There is no question in my mind the Senators should bring back Filip Kuba next season. Not at the $3.7 million, he’s making this year.
Not a chance. But he should be brought back if he is willing to take a large haircut and is affordable. Don’t agree with me. Listen to coach Paul MacLean singing his praises after practice Tuesday.
MacLean said Kuba has had a strong bounceback season.
“Filip has been outstanding for us,” said MacLean. “Without the play of Filip Kuba, I don’t think Erik Karlsson develops into the type of player that he is. He’s a partner for Erik that gives him a bit of a safety net and a real dependable guy that he knows will help him out. (Kuba) takes care of things if Erik’s not around. My feeling coming here was he was going to be a good player for me. He’s done nothing to disappoint me at this point.”
We’ll see how Kuba does in the playoffs but it sure sounds like he’ll get consideration for a return.