Max Pacioretty has signed a new two-year deal with the Habs worth $3.25 million, and this is great news. It also comes only weeks after Andrei Kostitsyn signed his deal for the same amount ($3.25) with the slight difference being that Kostitsyn makes his in one year while Max’ is spread over two.
We know that if Max hadn’t been assaulted by Zdeno Chara and was in the Montreal lineup during the playoffs, things might have been quite different. He gets those long legs pumping, he drives hard and shoots well, and he’s our version of a power forward. He would’ve gotten Chara off his game, provided some muscle against those boys from Boston, and got his points. Instead he recovered at home and read Twitter messages from others, like the one I read recently that said, “@MaxPacioretty How’s your neck, bitch?”
I’m excited about seeing Max back. He’s going to play a big role.