Good news seem rare in the David Pastrnak's saga, but there has been more since the Boston Bruins and the forward have held meetings regarding his contract extension.
According to Boston Sports Journal's Joe McDonald, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said that the negotiations were ongoing between both camps. The dialogue between the agent for Pastrnak, JP Barry, and Sweeney have picked up, though it was reported that a "sizable gap" still remains between the two sides.
Sweeney added that although there is no timetable on when an agreement needs to be done, he would like for everything to be settled before the start of training camp.
The pressure is on, seeing that camp is less than a few weeks away. Maybe there is a timetable after all, Don...
Pastrnak is said to be looking for a deal similar to Edmonton Oilers star Leon Draisaitl, who inked his eight-year, $68 million contract with an average annual salary of $8.5 million. The Bruins were rumored to have offered Pastrnak a deal worth $42 million, with the rumor being that it was over a 6 or 7 year term.
This is where it got ugly... Let's hope for Bruins fans, the good will win out.