How Much is Krejci Worth?

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    How Much is Krejci Worth?

    Since we are entering the summer and the offering of absurd contracts that go with it I am wondering what people here think Krejci is worth considering he is entering the final year of his deal.


    So, how much to keep him?


    Will he be offered a contract similar to Bergeron ($6.5mill per season, 8 year, NMC)?


    Will it be more/less?


    Will he decide to test the market?


    Thoughts?


     

     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from bostonfan191646. Show bostonfan191646's posts

    Re: How Much is Krejci Worth?

    Ya, 6.5 for 6-8. Partial nmc. No reason to mess around

     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from jmwalters. Show jmwalters's posts

    Re: How Much is Krejci Worth?

    That's what I am thinking too. Then then the summer after that Lucic comes due. Same thing?

     

     
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    I think part of a contract has to be consistency.  Krejci's disgusting playoff performance of 2014 has to be taken into account.  Yes, he has the skills to get it done, but if he can't always, he shouldn't be paid like he does.

    I think he's great.  He plays hard.  He plays clean.  He cares.

    He should be paid like the best #2 center in the game.

     
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    Re: How Much is Krejci Worth?

    So the Bergeron deal then?

     

     
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    In response to jmwalters' comment:
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    So the Bergeron deal then?

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    Bergeron gets paid to play the #2 center role, plus be the best (see:  Selke shelf in his basement) at his niche.

    Less than Bergeron.  How much?  No idea, but less.

     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from islamorada. Show islamorada's posts

    Re: How Much is Krejci Worth?

    Krejci will ask for 6 or 7 million next year for at least three years.  PC should then entertain a trade this summer given those numbers.  He won't.  The Bs as constituted without Iginla will remain the same.  

    "Don't judge me monkey" 

     
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    I would be comfortable with Bergeron and Lucic making the same over a long period....there should be a premium for players who bring something very unique and special to a team's make-up. Their skill sets are not replaceable - they are one of a kind. Krejci, who I do like very much, is replaceable and thus needs to be considered a tick under.

    Bergeron makes $6.5. Lucic $6.0. Krejci $5.25. Extend Lucic at a very modest $6.5 upgrade, then slot in Krejci at a $6.0 upgrade but both get years. Seems reasonable. Neither has done anything to prove that they deserve significant pay increases, nor have they done anything that warrants a cut. Give them the security of years and move on with your top 3 in tact.

     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from Not-A-Shot. Show Not-A-Shot's posts

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    I agree.

    Krejci is a very good player.  I'm happy he's a Bruin and I'm happy with his role on the team.  He's not a cornerstone player.  He compliments a top tier squad.  He's not Kopitar or Toews.  He doesn't control any facet of the game.  He's solid and responsible and he fits this B's team.

     

     
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    I would agree with asmaha that $6M sounds about right for DK.  To me, he's the most creative offensive player they have and without his production in 2011 there probably would have been no parade, although he wasn't the only player to have a career playoff that year.  

    Hopefully his disappearing act in this year's playoff is a one-off.  It certainly shouldn't be a reason to devalue him though since it was a team-wide lack of execution that attributed to the early exit this year.

     

     

    Formerly "hangnail"

     
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    It's really hard to find comparisons to Krejci.  He has unique vision but is not necessarily a "pass first" centre. He's probably the best playmaker the Bruins have had since Adam Oates but they are very different players. He is currently one of the Top 10 playmakers in the NHL.  His closest stat line is to Backstrom and Malkin, both of whom have two of the best scorers in the league to set up.  But DK, as another poster eloquently put, is "responsible". Overall, I like his play in the D-zone.  My only concern moving ahead is how his line matches up against particular lines.  For example, his line looked particularly lost in the D-zone and outplayed against Montreal.  I'm not sure if that is because of his wingers not being as responsible or CJ not mixing it up.  

    Money wise, he deserves a notch less than Bergeron.  

    Luc Dufour was as tough as Nails.

     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from asmaha. Show asmaha's posts

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    It's really hard to find comparisons to Krejci.  He has unique vision but is not necessarily a "pass first" centre. He's probably the best playmaker the Bruins have had since Adam Oates but they are very different players. He is currently one of the Top 10 playmakers in the NHL.  His closest stat line is to Backstrom and Malkin, both of whom have two of the best scorers in the league to set up.  But DK, as another poster eloquently put, is "responsible". Overall, I like his play in the D-zone.  My only concern moving ahead is how his line matches up against particular lines.  For example, his line looked particularly lost in the D-zone and outplayed against Montreal.  I'm not sure if that is because of his wingers not being as responsible or CJ not mixing it up.  

    Money wise, he deserves a notch less than Bergeron.  

    Luc Dufour was as tough as Nails.

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    Good points, and I would love to see Julien try something new in camp next year. Have Krejci and Marchand paired, then let Bergeron and Lucic roll. I think it would solve a lot of "problems", if you think being the league's best regular season team is a problem. Krejci could use some speed on his wing, and Bergeron could provide better coverage to let Lucic crash a bit further down low and in front of the net. Just seems more balanced to me, but what do I know?

    Lucic-Bergeron-Smith

    Marchand-Krejci-Eriksson

    Kelly-Soderberg-X Acquisition

    Paille-Campbell-PBruin

     
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    Re: How Much is Krejci Worth?

    In response to asmaha's comment:


    In response to lucdufour's comment:
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    It's really hard to find comparisons to Krejci.  He has unique vision but is not necessarily a "pass first" centre. He's probably the best playmaker the Bruins have had since Adam Oates but they are very different players. He is currently one of the Top 10 playmakers in the NHL.  His closest stat line is to Backstrom and Malkin, both of whom have two of the best scorers in the league to set up.  But DK, as another poster eloquently put, is "responsible". Overall, I like his play in the D-zone.  My only concern moving ahead is how his line matches up against particular lines.  For example, his line looked particularly lost in the D-zone and outplayed against Montreal.  I'm not sure if that is because of his wingers not being as responsible or CJ not mixing it up.  


    Money wise, he deserves a notch less than Bergeron.  


    Luc Dufour was as tough as Nails.




    Good points, and I would love to see Julien try something new in camp next year. Have Krejci and Marchand paired, then let Bergeron and Lucic roll. I think it would solve a lot of "problems", if you think being the league's best regular season team is a problem. Krejci could use some speed on his wing, and Bergeron could provide better coverage to let Lucic crash a bit further down low and in front of the net. Just seems more balanced to me, but what do I know?


    Lucic-Bergeron-Smith


    Marchand-Krejci-Eriksson


    Kelly-Soderberg-X Acquisition (Setoguchi?)


    Paille-Campbell-Fraser/Florek


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    I like the line combos...Id like to see it this way.

     
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    Re: How Much is Krejci Worth?

       It would be a tough decision, but if Soderberg proves he is capable of being a #2 Center and gets signed to an extension in the 4.75M-5.5M range, I could see Krejci being traded after Christmas, and Spooner taking the #3 slot.

     
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    In response to jmwalters' comment:
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    Since we are entering the summer and the offering of absurd contracts that go with it I am wondering what people here think Krejci is worth considering he is entering the final year of his deal.

     

    So, how much to keep him?

     

    Will he be offered a contract similar to Bergeron ($6.5mill per season, 8 year, NMC)?

     

    Will it be more/less?

     

    Will he decide to test the market?

     

    Thoughts?

     

     

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    With the cap getting a significant boost over the next couple of years (At least that is the assumption) there is no way his agent will settle for $6-6.5mill. The market for a top line center will be in the $8mill range and looking at some of the cap space and need of top flight centers in the league there will be no shortage of interest among NHL teams.

    Pending a Spezza trade, teams such as ANA, St. Louis, CHI, SJ, DET will be ready to pay top dollar -- However, it would be challenging for CHI/SJ as their tight on the cap.

    David Krejci has accomplished as much as he can here in Boston. As good as he has become in terms of a 2-way center I am sure he would love to play in a more wide-open offensive style. Krejci will get $8mill for 7-8 yrs next season. It may sound absurd but he will get PAYED!

    Which creates another problem for PC. Do you think of trading DK before the season? Or see how things play out (assuming they are not traded) with Spooner / Koko and make a deal at the trade deadline?

    My guess, and gut feeling is DK is not a Bruin next year.

     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from Not-A-Shot. Show Not-A-Shot's posts

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    David Krejci has accomplished as much as he can here in Boston. As good as he has become in terms of a 2-way center I am sure he would love to play in a more wide-open offensive style. Krejci will get $8mill for 7-8 yrs next season. It may sound absurd but he will get PAYED!

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    Can you give some examples of players similar to Krejci who are making that sort of dough?

     
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    David Krejci has accomplished as much as he can here in Boston. As good as he has become in terms of a 2-way center I am sure he would love to play in a more wide-open offensive style. Krejci will get $8mill for 7-8 yrs next season. It may sound absurd but he will get PAYED!

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    Can you give some examples of players similar to Krejci who are making that sort of dough?

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    Its not about comparisons NAS. Its about the fact that he will be the best free agent at the position next year. I am not including Toews because he is going to resign in CHI and Spezza will sign an extension with his next team. He knows it, his agent knows it, and the Bruins know it. Next years market is going to inflate substantially and hes going to cash in. 

    It happens in every sport. Krejci will not be a Bruin next season.

     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from jmwalters. Show jmwalters's posts

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    Next years market is going to inflate substantially and hes going to cash in. 


    It happens in every sport. Krejci will not be a Bruin next season.




    NHL is set to unveil the new cap numbers very soon:


    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=724046&navid=nhl:topheads


    It will be very interesting to see what it will be. I suspect most GM's are waiting too which is one reason why there haven't been more deals as of yet.


     


     

     
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    In response to superj2k10's comment:

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    Next years market is going to inflate substantially and hes going to cash in. 

     

    It happens in every sport. Krejci will not be a Bruin next season.

     

     

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    NHL is set to unveil the new cap numbers very soon:

     

     

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=724046&navid=nhl:topheads" rel="nofollow">http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=724046&navid=nhl:topheads

     

    It will be very interesting to see what it will be. I suspect most GM's are waiting too which is one reason why there haven't been more deals as of yet.

     

     

     

     

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    I suspect it will go up to about $70-71mill next year, $74mill the year after. It would look bad on the NHL if its lower after a record revenue year.

     
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    In response to jmwalters' comment:
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    Since we are entering the summer and the offering of absurd contracts that go with it I am wondering what people here think Krejci is worth considering he is entering the final year of his deal.

     

    So, how much to keep him?

     

    Will he be offered a contract similar to Bergeron ($6.5mill per season, 8 year, NMC)?

     

    Will it be more/less?

     

    Will he decide to test the market?

     

    Thoughts?

     

     

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    Re: How Much is Krejci Worth?

    He has put up dominant numbers over his playoff career, and the Bruins don't have many other player that play his type of game.  I'd be fine with 7 per year given the rising cap.

     
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    I think there's Bergeron Cap now.  No forward makes more than Patrice.

     

     

    Are you not entertained?!?!

     
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    No way he deserves more then Bergy...but I think the way that PC loves centers. Lucic or Marchand would go before Krejci
    Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque, Patrice Bergeron traditions die hard in Boston

     
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    Re: How Much is Krejci Worth?

    Im fine with letting Krejci walk. He deserves what he makes now and no more. I like him but he's not worth 7 mill or more a year. As someone commented earlier, I dont think he'll be with the team next year after this coming season. 

     
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    Re: How Much is Krejci Worth?

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    Its not about comparisons NAS. Its about the fact that he will be the best free agent at the position next year. I am not including Toews because he is going to resign in CHI and Spezza will sign an extension with his next team. He knows it, his agent knows it, and the Bruins know it. Next years market is going to inflate substantially and hes going to cash in. 

    It happens in every sport. Krejci will not be a Bruin next season.

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    It is about comparing.  Unless he's the best and no one else compares, there will be someone better than him that he'll make less than, some one worse than him that he'll make more than, and someone like him that he'll make a similar amount as.

    No team breaks the bank for Krejci.  He's not a centerpiece player.  

     

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