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Report: Bruins sign Pastrnak - 6 years, $40 million ($6.6667 AAV)

Discussion in 'Rick Middleton's Pron 'Stache: Bruins Forum' started by AlNipper49, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. PedroSpecialK

    PedroSpecialK Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Fantastic deal... I wonder how much of it came down to lockout protection
     
  2. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    The B's get 2 UFA years, Pasta gets to hit UFA at age 28. Dollars come in below Krejci and Bergy but above Marchand. I think under $7mm was a huge win for the Bruins. Good stuff all around.

    Drop the puck.
     
  3. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Good news. This will be a bargain by the end of this season.
     
  4. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    Outstanding deal.
     
  5. BoSoxFink

    BoSoxFink Stripes SoSH Member

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    Chiarelli is a moron
     
  6. bibajesus

    bibajesus Member SoSH Member

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    Nice, good deal. So is Pasta a low key Satanist? Holding out for all 6's.

    Sent from my Pixel using SoSH mobile app
     
  7. TFP

    TFP Dope Dope

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    They have Bergeron, Marchand, and Pastrnak all signed long term for under $7m AAV. That's really incredible when you think about it.

    Unfortunately they need that to make up for the Krejci and Backes contracts. Still, that leaves them in a great spot going forward.
     
  8. Smiling Joe Hesketh

    Smiling Joe Hesketh All Hail King Boron Dope

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    It's a nice change to see a skilled young player get locked up here on a long-term deal. The Bruins need more guys with Pasta's skillset, glad to see they got him back into the fold.
     
  9. TFP

    TFP Dope Dope

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    #59 TFP, Sep 14, 2017
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  10. Haunted

    Haunted The Man in the Box SoSH Member

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    Wow. Maybe I'm just a negative Nancy but I feared and expected the worst here. This is terrific news.
     
  11. Eddie Jurak

    Eddie Jurak Go Leafs Go Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Now if we can just avoid trading him for a few lesser guys...

    But seriously, things are starting to look up. A lot of emerging young talent plus we are retaining our top players.

    Is it me, or do the Bruins fare better when they let their ELC guys burn the year?
     
  12. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    Cap wise, B's will enter the year with ~$2.6-3mm ish cap space, depending on how things shake out at the bottom with ELC's and cheap contracts like Schaller, Agostino, Postma, etc.
     
  13. Smiling Joe Hesketh

    Smiling Joe Hesketh All Hail King Boron Dope

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  14. TFP

    TFP Dope Dope

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    I'm right there with you on that one (I was just giving you a hard time).

    I have reason to be optimistic at this point though. I think he follows the Bergeron/Marchand/Krejci path, personally.
     
  15. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I don't follow the hockey transactions as much as just the games. Someone explain "Chiarelli is an moron" to me so I can sound informed when I talk to my kid later. He's a bit more of a hockey guy than me.

    Having said that, I didn't need to check the thread to know this was a win.
     
  16. TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

    TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah, he seems to like Boston, unlike Hamilton, and is a hard worker on both ends of the ice unlike Seguin. He's more a Marchand-type and those guys the Bs seem to want to keep.
     
  17. TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

    TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle Member SoSH Member

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    Chiarelli payed 2m more for a guy who has similar production to Pasta. While that guy is a C, so probably should get a bit more, 2m is much too big a positional premium.

    Edit: thought Draisatl got 8, not 8.5. Fixed math.
     
  18. veritas

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    He signed a similar player, Leon Draisaitl to an 8 year, $68m deal (8.5 per year) which was more than was generally expected.

    This deal is a win-win I think. Team gets the AAV, Pastrnak will be a free agent at 27.

    edit: what he said ^
     
  19. cshea

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    Sweeney says there is lockout protection in the contract, a bonus in 2021. There's also some form of NMC in years 5 and 6 when Pastrnak is eligible to receive one.
     
  20. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  21. burstnbloom

    burstnbloom Member SoSH Member

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    RIght where it should have been the whole time. You gotta wonder why this took so long?
     
  22. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

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    Sweeney also got an inordinate amount of shit for his opening offer (not necessarily here) considering where Pasta's contract ultimately ended up.
     
  23. TFP

    TFP Dope Dope

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    Because Pasta and his agent used the threat of the little leverage they had to try to get some extra years/dollars. In the end it didn't get them anywhere because of the fact they had little leverage, but you can't fault them for trying. No harm no foul here.

    Gotta give credit to Sweeney too. 2 years ago he traded Dougie before July 1st for below market value rather than face the threat of an offer sheet. Now he waited out Pasta and stared him down and it worked out well. Good on him.
     
  24. lexrageorge

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    I'm guessing the lockout protection was complicated to work out. And the lack of urgency on Pastrnak's side until now.
     
  25. Jed Zeppelin

    Jed Zeppelin Member SoSH Member

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    Makes him more tradable.

    ***DUCKS***
     
  26. LogansDad

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    So glad to wake up to good news. Get camp started on the right foot. Now let's have everyone stay healthy for the next few weeks and then go play some hockey.
     
  27. MiracleOfO2704

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    This can't be said enough. I'm starting to wonder if that first off-season came about because, despite being in-house, Sweeney was dropped into a critical stretch of time and had to handle things he hadn't before, particularly contract negotiations, on the fly.
     
  28. lexrageorge

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    That was probably part of it [the Hamilton trade, et al], given that he was dropped into the middle of a raging dumpster fire. He had a lot of bad contracts, and guys like Marchand and Eriksson and Rask having paydays on the event horizon. And I'm assuming there was probably a lot of mixed opinions about Hamilton's game. And I can see Neely going purple and pounding his fist on the table saying "We need more grit now. Back in my day, we had guys like Zach Rinaldo and Jimmy Hayes to carry the team. Go get 'em Donnie".

    The 5 pillars of being a hockey GM:

    - Drafting
    - Deciding who to sign and who to let go
    - Trades
    - Free agent signings
    - Staff hiring

    Seems like the Sweeney regime has done a good job on the first (which the team desperately needed after a lengthy series of failed drafts), and is improving on the 2nd: Marchand and Pasta are here, while Eriksson seems to have slipped past his prime (and is ironically Jim Benning's albatross now). And I'm not overly worked about about the C. vs. K. Miller expansion draft issue (Colin Miller's talents are about to be replaced by the youngsters).

    Jury is still out on trades, and we all know how well Sweeney's free agent forays have worked. On the last, I like Cassidy, so I'm not displeased.
     
  29. Jordu

    Jordu Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    These are the players the Bruins now have signed through the 2020-2021 season:

    Bergeron
    Krejci
    Pasternak
    Marchand
    Backes
    Rask
     
  30. Maximus

    Maximus Member SoSH Member

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    Great job by Sweeney in getting this deal done at this AAV. Welcome back Pasta.
     
  31. FL4WL3SS

    FL4WL3SS Mrs. Dennis Wideman SoSH Member

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    That Backes contract is gross.
     
  32. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

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    I like symmetry and find it funny that 66.6667% of those contracts don't suck.
     
  33. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

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