Bruins Offseason Roster Thread

kenneycb

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The Bruins basically have next year, maybe the year after as their window. Not sure how well they match up against a younger team like Columbus.
 

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Dreger on TSN talking about Hall. Doesn't really mention any teams but says they're doing their Zoom calls their day. They have a specific criteria they're looking for from teams. Some teams can't get on the list. More interested in fit, who he is going to play with, contender status, etc. Open to anything contract wise. He did say CBJ and NSH are two teams that would be able to throw a long term, big money deal at him.
What do we think is the Bruins' hypothetical pitch here? Krecji is up in a year, and they're not breaking up the top line, so how does Boston make this appealing to Hall? I'd have to think they're pitching this as "we're gonna play you and Charlie Coyle as David's wings, and you guys are going to be a modern day version of the Lucic-Krecji-Horton line we rode to a championship in 2011"? Three years is probably the window with this core barring a series of fortuitous outcomes (one of the goalie prospects emerging as a #1 and heir to Tuukka, Studnicka rapidly developing into a good Top 6 player, etc), and Hall isn't a guy I'd want to have to try and build around in the longterm future.
 

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Sweeney obviously made the decision that Krug was not coming back not matter what.

Liked Krug, especially on the PP, but 7 years is a long contract for an undersized defenseman.
 

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Happy for Krug. Good luck to him in St, Louis.

Getting the idea the Bruins weren't interested in bringing him back
 

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I'm happy for Krug. Kid deserves it. I'm also happy it's not the Bruins on the hook for that deal. I think that money could definitely be better spent elsewhere.
 

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The next in line for underappreciated stone-cold snipers shares Mr. Ryder's number - one T. Toffoli, who also happens to be a #73 UFA.

Thrilled for Krug. Similarly happy the Bruins won't have to worry about his age 30+ years. 7 regular seasons + the extra year as an impact playoff performer for the grand total of 0 draft picks and $28.55 in cap hit is exceptional ORI.
 

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The next in line for underappreciated stone-cold snipers shares Mr. Ryder's number - one T. Toffoli, who also happens to be a #73 UFA.

Thrilled for Krug. Similarly happy the Bruins won't have to worry about his age 30+ years. 7 regular seasons + the extra year as an impact playoff performer for the grand total of 0 draft picks and $28.55 in cap hit is exceptional ORI.
Not sure what it says about me but his turnover in the third against the Hawks in that 3OT game that Shaw scored off his shin pad still mildly annoys me. Not enough to be a net negative in the slightest or even close. Just irrational fandom me getting angry at an inexperienced rookie in the playoffs.
 

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I mean given his contribution v. the Rangers and the literal goose eggs put up by guys like Jagr, Seguin, and motherfucking unmitigated piece of human shit Kaspars Daugavins in that series, it's tough for me to ride Krug too hard there
 

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I mean given his contribution v. the Rangers and the literal goose eggs put up by guys like Jagr, Seguin, and motherfucking unmitigated piece of human shit Kaspars Daugavins in that series, it's tough for me to ride Krug too hard there
Oh it’s totally irrational. Just like my memory. No way any of that should be off the top of my head.

After they closed out the Rags, Krug and Kaspers went to West End Johnnie’s in some “VIP” (quotations because it’s West End Johnnie’s) area. Saw one of my female friends from college canoodling up to Kaspers. Same weekend my buddy (Rags fan but is a defensively responsible men’s league forward so okay in my book) first hooked up with his now wife. What a weekend.
 

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Súper happy for Krug he got his ticket. Sucks it’s with StL, but whatever.

He’s an undersized, sheltered 29 year old...glad the Bs passed.
 

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Súper happy for Krug he got his ticket. Sucks it’s with StL, but whatever.

He’s an undersized, sheltered 29 year old...glad the Bs passed.
Agree. I will always have fond memories of his breakout playoff performance as a rookie in 2013. He burst onto the scene with 4 goals and 5 points in the first round series against the Rangers. His energy in that series was electric.

He has a great offensive game and is really fun to watch on the power play.

A 7 year contract is too long though and I’m glad the Bruins aren’t signing him to that deal.
 

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Agree. I will always have fond memories of his breakout playoff performance as a rookie in 2013. He burst onto the scene with 4 goals and 5 points in the first round series against the Rangers. His energy in that series was electric.

He has a great offensive game and is really fun to watch on the power play.

A 7 year contract is too long though and I’m glad the Bruins aren’t signing him to that deal.
I agree. Reminds me a bit of Pedroia. Hope Krug’s career has a better finish.
 

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I'm more sad about this than I was preparedto be, but, like others, also glad the Bruins aren't stuck withthat contract.

Hope Krug continues to play well but never sniffs a Cup with St Louis, because F that team.
 

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The salary numbers at the end add some juice to the modified NTC. Can’t imagine someone will want to shell out $6M+ for a couple years for any mid-30s Dman, let alone an undersized one.