Morning Free Association: Krejci

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While the Bruins and their fans were celebrating accomplishments by Patrice Bergeron (800 career points, 1000 games as a Bruin), David Krejci has been quietly putting together a great year. At 63 points, Krejci is having his best season since 2013-14, when he played alongside the great Jarome Iginla, and could amass 70 points for the first time since 2008-09. And he’s done this playing with an assortment of wingers this season.

What’s surprising is Krejci is the only Bruins player this season to play in every game so far. His health has been a boon for the team, especially when Patrice Bergeron was shelved with an injury. Krejci stepped up when he was needed.

Krejci spoke with ESPN this week about a bunch of things including Czech teammates and playing with all the wingers.

As for the winger carousel:

ESPN: As far as your season goes, you’ve managed to put up some of the best offensive numbers of your career while playing with an ever-changing cast of linemates, from Jake DeBrusk to Brad Marchand to Charlie Coyle. How do you handle that lack of consistency on your line?

Krejci: For me, nothing really changes much. Obviously with different players, the chemistry’s not always there, so you have to simplify your game, which I’ve had to do recently. But I just have to get ready, play my A-game and try to help my teammates out. When I play well, I make my linemates better.

On Pasta:

ESPN: One of the players you had on your line briefly this season was David Pastrnak, and I was curious about your relationship with him, as a fellow Czech.

Krejci: He’s a great friend of mine, and a great player. Obviously, speaking the same language always helps. There’s always someone you can talk to when something’s on your mind. But he also gets along with everyone else on the team. His English was good after playing two years in Sweden. Just a great kid.

On his already-fake-teeth being knocked out again and again:

ESPN: Speaking of goofy stuff, what was it like last year when your former teammate Johnny Boychuk, now with the Islanders, returned a tooth you had lost on the ice to the Bruins’ bench?

Krejci: [Laughs] I didn’t know about it until after the game. Those teeth were already fake. I couldn’t put them back in. So I had to go to the dentist for a few hours, which wasn’t fun. Johnny’s a good friend of mine, so I appreciated the gesture. But I still had to get new teeth. And then a couple of weeks later in San Jose, I got them knocked out again on what was an innocent play. I found them on the ice, the ref gave them to me and I put them right back in.

Krejci’s having a great year and hopefully has a great playoff run as well. When Krejci plays well, the team goes far.

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Hey hockey pals!

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Don’t forget to set your H2H fantasy team – I’m running away with the final wink

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Oh my god. I have been ignoring fantasy for at least two months!

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Hahaha! You defeated GH in the semis. A huge upset!

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Marchand has no mercy on Haggs for dissing Torey Krug:

I spent like 5 minutes scrolling through the replies as person after person laughed about Marchy’s dunking on Haggs.

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Been checking out Tampa’s roster…. so many ex Rangers!!! McDonagh, Callahan, Girardi, and JT Miller from the Rags 2014 SCF team… Stalman was poached two years earlier ( Rags would have won in 2014 with Stralman, in my humble opinion). Rangers are in disarray now… Tampa rising to the top!

The London Bear
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Two big trades in two (or three) years – guess we know who won them!

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The Flyers and Blackhawks are playing in Prague in October. If Gritty is going I might have to seriously consider it!

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Morning all. I thought I had something to say but I don’t remember what that is.

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He’s one of the few NHLers who uses a square toe.

Quaider4ever
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Good Morning Pals!
Krejci has been solid all season. A healthy David Krejci is big come playoff time, as we know.
Saw a bit of the Caps – Bolts last night between my games. Those are two very good teams!!

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Mmmm…..Playoff Krejci…..
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