Kelly will be signed!

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    Kelly will be signed!

    This guy is too important to let him hit free agency. Goals/Plus-minus/Leadership/Face-offs/etc. I'm sure PC is working a deal, advantage is his age and potential for front loaded contract. Let's say: 5yrs at 3.5 -3.0 -3.0 -3.0 -2.0
    This takes him to 36 with an early raise and keeps cap hit under $3 mil [less than Peverley!].  There is room.
     
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    I believe PC has already made an offer to all his RFAs, including Kelly. So he must not like the money or the term or both. Who knows? This would be Kelly's best chance at a lucrative contract so maybe he's waiting for July 1st to see what he gets offered elsewhere.
     
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    This guy is too important to let him hit free agency. Goals/Plus-minus/Leadership/Face-offs/etc. I'm sure PC is working a deal, advantage is his age and potential for front loaded contract. Let's say: 5yrs at 3.5 -3.0 -3.0 -3.0 -2.0 This takes him to 36 with an early raise and keeps cap hit under $3 mil [less than Peverley!].  There is room.
    Posted by number08


    The goon is making $1.1M next year.  Based on that, Kelly is a $4M player without question.
     
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    In Response to Kelly will be signed! : The goon is making $1.1M next year.  Based on that, Kelly is a $4M player without question.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot


    All "clowning" aside, I don't think you're too far off in your assessment. $4 million puts him right around centers
    David Backes (2012: 43pts +18/ 2011: 62pts +32)
    and
    David Legwand (2012: 37pts -3/2011: 41pts +13)
    who each make a COOL $4.5 million. Not making that here.. it will be a HUGE loss, love the guys game.
     
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    I hope so. Kelly is super clutch and very very valuable in big games. his game is built for playoff hockey. this guy is a serious professional and also brings good leadership to the Bruins lockeroom that dont get seen. Kelly also has a one heck of a set of wheels........he can fly!

    Having Kelly on the Bruins also helps Bergeron bigtime! you can never have to many guys like Kelly down the middle........that's what wins playoff games.
     
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    You know what, it's a chance for him to really cash in big-time. Don't blame him one bit if he wants to test the market.
     
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    3 yrs/ $10M would be a steal
     
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    In Response to Re: Kelly will be signed! : All "clowning" aside, I don't think you're too far off in your assessment. $4 million puts him right around centers David Backes (2012: 43pts +18/ 2011: 62pts +32) and David Legwand (2012: 37pts -3/2011: 41pts +13) who each make a COOL $4.5 million. Not making that here.. it will be a HUGE loss, love the guys game.
    Posted by Sportsnutty


    Kelly is an excellent player on a lot of levels and I'd hate to lose him, but comparing him to Backes is just silly.
     
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    Let's remember here that its comparing numbers that sets a contract, not comparing skill sets. For the record, I was not comparing him to Backes or Legwand skill-wise but merely illustrating what $4.0+ million will get you.
    So let's continue with comparables then.
    Derek Roy 41pts -10 @ $4.0 million a year 
    Brooks Laich 38pts -9 @ $4.5 million 
    Nik Antripov 34pts +1 @ $4.062 
    Matt Cullen 35pts -10 @ $3.5 million.
    Still think he won't sniff $4.0million?
     
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    I didn't say some team won't overpay a free agent coming off a great year and a year removed from a Cup ring, but $4m is too much for Chris Kelley and in no world should he make as much as david backes, or get $4m to center the third line.
     
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    Hopefully Segin won't mind playing the wing for a while. Center is his natural position. However he doesn't seem like he'll be a whiney little wimp like ms. kessel.

    Definitely would like to see Kelly with the Bs for the rest of his career. The 1.1m p/y Thornton is getting should be part of his contract.
     
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    Kelly is a no brainer, imo.  He has thrived in Boston.  He is clutch, versatile, never slacks off, AND can slide up to a #2 center if needed.   Guys like Kelly are rare in what they can do.  He's like a Bergey-lite.
    Posted by ipot


    He played the same way in Ottawa. 


     
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    In Response to Re: Kelly will be signed! : He played the same way in Ottawa. 
    Posted by Not-A-Shot


    so true, people dont typically appreciate a player till they are on their favourite team.  I like Kelly and hope he stays but i'm not going to stress about it.  There are plenty of players out there that could come in here and we would be saying "I had no idea how great he is, i hope we keep him forever." 

    He is good though, does absolutely everything out there.

     
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    Let's remember here that its comparing numbers that sets a contract, not comparing skill sets. For the record, I was not comparing him to Backes or Legwand skill-wise but merely illustrating what $4.0+ million will get you. So let's continue with comparables then. Derek Roy 41pts -10 @ $4.0 million a year  Brooks Laich 38pts -9 @ $4.5 million  Nik Antripov 34pts +1 @ $4.062  Matt Cullen 35pts -10 @ $3.5 million. Still think he won't sniff $4.0million?
    Posted by Sportsnutty

    I can't believe some of these players are in the 4 million club. Especially Nik Anthripov, you have to be kidding. I say do what it takes to keep Kelly, he has earned it.
     
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    In Response to Re: Kelly will be signed! : He played the same way in Ottawa. 
    Posted by Not-A-Shot


    True, at least in the games I saw him play, half of which were against the Bs.
    Same guy, slightly better stats here. previous high was 15 goals and 38 points. He is at 20 goals and 38 points currently. Maybe attributable to being in a contract year?
     
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    Kelly will be signed.....by someone else. As has been said a million times on these boards, he has priced himslelf out of boston with his career year. Some desperate team will sign him to a ridiculous contract that he will not be able to live up to, and the B's will go on their merry way with Krejci, Bergeron, and Seguin as their top three centers for next year.
     
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    No, I don't think he will be signed because the B's won't pay him what others will.
    • He has a Ring now, so that desire is satiated.
    • He's not 21, so he has to start thinking of post-hockey life, and if he is ever going to get the big money contract, it is now or never.
    • Maybe Boston is great place to live and play, but he'd prefer to be closer to home/family.
    • Maybe he wants a chance to be a #2, not a #3 center.
    • I can't see the Bruins paying $4+ for what they see as a third line center.
    It is sad, because he fits so perfectly on this team, but I would understand if he went for the big $.



     
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    No, I don't think he will be signed because the B's won't pay him what others will. He has a Ring now, so that desire is satiated. He's not 21, so he has to start thinking of post-hockey life, and if he is ever going to get the big money contract, it is now or never. Maybe Boston is great place to live and play, but he'd prefer to be closer to home/family. Maybe he wants a chance to be a #2, not a #3 center. I can't see the Bruins paying $4+ for what they see as a third line center. It is sad, because he fits so perfectly on this team, but I would understand if he went for the big $.
    Posted by perrysound


    Exactly.....
     
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    I can't see the Bruins paying $4+ for what they see as a third line center. I would understand if he went for the big $. Posted by perrysound


    Exactly
     
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    It'll be interesting to see if he gets paid like a 20 goal scorer or like a guy who's great defensively but most likely to pot 15.
     
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    Kelly will be signed.....by someone else. As has been said a million times on these boards, he has priced himslelf out of boston with his career year. Some desperate team will sign him to a ridiculous contract that he will not be able to live up to, and the B's will go on their merry way with Krejci, Bergeron, and Seguin as their top three centers for next year.
    Posted by jaywall


    Jay, didn't we all say the same about Ryder last offseason ?  It was a forgone conclusion that he wouldn't be back. The Bruins elected to go the cheap way & tried to replace him with Pouliot. We all know how that has worked out. Ryder's 3.5 million for his 34 goals so far might be one of the best bargains in the NHL this season. IMO, I just think they should at least make a legitimate effort to sign him.
     
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    Re: Kelly will be signed!

    I hope to keep him, but there is also the question of where to put him.

    Lucic Krejci Seguin
    Marchand Bergy Horton
    Caron Peverley(?) Spooner/Sauve/Pouliot/Knight

    I love Kelly.  He isnt a fourth line player, and the Bruins have a lot of top 9 forwards.  I can see us getting outbid.  I wouldnt be happy, but losing "depth" guys who take on larger roles with other teams is an unfortunate consequence of winning the cup.  Much like losing assistants who accept head coaching gigs after winning a cup.

    Again, I hope we sign him , but I can see us letting him walk due to the depth we already have.

     
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    In Response to Re: Kelly will be signed! : Jay, didn't we all say the same about Ryder last offseason ?  It was a forgone conclusion that he wouldn't be back. The Bruins elected to go the cheap way & tried to replace him with Pouliot. We all know how that has worked out. Ryder's 3.5 million for his 34 goals so far might be one of the best bargains in the NHL this season. IMO, I just think they should at least make a legitimate effort to sign him.
    Posted by jpBsSoxFan


    While he isnt Ryder, Pouliot has had a decent season relative to what we pay him.

    Agreed, Ryder is a steal.  I was hoping we'd get him back at the deadline but the Stars were playing too well.
     
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    Ryder was a steal.....for one year. Don't count on him repeating this years success.

    n Response to Re: Kelly will be signed!:
    In Response to Re: Kelly will be signed! : While he isnt Ryder, Pouliot has had a decent season relative to what we pay him. Agreed, Ryder is a steal.  I was hoping we'd get him back at the deadline but the Stars were playing too well.
    Posted by Drewski5

     
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