When you talk to most people around the league, it’s always been the expectation that Filip Forsberg would ultimately re-sign in Nashville. He still very well might, but I think a lot of people are surprised that negotiation hasn’t produced an extension yet.

My sense is both sides aren’t that far apart, they’re both willing to do an eight-year extension at an AAV that begins with an eight. Forsberg’s camp, led by veteran agent J.P. Barry, is believed to want a dollar figure in the high eights while veteran GM David Poile is in the low eights.

Still, is this thing really going to blow up over about half a million a year?