Isla's brought this up a couple of times, and frankly, I get it. I mean, right now I look at what a difference he's meant to the PP - including making Julien comfortable with the idea of Chara down low where he's the leading PP goal scorer - and what he's contributed generally to the transition game, and I can't see the advantage of trading him. But I do remember Hawgood (who was short, but over 200lbs to Krug's buck seventy-five.). And more recently, I remember Hunwick and Kampfer who both looked like they might do what Krug has done but couldn't sustain it. And hey, he's a small NCAA defenseman, so I'm naturally inclined to dislike him.
Isla's premise is: Sell High. Let's take that down a slight notch. Say this isn't a career year for him, but it's average to above average. In other words, this is basically what he is for the rest of his NHL days. Is there an offer for Krug out there that would upgrade the Bruins as a whole more than losing Krug would hurt? I'm not looking for e-harmony proposals here, just a basic answer. Do you see a team willing to pay a premium for Krug who would offer something that would be enticing enough for you to make the deal? I was going to say "no picks/prospects" but if you think that's fair, let er rip.
I'd say no. For me, I don't see a deal to be made that would involve Krug and be worth it for Boston.