Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Chris Kelly 4 years
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06-22-2008, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by discostu View Post
Agreed. As a player, Chris Kelly is a pretty hard player to dislike. He does all of the little things that people claim they want out of their players.

The contract is higher than one would like, but, we're talking about a $2.1M contract. The salary was never going to be much less than that. People are quibbling about a couple of hundred thousand, as if it makes or breaks the team.

He's a solid utility forward. With as much youth as we'll be breaking in our the bottom two lines in the coming year, he will be an important player to have.
This is a long term contract at about double what Kelly made last year. That's a big reward for Kelly who did not have a good year last year, and who has very limited upside. He is 28 yrs next month and his play regressed rather than improving last year.

He is a good player to have on board, but that is not a good contract for the Sens.

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