a very shitty circumstance in my opinion. It was a good buisness move for the org for that instance, but you are also making players more hesitant in the future to take “home town discounts” if you are just going to flip them as good value to someone else.

As a fan i hated that sign and flip deal with him.

Satan 81's Sister
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Especially when you consider Arroyo is still pitching and who knows where Wily Mo Pena is.

Thetallest81
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Granted he went to the Reds….and pitching in National league was always a stat bump for anyone coming from our div.

Satan 81's Sister
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Google tells me Japan.

The London Bear
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Oh, that’s very mean of the Sox!

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. I want the B’s to sign Pasta but also don’t want them to handicap themselves in the future. This is why I am not a GM. My team would most likely stink and be in cap hell for years because I’d probably just sign players with cool names for way too much money.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Exactly! I would sign Senor Bravo for big bucks. That name sounds like it has GRIT!!!!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I’m headed to Senor Bravo Mexican Restaurant Thursday at 6:15. You all are welcome to come as well as your significant others.

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Hope he doesnt exit stage right!

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