David Krejci: Why He Will Not Finish His NHL Career as a Boston Bruin

October 23rd, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli ought to know deep down that he will only be able to retain the vast bulk of his Stanley Cup team for so long. That includes those who are still relatively young by NHL player standards.

Assuming a 2012-13 season is saved and the salary cap system stays roughly the same, all of the holdovers from 2010-11 who are returning once more stand at least a reasonable chance of staying for an additional year or two.

But because of the expected rise of prized prospects and the pending conversion of a certain elite winger to center, applying the till-retirement-do-we-part vow to even some of the most impressive championship performers will be impractical.

David Krejci, the Bruins’ leading point-getter in the spring of 2011, is easily the most export-prone member of the core that restored the franchise’s relevance beginning in 2007-08 and peaking two seasons ago.

Granted, it will not and should not happen at any point in the immediate future and it will not be an easy parting when and if it does occur. (Although, once you have carefully read all of the tea leaves, “when” has an upp ...

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