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The Oilers' largest free agent signing ever is thwarted by Pastrnak


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Sam Jones
May 31, 2024  (7:26)
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The Oilers' largest free agent signing ever is thwarted by Pastrnak
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Fresh off clinching gold at the World Championships, Boston Bruins' star David Pastrnak made headlines during a Spittin Chiclets podcast episode.

Pastrnak hinted at his desire to see Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl donning a Bruins jersey. The mention of Draisaitl stirred significant excitement among the hosts, as Pastrnak's cheeky grin filled the screen. This revelation fuels ongoing speculation about Draisaitl's future, especially as his contract nears its end next season.
Draisaitl's name has been circulating in sports circles, linked to the Bruins for months. The intrigue around his next moves grows as pundits, fans, and sports commentators ponder his intentions amidst upcoming contract negotiations.
However, Pastrnak's comments might border on tampering, as NHL regulations prohibit discussions about business dealings with players under active contracts. This rule aims to maintain sportsmanship and fair play across the league.
Pastrnak believes that the allure of the Bruins is enough to attract talent without persuasion. This comes at a critical time for Boston, which has felt the absence of retired legends Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. Their departure has left a noticeable gap in the center positions, evidenced by the team's struggle to average two goals per game during the recent playoffs.
Looking ahead, Draisaitl's contract negotiations remain under wraps. With the Oilers eligible to discuss a long-term extension after July 1st, all eyes will be on the potential terms and financials of his next agreement.
In the meantime, Pastrnak can savor his World Championship success and watch the ongoing NHL playoffs from the sidelines.
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