Morning Free Association: Brando Carlrissian is Back

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Yesterday morning or perhaps late into the night before, Brandon Carlo agreed to a bridge deal to end his training camp holdout, a deal that turns out to be a fantastic deal for the Bruins in both the short and long term: 2 years at $2.85 million AAV. After locking up both Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo for under $8 million for the next two years is the kind of skill that resulted in Don Sweeney winning GM of The Year for the 2018-19 season.

Despite what Ryan Lambert thinks, this deal is pretty sweet since Carlo was likely in the $4 million/ year range before the playoffs and upwards of $5 million a year after.

By the way, Pete is absolutely correct. Brandon is beautiful and deserves it all.

With Carlo getting a shorter deal and still retaining his RFA status, he’ll no doubt be looking for a longer deal and more money as the the contracts of David Krejci, David Backes, and Tuukka Rask come off the books. Charlie McAvoy’s deal expires the next year but having both deal staggered makes it easier for Sweeney to sign them both.

One of the more curious things to come with yesterday’s news was Sweeney’s presser during which he made it clear that he was responsible for Carlo missing the time he has in camp. was this part of the deal that he would cop to this? Or was it just his way of owning up to his mistake and apologizing to Brandon for making him wait so long on a deal. I mean come on, he had to work on both deals.

The team is as complete as it will get at this point, so let’s play some more preseason hockey and shape the Boston and Providence Bruins.

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Hey, everyone! Great to see a hockey-like substance via streaming!

I really enjoy that when I go to YouTube and start seaching for “bruins leafs game 7”, I get my choice of three different games to watch.

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

I think a big reason I dislike Lambert is because he’s a smug asshole

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hi All!
Yay!!!! Steal is not the right term…….. Highway Robbery!!! Grand Theft Dman… suntin’ like that. Just me, but in the long run Carlo may be more important to the Bruin’s future than McAvoy, and that is not meant as a slight to Chuck. With his size, skating ability, and ability to see the ice well, Carlo has plenty of potential.

Headed north yesterday. An absolutely perfect day in the hill towns!!!. Got a bit of work done and went to visit Uncle Donald (carpenter’s uncle, but everyone seems to call him “Uncle Donald”) who has a saw mill on top of the mountain. Looking for a slab of wood to make the bar top. Unc D is going to make some flooring for us, as well.

Today I really will try to work!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

in the long run Carlo may be more important to the Bruin’s future than McAvoy

I think you might be right. Charlie is great but he still has some mistakes he needs to iron out and his lofty reputation is something he maybe sometimes tries too hard to live up to.

Carlo just seems to be getting better and better.

I dunno, maybe I’m looking too hard for a narrative.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Fans tend to rate points over defense

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Carlo is a wonderful story – one easily missed by the less serious hockey pundits like Lambert.
With some of the contracts out there, getting Carlo for < $3M is pretty impressive.

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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. All hail the Sweenius.