Morning Free Association: McAvoy’s Back

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Yesterday morning, news came from Boston Bruins camp that Charlie McAvoy signed a new three-year deal. And everyone rejoiced!

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It’s a bridge deal to get through the next three years during which a few expensive contracts will expire, leaving Charlie still as an RFA ready for a bigger pay day.

It seems that Charlie is happy to be back at work.

Seeing that it’s Charlie’s day, we won’t talk about the other thing that needs to happen. Let’s do that tomorrow.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

We all went bold!

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Just a reminder of our cap situ going forward –
The Bruins are on the hook for $1.167M this season for the last payment of the Seidenberg buyout, and $1.9M for the last season of retained salary from the Beleskey trade. That’s $3.067 of dead cap space that disappears next season.
We have $6M spent on David Backes this season and next. Since the team is fairly well staffed, it is unlikely that they need to replace him or extend him at anywhere near that salary – so they could get back as much as $4M in that slot going into the 2021-2022 season. That provides some headroom for the likes of Charlie getting his payday.

Next season they need to re-sign DeBrusk, Krug, Coyle, Killer, Grizz, Wagner, Nordstrom & lots of misc. guys.
Krug’s cap hit is already at $5.25M, but DeBrusk is \< $900k and is going to have to get paid . Grizz is at $1.7M and is going to get a non-trivial bump. If the cap is fairly flat, this will get messy. (say Krug gets $6M, DeBrusk gets $4M & Grizz gets $2.8M – that’s an increase of $5M with only $3M available)

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The London Bear

Chara will probably play for free to make up the missing 2 mil!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi folks.

Great deal for the Bs that. And three years is long enough to see whether he blooms and deserves a big contract after, when we can afford it.

That crossword looks mighty tough. Not many blacked out squares!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Let’s do that tomorrow.

Can we use this for, like, everything? I want to set an email auto reply that says “Let’s do that tomorrow.”

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IntentionallyWidenberg

So glad that we’ve got our biggest outstanding contract issue under control.
I can finally see the light at the end of this tunnel!

I only wish it had happened a few days earlier – I was at practice on Sat. and would have hung around if I thought one of the wayward RFAs was gonna show.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hi All!
Yay! Chuck is in the fold!!! 4.9 isn’t bad and should help resolve that other thing that I am not talking about!
thinking about getting some work done today…..thinking about it.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Love the contract. And love how much Chara love his cubs and how much the cubs love their Papa Bear.
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