The Bruins have reaped plenty from a great generation of players drafted and developed within their system, and now they’re beginning to pay the amount past due. The high cost of keeping the Black and Gold nucleus together continued on Wednesday as the B’s and playmaking center/playoff stud/top line center David Krejci agreed to a six year, $43.5 million contract extension that will take the 28-year-old through the 2020-21 NHL season. It also locks up the B’s top two center tandem – a key part of their roster construction – for the next seven years as both Krejci and Patrice Bergeron are signed for the foreseeable future.
This is an extension that can have mixed reviews. Some say Krejci shouldn't be paid this much money due to his inconsistent play. Others say this is a good deal, seeing how top tier centers in the NHL are making upwards of $8-12 million a year. But is Krejci comparable to the Sidney Crosby's and Jonathan Toews' of the NHL?
As Joe Haggerty mentioned in his post, the Bruins now have our top two centers locked up through the 2020-21 season. Chiarelli doesn't like to break up chemistry and if the Bruins can keep a majority of their top 6 together they should continue to be one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
There is a lot of work to be done before the season kicks off in a little over a month.
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