Re: Krug's Value
posted at 7/4/2014 2:53 PM EDT
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
In response to Crowls2424's comment:
In response to jmwalters' comment:
An offer sheet by another team is another risk...could force PC's hand one way or another.
Thought I read somewhere that Krug is not exposed to other teams, that his RFA status is still exclusive to the Bruins. Smith might be too. Might have something to do with the 10 games threshold for NHL games in their 1st year. Can't find it though, maybe someone can chime in with that detail?
I also may be totally making that up, so I am sure I will be corrected if I am.
Never heard of anything like that and doubt it. The whole point of the FA part of RFA is that players can negotiate with other teams to establish more of a market.
Now, I would believe that you heard or read someone who got their topics mixed up a bit and confused having arbitration rights with being able to sign with any team as an RFA. You need 4 seasons before you become eligible for arbitration.
Not to be Chicken Little here, but I think the risk of an offer to Krug is fairly high. Because the Bruins only have a small amount of space even with the Savard money, a Dan Boyle-like $4.5M offer would force some very difficult decisions. It would leave no money for a Smith signing or for two other forwards, so someone would have to be gone. It's rare that you see this much of an opportunity for another GM to be this predatory without having to go the full Weber and break the $100M mark.
This one I agree with you. He'd be a great addition to a team with the extra cap space and will become a fan favorite wherever he lands. He just got that little bit of Bobby Orr in him I haven't seen in a long time.. Yikes. I Can't imagine what my pal Not-a-Shot will say about that comment.