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Krug Making A Name For Himself In Boston

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

It's all just a little incongruous.

Torey Krug, after all, is in so many ways just a kid. A 22-year-old who has 23 NHL regular-season games under his belt.

He still talks to his dad, who coached him growing up, after every game.

And yet there are elements to Krug that make him seem impossibly mature.

He married his college sweetheart in a backyard service at his in-laws' home this past summer. He made the Bruins team out of camp this fall, his first-ever NHL training camp after signing with the team as a free agent after he completed his third year at Michigan State in the spring of 2012. And, of course, there is his play on the ice: smooth, fearless, confident, something that belies his youthfulness and relative inexperience.

Given his play in the playoffs last spring, when he stepped into an injury-depleted Bruins lineup and helped them reach the sixth game of the Stanley Cup finals, it's hard to think of Krug as anything but a savvy NHLer. And yet as the league moves into the second quarter of the season, Krug has six goals and 12 points -- more than any other Boston defenseman, including captain and former Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara.

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Primis's avatar

It’s absolutely infuriating to me that the Red Wings somehow didn’t get him or seem to even be interested.

To be honest, I don’t know how 28 other teams whiffed or didn’t try either.  Krug was outstanding in East Lansing, the heart and soul of that team his junior year.  You saw the year after just how much they missed him.  He freaking was a Hobey Baker finalist.  And still somehow… teams said “Meh, we’ll pass”.

Posted by Primis on 11/21/13 at 03:56 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

And yet there are elements to Krug that make him seem impossibly mature.

He married his college sweetheart in a backyard service at his in-laws’ home this past summer. He made the Bruins team out of camp this fall, his first-ever NHL training camp after signing with the team as a free agent after he completed his third year at Michigan State in the spring of 2012.

yeah impossibly mature, ha ha. marrying with 22 someone you know from school, very mature and smart. well at least smart of her, being married to a NHL player grin

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 11/21/13 at 04:36 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

To be honest, I don’t know how 28 other teams whiffed or didn’t try either.

His size.5’9” -180lbs. For a D-man/kid. I was/am very impressed by this kid. Watched him in the SCF and was wowed! But, The Wings powers that be, claim it’s a Man’s game. Go figure.

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/21/13 at 04:42 PM ET

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