NHL Rumors: Why Pastrnak Wants Out Of Boston

More is being revealed about how the Boston Bruins/Bruce Cassidy divorce went down, and the discussion rages about how David Pastrnak's future might be tied into it. 

According to Bruins beat writer Joe Haggerty, the now-deposed head coach had been told at his exit meeting that he would be back to complete the final year of his contract. Shortly thereafter, Boston general manager Don Sweeney went to Cassidy's house to tell him he was fired. 

This news didn't sit well not only with Cassidy, but in addition, Bruins' star winger David Pastrnak was apparently furious over the about-face, and is what's really at the root of his rumored disgust with Sweeney

Pastrnak's agent, however, J.P. Barry, says it's simply not true that the winger won't sit down to negotiate a contract extension if Sweeney is still the GM. 

NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman personally spoke with Barry, who said that he, Pastrnak and Sweeney will indeed be sitting down in early July to discuss an extension, and that everyone should cool their jets on the premature trade talk.

Pastrnak has one year remaining on his 6-year, $40M contract, with a $6.67M cap hit. 

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