Morning Free Association: Pay Up

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You never know what you’re going to get when you read an article on MyNHLTradeRumors. Will it be perpetuating garbage? Will it some semblance of truth? Will it just be plain reasonable? In this case, I think it’s the latter.

Apparently NHL Insider Elliote Friedman appeared on NHL Network a couple of nights ago talking about what he’s hearing about contracts for Jack Eichel and David Pastrnak. It sounds like Buffalo is close to deal, potentially getting it done by training camp. With regards to the Pasta-Bruins situation, things are not as close, as we already know.

“What I think here is when Connor McDavid signed his big contract in Edmonton, one agent told me, ‘Look, players are going to understand we’re not as good as Connor McDavid, but maybe we’re not $6 million worse than Connor McDavid.’

“And I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s one of the things that happens here. What the McDavid deal has done is it has raised the bar maybe up a little bit, and a number of players who would be below that are saying, ‘Okay, that raises us up a little bit too.’

“And I wouldn’t be surprised if that contract, like it moved up Draisaitl, it maybe is moving up Pastrnak in his own eyes – and that’s creating a little bit of a problem for the Bruins and the player in getting a deal done.”

So, it sounds like that $6 million per for 6 years was indeed the latest offer by the Bruins. I, like you, cannot understand how that wthis could be, how it’s not the preliminary offer that got shot down in June. It’s completely asinine, not to mention insulting, to offer Youngest David this deal. Yes, Connor McDavid ruined the salary scale for RFAs this season and moving forward. Drasiaitl cashed in and Pastrnak, whose agent was waiting for that deal to drop, is waiting on a deal worth his time. It looks like Pasta might not be signed for less than $8 million.

No wonder why neither side is close. Don’t be stupid, Donny. End our emotional hostage situation. Pay up now.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Going with Patti Smith’s Horses for Record of the Day Club.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I LOVE Patti Smith!!!! We share a birthday and she usually plays somewhere small in NYC that night. Probably time to revisit!!!

The London Bear
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I’ll join in, especially as a fellow birthday buddy!

Satan 81's Sister
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Morrisey does a cover of Redondo Beach. Thinking I might fire up some Lou Reed when I’m done with Horses. Listened to White Light White Heat last night. Or some Stooges.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I saw Lou Reed live in 74, I think. Rock n roll animal tour. To date, the most powerful performance I ever saw. Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush opened!!

The London Bear
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Yesterday I tried out “The Great 28 by Chuck Berry”. 28 Great songs to be sure but very samey when you listen to them back-to-back … Was surprised by one song which I realised was covered by the Beach Boys, who substituted the lyric “rockin'” for “surfin'” grin. Can’t remember which track that was though.

Also Elvis Presley’s first album, which I enjoyed. Impressed by the guitar work!

Satan 81's Sister
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I have a soft spot for Elvis. The Live in Vegas special was on the other night. Much swooning.
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

My favorite Elvis is a rack from the essential Elvis or a similar album – “a little less conversation” mash up.

Satan 81's Sister
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This is one where I feel kind of ashamed for never actually giving it a proper listen. Liking it!

Satan81
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Yup. It’s August and they’re scraping for articles. Here’s Down Goes Brown’s list of best starting rosters where each player on the team has the same number:

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/goes-brown-number-yields-nhls-best-starting-lineup/

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

That is actually a neat idea, making a team of active members not being able to duplicate their numbers, so you would have to choose which player to choose.

So for example, you would have to choose between Paul Coffey or Phil Esposito. Both obvious hall of famers but when building your team you would have to take into account needs for your team.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!

Went north yesterday, moar progress!!!
Leaving in 6 days, ultimate road trip!!!!l
Gimme some hockey, damn it!

The London Bear
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Leaving in 6 days, ultimate road trip!!!!l

Where ya going?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Headed to Utah to kayak Cataract Canyon. Start near Moab and end in Lake Powell, Colorado River. My buddy and I are driving out with boats and gear (water, water!!) . Stopping in Colorado for “supplies, pardner” . JoAnn flies out to meet us with the rest of the crew (Gilligan, the Skipper,too, the millionaire [must be me], and his wife….). A week in the canyon!!! This is a trial trip. Grand Canyon is next!!!!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Wow. That’s some trip.
If you’ve never been, be sure to poke around Arches Natl Park (Moab).
It’s damned pretty.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

We’re going to have a couple days at each end of the paddle. Arches is definitely on the list

The London Bear
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Sounds like a blast! Whenever I hear Colorado I think of The Shining, but I’m sure there’s more there than remote mountaintop hotels …

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Someone will take pictures.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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And then the blackmail demands will begin…

Satan 81's Sister
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And can you take us with you?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

We are shitting in a bucket all week as one must carry out everything! All are welcome.

imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

Hell, I’ve been doing the same, except from the comfort of my own home! Freaking remodeling can’t get done soon enough!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Actually, we use ammo cans. They seal rather well. They are nicknamed “the groover” as there are two grooves on your ass after you’ve used them.

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