Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin had an extremely busy weekend.
While the Habs GM was working furiously to land the team some help for the upcoming 2018-19 season, he didn't get any help from the New York Islanders or his captain, Max Pacioretty.
As reported earlier today, the Canadiens had a trade in place with the Islanders to trade Pacioretty for the #11 or #12 pick which they would then trade to the Buffalo Sabres for Ryan O'Reilly. The Islanders unfortunately pulled out of the deal at the last second and left the Canadiens still holding Pacioretty and not landing Ryan O'Reilly.
Since Plan A didn't work out, Bergevin got right to work on Plan B, trade Pacioretty to the Los Angeles Kings.
It seems the two teams had a deal in place, however the deal depended on Pacioretty signing an extension with the Kings.
According to TSN 690's Tony Marinaro, Pacioretty refused the Kings extension as he's looking for a major payday. Marinaro states that the Kings offered Pacioretty a six year deal worth $6million a season, however Pacioretty is looking for an eight year deal worth $8million a season. Pacioretty refused the deal and eventually actually fired his agent Pat Brisson and ended up hiring Allan Walsh.
Do you think Pacioretty is worth an eight year deal worth $8million a season?
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— Tony Marinaro (@TonyMarinaro) June 26, 2018