If there’s anyone out there a Boston Bruins fan in a hurry to trade David Pastrnak and start some sort of massive rebuilding in Boston, the opening night of the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal should be a sobering real-life test.
The facts of the matter are that Boston Bruins brass and Pastrnak’s agent, J.P. Barrie, are expected to meet this week in Montreal and begin the frameworks for a contract extension that No. 88 can sign starting next week. There is no doubt that he will be in the $9-10 million range per season based on his young age, outstanding production and based on how hard it is to find game-breaking powers like Pastrnak at the NHL level.
There were some whispers that Pastrnak would be a tough signing based on friends like Torey Krug leaving the establishment, but that’s something really unbelievable unless it’s actually implemented. On the contrary, it appears that David Krejci may be the NHL choice for the Bruins this coming season and matching friends Krejci and Pastrnak could be exactly the kind of thing that makes No. which it is today.
This humble hockey writer hopes Pastrnak stays in Boston just for Dunkin’ Donuts commercial art alone.
But in theory, let’s say Pasternak is unhappy with some aspect of the Boston Bruins, writing on the wall that it would be difficult to sign a right-winger who has the talent to be the top scorer with 50 goals in the NHL, and already has 240 goals and 504 points in 510 Match for black and gold.
The initial big trade of the 24-year-old Chicago Blackhawk sniper to the Ottawa senators should pause before everyone else about what kind of “drag” Pastrnak might bring to black and gold in a similar seismic trade. The Black Hawks were only able to have a seventh overall, second-round pick and third-round pick in exchange for a player who has exceeded 40 goals in a season and has as many lampholders as anyone else since. He entered the league five years ago.
This is why his eligible bid of $9 million is insignificant. Scoring is the most important skill in the NHL, and DeBrincat does it like any young player under 25. You cannot exchange that for pennies on 💸. Terrible Asset Management by Blackhawks. The senses are dangerous now https://t.co/mLJPINLAZV
– Joe Hagerty (@HackswithHaggs) 7 July 2022
This is a steal for the Senators team that looks set to move to the Atlantic Division after collecting another excellent young player, and it’s deceptive for the Black Hawks who can’t afford a quality team after allocating so much salary cap space. To Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toys and Seth Jones. It’s also exactly what other interested NHL hijackers, like the hawks flying over their heads, would offer the Boston Bruins if they eventually had to trade Pastrnak to the highest bidder.
Sure, DeBrincat has a qualifying bid of $9 million, which will make it very expensive after next season, but that’s also the current NHL rate these days for a dynamic young player capable of 40 goals. It’s certainly what the Boston Bruins should be willing, willing and able to pay a player at Pastrnak and they have every intention of retaining as a key piece in the future alongside Charlie McAvoy, Hampus Lindholm and Jeremy Swayman.
Indeed, the Boston Bruins should heed DeBrinkat’s warning after the Chicago Blackhawks were attacked on social media hockey by their city for the disappointing return of one of the league’s best young players.
The city of Chicago influenced Alex DeBrincat’s trade 😅 pic.twitter.com/ZhGFqORbFT
– NHL Athletic Association (TheAthleticNHL) 7 July 2022
If Copper B, or Boston Bruins fans for that matter, harbor any secret idea that Pastrnak’s trade could fully prepare them for the future, the opening night of the 2022 NHL Draft should deprive them of that idea very quickly. Alternatively, a disappointing return for a rare hockey talent like Pastrnak could become the kind of mistake the Boston Bruins can’t make at a precise time in their original six presence. It should be the last option, only after all other attempts have been exhausted to preserve the marketable, likable and highly effective star.
After the dismissal of Bruce Cassidy, the uncertain nature of how long Patrice Bergeron will last, an organization that is currently short on young talent after charging several first rounds in recent years, the Boston Bruins can’t afford more stumbles at the 2015 first-round level that don’t It still haunts them all these subsequent years.
It’s starting to feel like being forced into a Pastrnak trade could turn out to be exactly this kind of escalating disaster for the Boston Bruins, so it’s time to heed the DeBrincat warning that was presented live in front of them this weekend.