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Bruins Make One Final Pitch to Krug Before Inevitable Trade

Before trading Torey Krug, it appears the organization is making one final effort to sign the defenseman to a multi-million deal.

With tons of talk that the Boston Bruins are getting calls from interested parties about defenseman Torey Krug, it appears the organization is making one final effort to sign Krug to a deal before moving him.

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According to Frank Seravalli of TSN, he was able to confirm the earlier reports by Rear Admiral of Barstool Sports that the Bruins might be ready to trade Krug. But, apparently they’ll do so only if he leaves their last contract offer on the table.

Seravalli writes, “Sounds like there has indeed been significant interest in teams trading for Torey Krug’s rights. My belief is last offer from #NHLBruins to Krug’s camp was 6 years x $6.5 million.”

While some would argue this is a fair offer, it’s probably not going to be enough to keep Krug who will be looking north of $6.5 million and maybe as much as $8 million per seasons. He has said this is his one real shot to capitalize on free agency.

It sounds like a lot of money (and it is), but for Krug, the Bruins offer represents only a $1.25 million per year raise from his current salary. But, in reality, it’s probably as much as the Bruins can afford. With only $14.5 million in available cap space this summer and with the need to find deals for restricted free agents Jake DeBrusk and Matt Grzelcyk, the Bruins can’t break the bank for Krug.

Krug Will Get Paid

The 29-year-old d-man has been the league’s sixth-highest scoring defender since the start of the 2016 season. He’s got 212 points in 282 games during that time, and behing Alex Pietrangelo, is the second-most sought after defenseman on the open market.

If four teams are already in on trading for his rights, it’s safe to assume any of those four teams are willing to pay a higher price than the Bruins are offering.

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