What a difference a year made in the Western Conference.
Last spring, prognosticators couldn’t figure right from left in a conference that was stacked top to bottom with Stanley Cup contenders. Now there seems to be only one clear-cut favorite from this year’s crop with serious question marks surrounding some usual characters.
Gone are the top-seeded Stars and always dangerous Kings.
The Oilers and Flames took advantage of the precipitous drop-offs in Dallas and Los Angeles and both carry young, talented cores that could threaten to disrupt the established Blackhawkian Cheap NFL Jerseys order under the right circumstance.
“We will continue to negotiate — we still have lots of time,” Barry told NFL Jerseys Cheap the Globe Tuesday morning. “David prefers to sign a longer term deal with the Bruins.
“The negotiations between myself and Don have been very open and both sides understand each other’s positions. Hopefully we can agree on an overall structure that is amenable to both sides in the next month.”
Pastrnak is susceptible to an offer sheet, however unlikely at this juncture of the offseason. Sweeney, with upward of $10 million in cap space to work with, would be compelled to match most anything. And a trade seems preposterous for an organization still licking its wounds from the Seguin debacle.
Still, the Bruins have done crazier things before.