Don't want to take anything away from Patches but you guys were actually expecting $5M+? After only one terrific season?
He had 24pts in 37 games , including 14 goals , 2 years ago before getting killed by Chara. He improved on his ppg last season with 33 goals - 65 pts , is only 23 and still has (and will) room to improve. 5-5.5m wouldnt have been bad at all*considering all that imho.
Its all moot anyway since its 4.5m which is fantastic.
Pacs is a career Hab because of this, some of u haven't totally grasped this I feel. The kid is ours, and he will score while hitting and driving to the net AKA the perfect winger for Galchenyuk. I envision them on team USA 2018 playing on the same line.
The way this fan base, and the city as a whole, reacted after what happened, it really had an impact on Pacioretty and his opinion on Montreal. He truly loves the city and it's great to continue locking up players that want to be a part of not only this team, but this city too.
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Terrifyingly good deal.....I prefer it when you guys overpay. That being said, he's a great player(and a good team guy apparently for accepting this)....looking forward(hopefully) to some great games between us this year.
the best part was reading all the delayed reactions in this thread and on twitter while we were all waiting for the dollar figures to be announced...as though signing Pacioretty for 6 years wasn't good enough in the first place lol