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06-12-2012, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyThoughts View Post
Pretty expensive for a bottom 6er. Not only did Kelly get a nice payday but he also got some pretty good term that will take him to 35. He's a great defensive player but he's only hit 20G once (last season) and gambling on a career 14G-31pt with a 3M cap hit is pretty risky.

I have no doubt he will continue to be a good player for the Bruins, but I'm not sure he'll quite live up to a 3M cap hit which are generally reserved for players with more offensive prowess.
He got the same deal as your boy Joel Ward and Kelly has much more better stats during his career. For a 3rd liner he has 5+ 30pts seasons

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