Player Discussion Torey Krug V

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  1. Tbaybruin

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    Well let’s just say we disagree. When his own team mates say how great his shot is I take there word on it.
     
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    Craig Custance of The Athletic has a very interesting article on the current RFA situation in the NHL including Torey Krug's upcoming situation.

    NHL players, young and old, watching the RFA standoff: 'I...

    When Krug broke into the league, young players, especially those without leverage, had to wait their turn to get paid. That’s not to say it was right or wrong, it just was. When he was coming out of his entry-level deal after the 2013-14 season, Krug had a 40-point season on his resume. It didn’t matter. He got what was left under the Bruins cap – $1.4 million on a one-year deal, to be exact.

    “Completely squeezed,” Krug said. “Missed two weeks of camp just for that.”
    He operated in a system where he had to wait his turn. Station to station. His next deal was another one-year contract, with the money creeping up to $3.4 million. Then came his most recent contract, a four-year contract worth $5.25 million that takes him to unrestricted free agency after this season. That’s the good news. The bad news? UFAs are out. Paying the young players is in. And now, Krug has no idea what his future looks like.

    “Now I’m about to finally get to UFA and it’s like, ‘We want to give all the money to the young guys who have the two years (of service),” Krug said. “So, I don’t know. I’m torn. I get it.”
     
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    I think Torey will do just fine for himself in free agency.

    It’ll come down to supply and demand.

    He’s got a unique enough set of skills that someone will identify a need within their organization and pony up for him.
     
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    It is looking like for Krug that he’s either going to have to chose from getting paid by a non contender or taking a discount to play for a contender. There are certainly some decent teams with cap space next year, but many of them have a fair share of roster spots to fill.
     
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    I have no doubt in my mind someone would pay 8M for 5 years at least as a UFA if he ever gets there.
     
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    Most likely places where no one wants to play,I'd give him 5 years in the mid 6 range,front load the bonuses like crazy
    If he's not signed by the deadline you have move him,too valuable an asset to let walk free
     
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    Ok...maybe high six's, no trade no move,front load like crazy
     
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    I mean spurgeon has more even strength points than krug last year. He gets about 2/3 the amount of power play minutes as krug per game and Spurgeon is one of their top penalty killers. Krug is the better powerplay specialist but Spurgeon is the better overall defender.

    Also Spurgeon has 53.5% offensive zone starts compared to 66.6% offensive zone starts.
     
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    I know they don't speak for management but Habs fans are drooling at the thought of Krug hitting UFA. Krug could really help a team like the Habs . I could see them over pay or give more term to a guy like Krug. They have Price and Weber who make up an important part of their core, however, the clock is ticking here. With a little fan pressure I could see this happening. That's just one off the top of my head , there must be others.
     
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    $6.75m per is the very max I would offer krug. Though one thing that intrigues me that I have been seeing is the probability of the cap substantially going up due to sports betting in the next few years. If that is true signing krug to $7m might not be as bad if the cap is going to jump to nearly $100m half way or towards the end of his deal.
     
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  12. Jean_Jacket41

    Jean_Jacket41 Neely = HOF

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    Extend the Hobbit.

    44M/6y
     
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    I like Krug but I like the idea of not spending a ton on the blueline. If you can get rid of Backes and not sign Krug thats a lot of money to load up at forward. Make a run at Taylor Hall or something.

    Urho-Mac
    Gryz-Carlo
    Lauzen-Clifton

    That costs you around 15 per year total.

    If we give Krug 6+ years my guess is hes great for the first 3-4 years but becomes a huge liability at the end.
     
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    That's not the home town discount I was looking for
     
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    Other issue with a Krug extension is there is no way he agrees to anything that exposes him to the Seattle expansion draft.


    Wonder if that and lockout protection are holding up the McAvoy/Carlo talks.
     
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    Soon, we’ll have to accept that Bergy, Marchand and Pasta are vastly underpaid and that if the Bruins want to sign other elite talent, they will eventually have to start to give 2019 money contracts.

    Otherwise, no more elite talent will sign here.
     
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    That will be determined once the new CBA is signed,till then I'm going mid to high 6 for him
     
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    Bruins are so very lucky Pastrnak was a free agent when he was. What a steal that entire line is.
     
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    Who cares about zone starts? It's never been an important stat.
     
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    It’s important when comparing players Corsi and fenwick percentages as well as comparing offensive opportunities players get compared to others.
     
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    That's not a home town discount at all.
     
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    What? :huh:
     
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    Wings are giving him Mike Greens money if he reaches UFA guys are taking less money to not play in Canada see Gardiner.

    I’d happily ‘overpay’ Krug if it’s 5 or less years.
     
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    I have never considered it to be a viable stat.
     
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    Starting in your own zone increases the odds of getting scored on and lowers your chances of scoring, starting in the other teams zone increases your chances of scoring and decreases your chances of getting scored against. Especially if those offensive zone starts are on the pp. How is that not a viable stat?
     

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