The Boston Bruins are in a re-tool, and with the ongoing process of trying to get younger, center David Krecji is not happy about the continuous change among his linemates and the difficulty to find a linemate with chemistry.
According to interviews with local newspapers and media, Krejci was fairly indifferent to Jimmy Vesey signing, but more unhappy about losing Eriksson to another team. Krejci had this to say about the whole Vesey-situation:
“I wasn’t really disappointed with that guy … I heard he’s a good player, but he has to prove himself at the NHL level”.
The Czech international were more interested in talking about the his previous seasons and had more comments about losing another linemate, than worrying about what could have joined the team. Krejci said this about his frustration:
“I was more disappointed that we weren’t able to keep Loui.I felt like we had some good chemistry going. That was kind of a tough time to see him go. But I’ve gotten kind of used to seeing my favorite guys going away … Milan [Lucic], Nathan [Horton], Iggy … so I’m going to have to just play my game and try to find chemistry with whoever’s going to be on my line.”
The Boston Herald Bruins Insider Steve Conroy noted much of the same answers, but focused a little bit more on Krejci who’s returned from an off-season hip surgery and who his potential linemates might be. Mentioning that David Pastrnak most likely will be the right winger and Frank Vatrano or Matt Beleskey is likely to occupy the left wing.
Another CBS Boston Local -writer Matt Kalman focus more on how Boston should possibly move forward and who will or should be the pieces. Kalman also puts the young guns Vatrano & Pastrnak in the spotlight, saying the 22-year old and the 20-year old have to produce beyond their expected contribution for big parts of the season if the Bruins should have any chance at all. That’s in addition to sorting out the defense and those worries.
Then there is those who suggest the “unthinkable” of trading the 30-year old Czech center. Reasoning it with that even tho he has been with the team for 10 years and is part of the core of the team, his two latest hip surgeries should cause a bit of a worry within the management.
The suggestion is to give Krejci time to play, maybe to sometime closer to the trade deadline in the regular season to show potential teams “he’s got it”, they could possibly trade him for much needed return on the blueline. Its an interesting thought perhaps, but should there not be others further ahead in line on the trade block list?
Larry Seely with the Digital Journal suggest that the Vancouver Canucks could be a potentially landing spot, and that they could be willing to trade a defenseman (Alexander Edler) for the right guy offensively. But, then again…Edler has been linked away in trades for 4+ years, but Benning is unpredictable and could do anything.
Only time will tell, and you never know what Bruins GM DonSweeney will do.