Re: David Krejci contract?
posted at 6/8/2011 1:34 PM EDT
In Response to Re: David Krejci contract?
[QUOTE]"Will he sign a cap friendly contract like the leaders of this team have done, Chara and Bergeron?" Scooter, I say this ends up being like the Bobby Ryan situation no matter what Krejci and his agent wants Chiarelli has control with the RFA in play. My take is David will demand just a 3 year but PC won't demand a 5 year like Murray did with Ryan last summer. Krejci will want that big payday at the end of his next contract like Bergeron wants at the end of his current extension he signed in the fall.
Posted by SanDogBrewin[/QUOTE]
PC's M.O. has been to avoid confrontation even at the cost of paying more than what is deserved. That might be because of the reputation of the Bruins/Jacobs/Sinden/O'Connell he has to tried to overcome, but it also might be for the sake of harmony.
When DK signed his first extension, he said something like, "I couldn't have imagined making this much money in my life, so I didn't need to get every penny I could have," and, unless his life-view changes, I expect to see the same attitude in the next negotiation.
My bet...$5 million per season cap hit for whatever number of years DK and PC want. There won't be any issue in this negotiation. Heck, the team could be starting their season in central Europe and this deal would get done.
And, as an aside, I like the idea of having a lot of "top players" at the 4-5 million range (Bergy, Krejci, Lucic, Horton, Ryder (I know), Wideman (I know, I know, I know), Savard, Timmy, Seidenberg) and then having enough money to pay for solid depth instead of having two, maybe three, $8 million stars (Chara is our only one, and his cap hit is in the 6's next year) that prevent you from getting those depth players.