Boston Bruins Are Not Where They Would Like With David Pastrnak According To Don Sweeney
Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney addressed the media on a conference call Monday afternoon. The purpose of the call was to talk about the hirings down in Providence. But the topic of David Pastrnak came up in the conversation.
“I’d say we’re at the same point you asked me the last time,” Bruins GM Don Sweeney said when asked for an update on the negotiations. “We’re in a holding pattern.”
The rumored difference is Boston seeking at a price around $5 million per season while it is believed that Pastrnak and his team are trying to get a number closer to $7 million.
“I have not made as much progress as I’d like since the last one,” admitted Sweeney, who continues the negotiations with over $10 million in cap space. “But we have plenty of time and the opportunities to continue to talk, and we’ll find a way to keep talking.”
Not being as close as they would like is not a good sign. There is still time for Sweeney to make a deal, but the later this goes the worse it could be.
After the signing of Ryan Spooner last week it was originally thought that Pastnrak would be signed shortly thereafter. With Pastrnak now returning from China on a Boston Bruins sponsored trip, there could be another negotiation session done in the coming days.