David Krejci is a very talented center, but he is not a consistent performer in the regular season. He plays very well in the playoffs and led all postseason scorers last year in goals and points.
However, Krejci hasn't elevated his game this season and has just seven points and is a minus-two thus far.
Krejci is a free agent next summer and will likely want $5 million-plus per season in a new deal. He is a good player but he isn't worth top-line center money.
Let's face it, Krejci isn't Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Toews or Anze Kopitar. He isn't a "true" top-line center.
With that said the Bruins will probably do what they can to re-sign him during the season or soon after. If his demands are too much though, I would not be surprised if they traded him or let him walk in the summer.
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Nicholas Goss is a Boston Bruins featured columnist for Bleacher Report and was the organization's on-site reporter for the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals in Boston.