What do you think is gonna happen to Pacioretty? It looks like the Have won't be negotiating a contract extension, last I read.
They’re going to trade him. They can’t afford to let him walk in free agency. No negotiating an extension means they’ve either realised he doesn’t want to stay, or that they’re committing to some level of a rebuild/retool. It only makes sense to trade him now, get as much of a return as possible, and move on.