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Report- KHL Team Makes An Offer For The Services Of Tory Krug

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

A source with knowledge of Krug’s negotiations told CSNNE.com that there’s been a sizeable offer made for the defenseman’s services by an unidentified KHL team. The offer, according to the source, included a good chunk of money up front as a signing bonus.

When contacted by CSNNE.com, Krug’s agent, Lewis Gross, wouldn’t confirm, or deny, that the KHL offer existed, and instead offered an apologetic “no comment.”

The KHL offer is certainly plausible given Krug’s high profile after finishing fourth in Calder Trophy voting, and could be part of the KHL’s ongoing determination to cherry pick disgruntled NHL players for the Russian Hockey League. It also wouldn’t be unprecedented this summer as former B’s forward Vladimir Sobotka bolted St. Louis for the KHL after becoming unhappy when the Blues offered him arbitration rather than a big money multi-year deal.

It’s highly, highly unlikely Krug would eschew both the NHL and the Bruins to hop in bed with a volatile KHL outfit that hasn’t always turned out to be the greatest fit for American-born hockey players. Krug doesn't really fit the profile of NHL players that bolt for Russia.

It may be, however, the one very long shot option for Krug if negotiations don’t turn out well between his camp and the current B’s front office that has always treated their players fairly in the past when given the chance.

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Can’t say I’m surprised. I know there was an article linked on here that because he and Riley Smith were both undrafted free agents out of college, they have the worst protection under the CBA. If I’m remembering correctly, they can both basically be forced to sign league minimum contracts and there’s nothing they can do about it other than decide not to play or to play elsewhere. If I were them, I would go play in Europe for a couple years and tell Boston to bite it for the way they’re going to be treated.

Posted by teldar on 08/11/14 at 09:49 PM ET

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Krug is one guy I wish DET could get.  Krug paired with DeKeyser…

But there’s no way to then move out a Kindl, Lashoff, or Smith for him because BOS doesn’t have the room.

Posted by Primis on 08/12/14 at 10:14 AM ET

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