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Forum: Armchair-GM31 mai à 11 h 29
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NHLfan10506</b></div><div>And they have been working on a contract for five months with no progress.

Last summer, Swayman’s wanted $4.8m. Bruins offered $2m and were suggested using mid-tier back-ups as comps (and publicly disputed Hart, Oettinger, Hart as comparable players).

Before the season, Swayman said about the arbitration,

<em>“I definitely don't wish it upon any of my friends and teammates moving forward, and I don't want to do it ever again as well.”</em>

After the process he also added why he stayed in Boston

<em>"I stuck around Boston this summer because I knew I was going to get the best training, the best coaching and the best atmosphere.”</em>

After the extension window opened, Swayman’s agent spent a couple days in Boston working on the deal. After no progress was made, Swayman commented after his all-star game appointment,

<em>“After dealing with what I did this summer with arbitration, hearing things that a player should never hear, it feels pretty special to be in this situation.”</em>

The timing, a week after his agent was in Boston for extension talks, caused a stir. He clarified a few days later

<em>“I think it was a great learning experience. I’m not gonna lean on it. It’s already happened — what’s happened has happened” </em>

But then corrected…

<em>“I wouldn’t be the player I am if I didn’t go through it. So I’m grateful for everything that’s come my way and I’m excited for what’s to come. I’m allowed to lean on my experience when things happen and that’s what I did.”</em>

It’s not 100%</div></div>

You've been clinging to these arb quotes since last year. You've also been hammering this "they've been working on an extension for 5 months" thing too. You think Sweeney &amp; Swayman's agent are negotiating everyday for the past 5 months? no. They met and got a sense of what both sides were looking for in the next deal. They let the rest of the season play out as not to be a distraction for Swayman. Swayman himself has said he's confident that Sweeney &amp; his agent will hammer out a deal this summer. BTW one quote you seem to leave out from Swayman about arbitration....

<em>“Again, it's a business, and I wanted to make sure whatever was thrown my way, I was going to be able to attack with a good mindset and make sure at the end of the day I was going to do everything I could do to be a Boston Bruin.</em>

If push comes to shove and Sweeney needs to decide between Ullmark and Swayman, he's 100% going to pick Swayman and everything points to that.
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Forum: Armchair-GM31 mai à 9 h 49
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NHLfan10506</b></div><div>He never said he is 100% keeping Swayman. He said
“We’re gonna find a landing spot with Swayman” (one would assume in Boston…but the landing spot could always be elsewhere)

If they can fit both, they will, but, he said, “If we can’t, we’re going to explore options….In a perfect world, we would keep the tandem because I think it’s damn good. But we’re going to explore opportunities. My phone’s going to ring, I’m going to make calls. That’s just what the job requires.”

I read it as “all options are in the table”</div></div>

Yes landing spot as in a contract. Boston has what they're want to sign him for and Swayman has what he's looking for. They'll find a "landing spot" between the two sides.

This was from an interview that Sweeney did about a week ago:

<em>“We clearly engaged in conversation during regular season to define the longer term extension, we haven’t gotten there yet, it’s a priority now and it will continue to be a priority until we get that across the finish line,” Sweeney revealed. “He’s a big part of our current team and our record in playoffs and our future.</em>

The Bruins are starting to gear towards the next core. Marchand has one year left and could very well retire. The Bruins are now building around guys like McAvoy, Pastrnka, Zacha &amp; Carlo. Swayman is the goalie that fits age wise with that core and a guy that has a long future a head of him. Ullmark is soon to be 31yrs old and isn't a long-term fit for the Bruins upcoming core's window.
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