For the Detroit Red Wings, it has (technically) been the offseason for quite some time now and there has been quite a bit of speculation that Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug could be a player GM Steve Yzerman has his eye on signing following the conclusion of the season.
Krug, who is a native of Livonia, MI, is 29 years old and is coming off a regular-season where he scored nine goals and dished out 40 assists in 61 games. He is a solid defenseman who would look great in a Red Wings sweater if a deal could be reached.
But a recent comment by Krug may be enough to scare Yzerman and the Red Wings away (if they were ever interested in the first place).
Krug was recently asked about taking a one-year deal and he made it clear that he is looking for a long-term contract.
“I’m very opposed to that. I’ve bet on myself and I’ve taken shorter-term deals and less amount of money my whole career now, so this is my time in terms of my value at its peak,” he said.
Krug on taking a one-year deal: “I’m very opposed to that. I’ve bet on myself and I’ve taken shorter-term deals and less amount of money my whole career now, so this is my time in terms of my value at its peak.”
— matt porter (@mattyports) September 3, 2020
Krug is still playing at a high-level but would signing him to a long-term deal be the right move for Yzerman to make for a team that is still rebuilding? As much as I would love to see Krug come home, his demands may be too much.