The Boston Bruins announced today that they have extended David Krejci’s contract. Though the figures weren’t originally announced, Krejci was resigned to a 3 year, $15.75M contract with an annual cap hit of $5.25M a season.
This is good news for the Bruins. Krejci won’t put up big numbers but plays perfectly in the Bruins system. He plays strong defensively and can be counted on in any situation. David was an huge part of the Bruins championship run last season.
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli spoke on Krejci. He said, “David’s biggest asset is his head. He sees the ice so well, he makes plays, he uses the players around him. He’s very competitive. And he’s got a very well-rounded game. I think his game is underrated by its two-way component. And I think he takes pride in that.”
But did the Bruins overpay Krejci? $5.25M per season is a lot to play a player who’s main role isn’t to score goals. Next season David Krejci will be making more than Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler. They play similar games but Getzlaf and Kesler can be counted on to put up big numbers. The most the Bruins should’ve paid Krejci to play the role of a two-way forward is $4M a season. If they paid Krejci even just $1M less, that’d open more money up to boost other aspects of their team or even try to sign a star free agent-to-be over the next few seasons.
Only time will tell whether or not overpaying Krejci will hurt the Bruins in the future..
More to Come..
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