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UsernameWasTaken 07-12-2013 04:13 PM

Blackhawks Re-Sign Marcus Kruger (2 years / 1.325 AAV)
 
Chris Kuc ‏@ChrisKuc 6m
#Blackhawks Blackhawks agree to terms with forward Marcus Kruger on a two-year contract.

https://twitter.com/ChrisKuc/status/355795073708986369

Blackhawkswincup 07-12-2013 04:16 PM

Hopefully 1.4-1.6M AAV for him ,,, Anything higher and Hawks might have to make another move

Probably end of Hawks offseason (Barring a minor trade or something)

The Good Doctor 07-12-2013 04:18 PM

More meat in this link:

http://espn.go.com/chicago/nhl/story...ago-blackhawks

Cullksinikers 07-12-2013 04:27 PM


SLarmer28* 07-12-2013 04:29 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks avoid the dreaded "offer sheet". ;)

SLarmer28* 07-12-2013 04:31 PM

Once again, the financials are not released by the Chicago Blackhawks.

ChiGuySez 07-12-2013 04:52 PM

Quote:

The Chicago Blackhawks locked in another important piece of their roster puzzle when they agreed to terms with center Marcus Kruger on a two-year contract Friday.

The restricted free agent had four goals and nine assists in 47 regular-season games and added three goals and two assists in the Hawks' 23-game run to the Stanley Cup championship. The 23-year-old Kruger also played a big role on the Hawks' penalty-killing unit, which was among the best in the NHL all season. He led team forwards and ranked second overall with an average of 2 mimutes, 30 seconds of short-handed ice time per game.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,2739891.story

Kurtosis 07-12-2013 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SLarmer28 (Post 69143339)
Once again, the financials are not released by the Chicago Blackhawks.

They're just trolling at this point.

Gootie 07-12-2013 05:24 PM

Kruger, my son tells me your company stinks!

SLarmer28* 07-12-2013 05:34 PM

http://movieclips.com/8y9Wq-austin-p...llion-dollars/

ReLyT 07-12-2013 07:18 PM

Holding my judgement until I see the numbers... But a two year deal is promising

HawkinMI 07-12-2013 07:20 PM

If it's under 2m per, I'm happy.

Kurtosis 07-12-2013 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HawkinMI (Post 69148389)
If it's under 2m per, I'm happy.

Try 1.7.

HockeySensible 07-12-2013 07:41 PM

It'll obviously be under 2M.

Going to bet something like:

2013-14: 1.5M
2014-15: 2M
Total: 3.5M (1.75M caphit)

Hariken 07-12-2013 08:27 PM

23yrs old and stuck on the fourth line for eternity in this team...is he really happy with that? i'd get my ass out of that situation asap and go to a team where i'd get a bigger role

Kurtosis 07-12-2013 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trollsylt (Post 69150315)
23yrs old and stuck on the fourth line for eternity in this team...is he really happy with that? i'd get my ass out of that situation asap and go to a team where i'd get a bigger role

Where is he getting a larger role? He is a 3rd liner at best. So he is going to leave a winning team to go play on the 3rd line for some crappy team at fractionally better pay?

HockeySensible 07-12-2013 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kurtosis (Post 69150431)
Where is he getting a larger role? He is a 3rd liner at best. So he is going to leave a winning team to go play on the 3rd line for some crappy team at fractionally better pay?

The difference between a 4th liner and 3rd liner is about 8 minutes of ES play. That's roughly 10-12 more shifts per game. Pretty big difference.

Kruger's role on this team isn't carved into stone. He won't necessarily be stuck on the 4th line next year.

Central PA Hawk Fan 07-12-2013 09:49 PM

I can still see him developing a more offensive role down the line. I don't think he's forever going to be strictly a PK/4th line type guy. I see shades of Filppula, I'm not saying he'll reach that high of offensive production, but everyone seems to think he's reached his peak in terms of offensive output. I'm not as convinced.

No Fun Shogun 07-13-2013 01:52 AM

It's only a matter of time before the Hawks just start announcing upper and lower body contracts.

JSmith81x 07-13-2013 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by HossTheBoss (Post 69150721)
The difference between a 4th liner and 3rd liner is about 8 minutes of ES play. That's roughly 10-12 more shifts per game. Pretty big difference.

Kruger's role on this team isn't carved into stone. He won't necessarily be stuck on the 4th line next year.

Maybe 8 minutes for the whole line combined, not each player. Kruger was only getting 30 seconds less per game than Stalberg was getting.

2012-13 ES Time

Saad - 14.04
Toews - 15.14
Hossa - 14.00

Sharp - 14.50
Bolland - 12.58 [Handzus - 10.17]
Kane - 17.05

Bickell - 12.30
Shaw - 12.55
Stalberg -11.52

Bollig - 7.54
Kruger - 11.22
Frolik - 9.54

Tayvaan 07-13-2013 04:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trollsylt (Post 69150315)
23yrs old and stuck on the fourth line for eternity in this team...is he really happy with that? i'd get my ass out of that situation asap and go to a team where i'd get a bigger role

Kruger does play a prominent role on the team, it is simply not an offensive one. He gets trusted with a lot of difficult minutes on the PK or in the defensive zone. It is no accident that he was on the ice with a minute left in a tied game 6 of the stanley cup finals.

vippe 07-13-2013 04:38 AM

Are you happy with how he has developed? He's not scoring a big bunch but seems to thrive on the PK.

thedarkstark 07-13-2013 05:28 AM

:handclap: I knew it was probably just a matter of time but very happy he'll be back. I still think he has a little room to improve offensively and he's a stalwart defensively. If he can improve his FO% (he was only 46% at the dot last season) by just 5-6% to be over 50% and score an extra 5-8 points a year (scored 26 his first year, and was on pace for that again last year) I'd be very very with his production given how great of a defender he is.

rick hawk 07-13-2013 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HawkinMI (Post 69148389)
If it's under 2m per, I'm happy.

If it isn't I'm mad. If I was GM it would be 1.2.

slappipappi 07-13-2013 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rick hawk (Post 69159941)
If it isn't I'm mad. If I was GM it would be 1.2.

You mean you'd try to sign him for $1.2?

You do understand that he can choose to not accept your offer?

Someone could give him an offer sheet at $1.68M and only give up a 3rd.


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