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from DJ Bean of WEEI,
According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Bruins have had “casual discussions” with David Krejci‘s camp about a contract extension for the first-line center. Krejci, 28, is entering the final year of a three-year, $15.75 million contract and is set to be an unrestricted free agent after the coming season.
The source said there is an expectation that talks will accelerate in the near future. Historically, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has tried to get deals with his franchise players done before they enter their contract years. Chiarelli did it prior to the 2010-11 season, when he locked up free-agents-to-be Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron, and last summer, when he signed Bergeron to an eight-year extension.
from Eric Wilbur of Boston.com,
As much as Bruins fans don’t want to acknowledge it, trading Krejci this summer would solve a lot of the Bruins’ headaches going forward, but in no way does that mean it's the logical avenue. If it were though, Chiarelli could more easily sign Soderberg and Boychuk to long-term deals, as well as give the likes of Reilly Smith, Torey Krug (restricted free agents), and Dougie Hamilton (RFA next summer) the paydays they’re due.
In 2013-14, Krejci had his strongest regular-season campaign since the 2008-09 season, scoring 19 goals to go with his team-leading 50 assists. But he uncharacteristically disappeared in the playoffs, tallying only four assists as the Bruins lost in the second round to the Montreal Canadiens, despite heading into the second season with a big, shiny President’s Trophy.
Nobody is clamoring to ship Krejci out based on his poor postseason, and there is certainly a general knowledge that the center is the straw that stirs the Bruins' drink. But if Chiarelli and the Bruins want to remain steadfast in their philosophy of maintaining depth across the roster, don't be surprised if it's something they might explore, if they haven't already.
Krejci scored with less than a second to go in regulation to give the San Jose Sharks their first loss in regulation tonight.
Boston wins 4-3 and now up 3-1 in the series over Toronto.
...We want to play, we're the ones who are doing the show in the NHL, but Bettman thinks it makes him. It is unfortunate that the NHL have such a guy. It's a shame for the entire hockey world. Treats us like animals....
David Krejci takes a pane of glass right on the head.
added 12:52pm, Krejci was not at the Boston practice this morning,
no word on his status at this time.
reports are he has a sore neck but other than that he is good to go.
Will the NHL review this hit from P.K. Subban on David Krejci? The only other penalty was Andrew Ferance received two minors for roughing.
Sidney Crosby is once again experiencing post-concussion symptoms, and he’s placing at least some of the blame on Bruins center David Krejci. Crosby says Krejci hit him with an elbow in their game two weeks ago.
Michael Felger says that’s poppycock.
“[Crosby] is once again showing himself to be whiner in this,” Felger says. “He’s blaming David Krejci for a play that happened in a game against the Bruins two weeks ago.
Now you can watch the video in which Felger says there was no elbow. But why do a video and not show the play he is talking about. Instead, he says you can go online to watch it.
Let’s watch that “online” video below and I see a toss of the left elbow, not major, but it is an elbow.
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed center David Krejci (pronounced to a three-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
The 25-year-old Krejci was drafted by the Bruins in the 2nd round (63rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He has skated in 318 career NHL games – all with Boston – and has registered 62 goals and 165 assists for 227 points. Krejci has tied for the Bruins team lead in points in each of the last two seasons, tallying 52 points in 2009-10 and 62 points in 2010-11. He set career highs in goals, assists, points, games played and plus/minus during the 2008-09 season after tallying 22-51=73 totals in 82 games with a +37 rating.
From Lyle Richardson at The Hockey News:
How much the Bruins are offering and how much Marchand wants is speculation at this point. Nobody on either side will get into specifics publicly, but Marchand, by all recent accounts, wants to remain a Bruin.
While Marchand had an impressive NHL debut last season (21 goals and 41 points in the regular season, 11 goals and 19 points in 25 playoff games), he hasn’t been in the league long enough to justify $4 million per season.
If that is indeed what he’s seeking, he’s not going to get it from the Bruins, which sets the stage for a possible holdout and further trade speculation.
While talks with Marchand drag on, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reported the Bruins are believed to have quietly opened contract talks with center David Krejci, who’s in the final year of a contract with a cap hit of $3.75 million.
Update 2:29pm ET: Marchand’s agent Wade Arnott tells ESPN that he anticipates a deal will be done today.
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
• The Bruins and David Krejci have initiated talks regarding a contract extension. If recent history is a benchmark, he should be signing a new deal before the start of the season. Last fall, the Bruins locked up Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron during camp.
Krejci, 25, is entering the final season of a three-year, $11.25 million contract. Now that Marc Savard’s career is most likely over, Krejci should be the club’s No. 1 center for at least the next five years….
• The chorus among NHLers, especially of the dangling variety, has been for lighter sticks. The manufacturers listened, and today’s one-piece graphite models are the lightest they’ve been, resulting in heavy, whiplike snap shots. But virtually every player has learned the hard way that those sticks snap at the worst times. It’s commonplace to see a player throw away shards of his stick just as the opponent starts an odd-man rush. It’s also a regular occurrence to see the faces of general managers go white when their equipment managers submit the stick bills. But several stick manufacturers are beginning to hear from sheepish players who admit their pieces are too light. If that’s the case and builders return to stiffer sticks, the shoot-and-shatter days may have seen their peak.
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Boston heads home with a 2-0 lead over the Flyers.
via Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com,
The Bruins have diagnosed David Krejci with a concussion resulting from his collision with St. Louis Blues center T.J. Oshie less than a minute into overtime in Saturday night’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Blues.
The 24-year-old playmaker will be out at least a week with the concussion, and will be evaluated by team doctors before returning to the B’s lineup.
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,
David Krejci, three floors above the North Station rail tracks, left the action early in overtime last night when he suffered a head-on collision with the No. 74 commuter train known as the TJ Oshie Express.
Oshie, the hard-charging St. Louis center in the No. 74 sweater, hammered head on with Krejci along the boards in front of the visitor’s penalty box at the Garden. The stunned Krejci, who suffered a season-ending wrist injury in last season’s playoffs, was first rocked by Oshie’s shoulder to his head. Krejci then slammed his head against the top of the boards, and it looked as if the point of contact was near his left temple.
continued and watch the video of the hit below…
via James Murphy of NESN,
Reports coming out of Philadelphia claimed that Krejci had a broken wrist and was done for the season. Obviously, that’s hard news to take, but this Bruins team just seems to chew it up and spit it out.
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
The Bruins locked up their version of Jason Spezza (Krejci is more competitive and well-rounded) for less than half the Ottawa playmaker’s $7 million annual payday.
Even if Larry Kelly, Krejci’s agent, believed he could have done better, his client made it known that $3.75 million per season will do quite well, thank you very much.
“Larry thinks I could get a little more,’’ said Krejci, who was rehabbing at Ristuccia Arena yesterday following hip surgery June 4. “But this is good money for me. I never even dreamed about this much money. I think it was a good deal for me, even if I could get a little more. I’m very happy with the money I got.’’
from Joe Haggerty of WEEI,
Take a guess at the Bruins’ record this season when Krejci — fourth on the Bruins with 22 tallies — has potted himself a goal. In fact, the Bruins haven’t lost a game in regulation this season when young Krejci lights the magic red lamp — they’re an incredible 19-0-1 in 20 games this season Krejci has scored. The Black and Gold are a similarly dominant 27-2-5 in 34 games anytime the center has registered a point this season.
That tells you that the Bruins are pretty close to unbeatable when Krejci’s offensive line is clicking and throwing points up on the scoreboard, whether the slick center is picking a top corner of the net or dishing off a perfectly-placed tape-to-tape pass to a teammate for a Grade A scoring chance.