Morning Free Association: Drewing Attention

It seems like Drew Stafford is drawing interest from another club in this young free agency period.

According to the Star Tribune, The Minnesota Wild are interested in signing Stafford but only after they nail down deals for RFAs Marcus Foligno, Mikael Granlund, and Nino Niederreiter.

The Wild has $15.741 million of cap space left if one presumes rookie Joel Eriksson Ek, goalie Alex Stalock and defenseman Mike Reilly, who last week signed a one-way contract, make the team. A large chunk of that cap space — potentially more than $13 million — could be eaten up by unsigned Mikael Granlund, Nino Niederreiter and Marcus Foligno.

Granlund and Niederreiter, both coming off career years, have filed for salary arbitration. If unsigned beforehand, Niederreiter’s hearing is slated for Aug. 3 and Granlund’s for Aug. 4.

“The two arbitration cases are really the bigger focus, and we have to work out something with Foligno, too,” Fletcher said. “We have some cap flexibility, but it’s not unlimited.”

Poor Marcus Foligno. He’s the third wheel in this situation.

So, it’s not just the Bruins that are in a holding pattern with regards to signing free agents. Don Sweeney has also commented on this, as noted in Ty Anderson’s blog post.

“I can’t predict what other teams or other players will do in that regard,” Sweeney admitted of the club’s holding pattern with veteran free agents. “Some of the players we’ve talked to, I don’t know if that timeline identified with them. But, I’ve been consistent, we’re going to deal with our RFA situations and move forward from there.”

We know that Sweeney is still talking to Stafford. While Stafford has ties to Minnesota, having family roots there, he and his wife enjoy Boston because, quite frankly, Boston is just better in about every conceivable way.

What have we learned? #SignPasta now.

Oh and David, please stop holding the team and its fans hostage.

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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin

Good morning people. We have fresh bagels again in the copier room

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Thanks, but I had a bagel earlier.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Happy Birthday!

Satan81
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Satan81

Happy uteral day, Nick!

Satan81
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Satan81

uteral ejection day, that is!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

I’m confused. Do you just happen to know it’s his birthday, or is “fresh bagels” code for the arrival of a little Bagel Bruin, Jr.?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin

I remember like it was yesterday!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Sign ’em. Gotta sign ’em all!

Hello.
I am on my ninth day of work in the past ten, but I will only work five days in about the next month, so that’s alright!

Busybusy.

PS. Sign Pasta

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

BRUINS SIGN THE PEOPLE ALREADY!

PASTA FIRE YOUR AGENT.

CAN SOME ONE BRING ME BREAKFAST PIE, IM HUNGRY.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Mmmm…..breakfast pie.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin

Didn’t Brad hold out a few years ago? They got it worked out in time

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Sign Pasta, sign Stafford! Sign them all!
Still a little sad Moore is a Bruin no more.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Moore is a Bruin no more.

Sounds like something off of a headstone, like this one in Tombstone, AZ:
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I like Stafford and would be happy to see him sign with the Bs. Sign Pasta, already and move forward.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
Wow! Ha pasado mucho desde mi ultima vez aqui!
Double Tuesday night, that was great. Got up a half hour before I went to bed yesterday, to drive up north and work on the house (the carpenter was available). Then drove back for a double last night (have to pay said carpenter, eh?).
I am le tired, as the saying goes. Unfortunately, I need to get shit done.
CAWFEEEEE!!!!!!!?

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

for a second i confused pesado with pescado…and i was like…that makes no…sense….

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I am never going fishing with you!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

This is the one that confused me:

Got up a half hour before I went to bed yesterday

How could someone get up before they went to bed? Does this mean that Stripes time-travels in his sleep? Or was he only up for half an hour yesterday? Or was his get-up time today was half an hour earlier than yesterday‘s bedtime?