Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bruins get Krecji for 3 more years

Boston.com is breaking the news that the Bruins have extended third-year center David Krejci to a 3-year contract, with a cap hit of $3.75m per year.

Krejci will get a chance to defend his Seventh Player trophy.

This resolves the first half of the Bruins' biggest offseason question -- how to squeeze both Krecji and winger Phil Kessel under the cap without doing damage to the rest of the roster.

Considering Krecji is, in GM Peter Chiarelli's words, "at very least a number-two center", this deal could hardly have worked out any better for the Bruins. By comparison, Patrice Bergeron carries a $4.75m cap hit with similar expectations. The only issue to be resolved is whether David's offseason hip surgery will have a long term impact on his game. Otherwise, the team just locked up a very solid contributor at a very reasonable price.

By the way... happy 200th blog entry!

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