Re: David Krejci
posted at 5/9/2013 11:56 AM EDT
In response to shuperman's comment:
In response to Drewski5's comment:
In response to ThatHockeyGuy's comment:
It's probably a good thing he doesn't perform like this in the regular season.
If he did, the Bruins wouldn't be able to afford him.
If Horton and Lucic played during the regular season like they are playing right now....His numbers from the regular season would be gawdy. He's been great for most of this season.
The line is hot but lets not go over board here. Dk is a clutch playoff guy who benefits from playing with two solid 25 goal guys. Dk if better maybe lucic horton are 40 goal guys. Works both ways. Dk is a 60 pt guy what makes you think he is anything more? There is nothing wrong with this. In a different system where they utilize top lines more and less def maybe hes a 70 possibly 80 pt guy. im happy with what he does. Still not a big fan though.
This is typical of the fans who simply do not credit Krejci, but want to quantify what he does and downgrade his importance. He isn't just a scorer, or someone who generates points. If he were playing alongside Jagr, he would be scoring and getting assists. He finds ways to get a big goal or make a play on a big goal in big games, and it doesn't seem to matter if it's working with a d-man on a rebound, or knocking in a goal after a player from another line works the puck in. Even Carlyle made the point to say he is likely the B's most skilled player. You look at Bergeron, who is a terrific all-around player with great skills, but not so much on the offensive end, not like David. Krejci was so patient on the GW goal and he used Lucic as his decoy. Maybe he isn't the best reg. season player, or maybe he underachieves in the reg. season, but he is as valuable a player as you can have on this roster. The constant trade him posts drive me batty. It's like the Cup run year didn't happen, or his run during the 3-0 choke year v. Philly when he was putting on a clinic right before his injury. Every time Krejci has the puck in the offensive zone, he is thinking a play ahead, or a pass ahead. He's cerebral and he doesn't get emotional or react like scoring a goal is the end all of life. He has more than enough times set up a Horton or a Lucic, who both are having great playoff runs (thank god). But I still believe Krejci could play with most any 2 solid wingers and produce because he's talented. You are a better player if you play on a line with David, he enhances your ability on scoring chances. I would love for him to play with Jagr just for a few shifts, I bet Jaromir would benefit and vice versa with their passing/playmaking skills. I'm not taking away from Milan or Nathan, but those 2 have gone into fogs that last so long, it's no wonder why Krejci has modest point totals in the reg. season. It's not like Krejci isn't setting them up. Nathan and Milan have stepped up with their best play of the season in the playoffs, but they are rudderless without Krejci in the middle.