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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>bhavikp27</b></div><div>You don't watch him play, that's why. Since coming to Boston, he's been the perfect fit for our 3C spot. Can shoot the puck (and literally the only one that can do it in shootout on this team), set up his teammates, reliable defensively, play in any situation. Puck-protection monster. Only thing is that he doesn't have as much points as he should. Okay, maybe on this kind of deal, he should have at $4,75M or around that but if he keeps playing the way he is, that's a good deal for both sides. Especially, since the cap will go up in the upcoming years and guys like Kevin Hayes make $7,14M... And when Krejci will be gone, he will be 2C so
Watch him play couple of games before</div></div>
Well, you pretty much just explained that he is a third liner that is paid too much.
My point is that he shouldn't be the team's next 2nd line center. He is best as a third liner with a more defensive role. I see him more as a 4.5M - 4.75M (as you said) guy, 750K isn't drastic per-se, but given the length of 6 years... yikes.