Tops on the list for the Bruins this off-season in regards to free agency is the decision to be made with top line right winger Jarome Iginla. Of all the "tweaking" that needs to happen this summer for the Black and Gold, squaring away a deal for (or moving on from) Iginla is the top-priority for Boston in the weeks to come.
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The first line was Boston's most dominate and productive line for them in the regular season, but in the playoffs, it was an entirely different story.
The line as a whole saw a hideous drop-off from their production in the regular year, as Krejci didn't score a single goal while only recording four assists. Lucic recorded seven points (four goals , three assists), and even though Iginla led the B's in scoring with five goals, he too only finished with seven points. Of the many reasons why the Bruins fell to Montreal, a lack of production from the KIL line was arguably the most damning.
When Iginla signed with Boston last summer, he signed a one-year, $1.8 million deal laced with another $4.2 million in incentives by way of goal-scoring/total appearances that could see the final total rise to as much as $6 million in total. Well now that the season's over, Iginla's final cap hit was $5.5 million, as he missed out on $500,000 as a result of the Bruins