Nah, i love Kelly but the NTC is stupid IMO. I guess we'll give Lucic, Seguin, Marchand and Ference NTC/NMC next year as well? Pretty soon 80% of your team is going to be well paid and have no real threat of being dealt. Makes a team way too comfortable IMO. What if he goes back to his Ottawa ways of 13 goals a year tops, 15 assists or so? I know it is doubtful he will be "that bad" where we want him out of here, but what do you make of the Bruins owning 15% of all the NMC / NTC in the league?
There is another possibility. Instead of getting complacent a player might be most grateful for the NTC and play his butt off. Perhaps GM Chiarelli's willingness to work closely with the players, rather than the threat of being traded, contributes to the great team spirit in Boston.
Given the kind of character Kelly has I'd be surprised if having or not having an NTC would impact his play at all.