Felger: Is extending Krejci a good move for Bruins?

Felger: Is extending Krejci a good move for Bruins?
September 4, 2014, 7:00 am
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Michael Felger's not sure that making David Krejci the highest-paid Bruin is such a good idea.

Looks like David Krejci will be wearing Black and Gold for a few more years.

The Bruins signed the center to a six-year, $43.5 million contract extension on Wednesday.

Michael Felger joined Arbella Early Edition to discuss the deal.

"I love David Krejci, but I wouldn't say he's the best and most valuable player on the team," said Felger. "He is now the highest-paid player on the team. When that new deal kicks in starting in 2015-16 he'll average $7.25 [million] per year. That's more than Tuukka Rask. That's more than Zdeno Chara. That's a good deal more than Patrice Bergeron. I don't think he's more valuable than any of those guys right now."

With the Bruins currently in trouble with the salary cap, is this deal a wise move?

"I want them to have flexibility," explained Felger. "I think Peter Chiarelli gets too wedded to his players sometimes. And they don't have the flexibility that the other good teams have.

"If they wanted to change the DNA of this team, are they able to do it? What if they get blown out by Montreal again in the first or second round of the playoffs? Don't you want them to change the team up? And do contracts like this make it harder to do? I think it does."