April 09 2014 07:06PM
Johnny Boychuk is pure Edmonton, even down to the name. A rough and tumble defender with a big time shot, Boychuk is a Stanley Cup champion in Boston and one of the trusted blueliners for the Bruins. Boychuk is 30-years old, in mid-career and on top of the world. He's also an attractive option for the Edmonton Oilers. Could they get him? Would he play here?
EXTRA SKATER PLAYER CARD
This is a nice player, 30 years old and a veteran. Healthy, decent offense, plays 20+ minutes and is part of a strong possession team. Should he arrive in Edmonton he'd probably lose a couple of percentage points from that Corsi For 5x5 % number, but it's still impressive.
Boychuk's scouting report (and this is why I chose him) is a very similar one to what many feel Jeff Petry is all about, save for two things. "Loves to initiate contact" and "Owns a heavy point shot."
Johnny Boychuk makes $3.366,667M annually, and is a free agent next season (2015 summer). He has a NTC but that runs out in May according to capgeek.
QUESTION FOR THE GROUP!
Let's not worry over the question of Boychuk's availability. Let's assume that he wants $5M on his next contract and the Bruins decide to deal him this summer instead of next in order to max value. What would you consider fair price?
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
Let's start with Jeff Petry as the asking price. What, aside from Petry, is fair value for Johnny Boychuk?