Morning Free Association: In the (Czar)nik of Time

Don Sweeney managed to sign a player yesterday. However, if you looked for any information about it on the Boston Bruins official twitter account, you wouldn’t find it there. Thankfully, CapFriendly is doing a good job of keeping us informed.

Come to think of it, I don’t think we really talked about the other two signings that happened just prior to the weekend.

Yes, both Zane and Malcolm are locked up this season in identical two-way deals worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $225,000 at the AHL level for 2017-18 and $250,000 for 2018-19.

Malcolm

Zane

Superficially it looks like they both took a pay cut; both of their entry level deals had them being paid more with the big club. However, both were only making $70,000 in the past two or more seasons. With the new deals, both Malcolm and Zane are getting a huge raise of $155,000 to play down in Providence. Austin Czarnik also has a similar situation: lower NHL money, significant increase in minors salary.

Unless any of these players make the big club out of training camp, or are called up during the season, their salaries will not count toward the cap. With these signings, the projected room under the cap has remained static at $12,976,665.

Only two more RFAs need to sign. And one of them is going to arbitration.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Mmmmmmm! Veggie lasagna for lunch. Woo fucking hoo!!!! Not “you fucking hop” okay, autofotch?

Satan81
Admin

Today’s lunch at work was chicken fingers, steak tips, mashed potatoes, and “rainbow cauliflower and carrots”.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
Member
Long-Winded Striped Mofo

That’s a pretty great lunch. They hiring?

carvinbass18
Editor

Good morning everyone!

  • Man it’s been a long time since I’ve been on. Hope you’re all well.
  • Have had luck on the job search, only to need a new roof on my house, which means no pay cut for me. So here I stay here for a little while longer. I’m quite alright with it though this time, doesn’t feel too negative, and we have a new production manager, who actually seems to care about the work force. Weirdly though, he still doesn’t really talk to any of us, and I don’t think he knows any of our names. Whatcha gonna do though?
  • Glad to see Czar get resigned, if even for just providence. He’s skilled, and him playing with the wingers who we think may be impact players in Boston in a year or so will be beneficial.
  • Still shocked to see Spooner here. I’ll be shocked up until he’s not. If he gets more than a 1 more deal it will be amazing.
  • C’mon Pasta!
  • Satan81
    Admin

    Agreed! Glad to see the Austin Bruin back in the fold!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
    Member
    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Hey Pals!
    Nice job by Sweenius – getting it done. Sign Pasta and start shopping! Spoons, sorry, but the chips are falling.
    Jo and I watched Spinal Tap last night. She had never seen it. She still hasn’t seen most of it as she fell asleep pretty early.
    I feel lazy today, but I’ve got lots to do. I’m trying to work out a compromise – like working tomorrow.

    Satan81
    Admin

    What are the odds that Spooner drops out of the 3rd line in training camp?

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    I’d say as good as him still being here at the draft, then again on free agent day. I’m still shocked he’s with the club.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Maybe the Bruins forgot about him?

    Satan81
    Admin

    I hope they don’t forget his nacho vouchers!

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Mmmm….nachos….

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    I’ve been hungry since 4pm yesterday. Nothing seems to be taking the edge off, it’s a huge problem.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    I’ve had lots of spicy and corn the past three days. I’ll let you do the math

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Sounds like someone needs some poutine!

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