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Who Is This Torey Krug Guy?

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Now let’s end the No. 4 comparisons. Krug is no Bobby Orr. Said another way, there will never be another Orr, which is both a good and bad thing in our town. They build statues for players like Orr, in large part because we don’t believe their likes ever will be seen again. If we’ve had the best, every­thing else is just the rest.

Krug, though, is a very special player. He is small, shifty, quick, and best of all, he shoots the puck a megaton. Best of all, he shoots it accurately, finding the 24-square-foot net the way a certain Foxborough quarterback finds receivers of all heights and widths. Not much pulls me out of the old press box chair anymore, but he did it Saturday with 3:48 gone in the second period with a one-timer he whistled by Henrik Lundqvist.

One shot. Game changed. Krug’s blast, on a power play, tied it at 1-1, and 36:12 later the Bruins and Rangers were lining up on the ice to shake hands. Bruins with bags packed for Pittsburgh. Rangers with bags packed for a trip back to New York, with the ice machine already powering down at Madison Square Garden.

“Unbelievable poise with the puck,’’ marveled teammate and veteran defenseman Dennis Seiden­berg. “Great skating legs. He jumps to the open areas. And he makes very nice shots . . . I mean, perfect shots.’’

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Primis's avatar

You don’t lead your CCHA team in scoring as a defenseman by accident.  Krug is a beast, and anyone who watched him play in the CCHA should know it.  MSU quite literally ran their offense through him, and spent much of this last season trying to remember how to score without him.

And he’s not an Andy Delmore type either.

Posted by Primis on 05/26/13 at 03:33 PM ET

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