With NHL training camps about a month away, contract talks between the Bruins and David Pastrnak, are moving slowly. The latest proposal is a six year 36 million dollar deal. Considering Brad Marchands eight year 49 million dollar deal that’s not to bad The Bruins need to be careful not to overpay for someone who hasn’t won anything. One example is teammate Brad Marchand. Marchand has been in the league seven years with two trips to the Stanley Cup. Past contract talks have hurt the Bruins. Two such players Tyler Seguin and Phil Kessel Both times the Bruins did not want to over pay. This resulted in the Bruins trading both players,and have nothing to show for it. Seguin for example, was one of the most talented players in the league . But again the Bruins traded away a young talented player. Once again the Bruins have failed to get equal value in return for a good player. The Dallas trade for example bought Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith, Joe Morrow,and Matt Fraser. Eriksson was the most productive out of the four. After two years with Boston Eriksson signed elsewhere. Not to mention scoring 30 goals in 2016 . Kessel on the other hand landed the Bruins two number one picks in 2010 and 2011. In 2011 the Bruins drafted a solid defense man in Dougie Hamilton. Again Boston sent him packing two years ago. Despite the bad trades the Bruins have seemed to find their way back to the playoffs. Boston has missed the playoffs two years in a row. The Bruins have committed themselves to develop young talent. This is what makes Pastrnak so important to the future.He’s the young veteran who can hopefully get them back to the Stanley Cup finals. Pastrnak is one of a host of young Bruins on the rise . Flanked with sold veterans such as Zedeno Chara, Adam McQuaid and Brad Marchand . The Bruin management needs to recognize this and offer Pastrnak a fair salary. Last week the Bruins offered Pastrnak a four year 36 million dollar salary. Even though Pastrnaks been in the league three years either way it’s going to be a tough call. He’s on the same path as Kessel and Seguin. Personally I think a good deal would either be a bridge contract or six years at 42 million. The future is now for the Bruins. .
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