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11-03-2013, 07:29 PM
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Torey Krug's Potential

Hey guys, I was just wondering what people think the Bruins rookie defenseman Torey Krug's potential/ceiling is? I'm sure everyone knows about his ridiculous tear he went on against King Henrik last playoffs, but he has not missed a beat this year.

Claude Julien must trust him A LOT because Krug is out there whenever we pull Rask and was even out on the ice during the final minute of Game 6 against Chicago with Rask pulled. The kid's shot is a dart that never misses the net. He runs the Bruins offense from the backend with his exceptional speed, passing, instincts and is an excellent PPQB.

Just wondering what some people think Krug's potential/ceiling is...Top 2 dman? Top 4 dman? Capable of 50-60pts? Possibly more? Maybe a Rafalski-lite?

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11-03-2013, 07:38 PM
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I think his size limits the defenseman he can become. I'd say he's a safe bet for a 2nd pairing PP oriented guy capable of 40-50 points a season. I wouldn't really trust him playing against any forwards with considerable size and skill, someone like Rick Nash would skate right through the kid on the way to the net.

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Top 2.

Matthew Schneider-like.

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Ceiling = Rafalski
Floor = M-A Bergeron

He's going to be like Mathieu Schneider I think. Cracking the top-4 every year or so. His size will be an issue for the defensive play though.

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11-03-2013, 07:54 PM
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I am so glad I picked him up in my hockey pool.

I'm a Habs fan and am not afraid to say he could become one of the top PP Qb's in the league. I Watched a lot of B's games this year and he's easily been the player I've been most impressed with. His puck skills, skating and offensive instincts are off the charts and his shot is really accurate and powerful for his size.

He will need to get stronger in order to become better in his own zone but I would not call him a liability either. Due to his size he will also need to prove he can stay healthy for a full season in the NHL

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Boston stifles offence. Seguin, Kessel, Thornton, etc. Only a matter of time before all the offensive stars start demanding to be traded.

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Boston stifles offence. Seguin, Kessel, Thornton, etc. Only a matter of time before all the offensive stars start demanding to be traded.
The sad part is that you might actually believe this.

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From what I have seen from Krug this year, I think he has great potential. As stated before his size will be the biggest downfall for him defensively, but then again he has be paired with McQuaid, Boychuck, Chara and Seidenberg...all pretty big boys and defensively capable players.

CJ has allowed Krug to really be more offensively minded and so far it hasn't hurt the Bruin's at all. Actually CJ has allowed all three young D-men to be more aggressive on offense. I've seen Hamilton and Bartkowski pinch down more this season than any other year...I love it.

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If the playoffs against the Rangers last year were any indication then he will be a better version of a mix of Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Gordy Howe, and Dominik Hasek.

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If the playoffs against the Rangers last year were any indication then he will be a better version of mix of Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Gordy Howe, and Dominik Hasek.
To be more accurate, his 2 good games. Which was enough for the media to over hype him like crazy.

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If the playoffs against the Rangers last year were any indication then he will be a better version of a mix of Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Gordy Howe, and Dominik Hasek.

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Serious, especially about the Hasek part.

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he sure has great potential, but there has been plenty of these young guys who seem like sky is the limit for them after season or less and when the dust settles they look like dissapoitments cause they didn't live up for the hype. that being said i don't see him being top2 defenceman, but 2nd/3rd pairing PP specialist who racks up nice points year in and year out, but is in big trouble in his own end.

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Bobby Orr duh

He'll be great PP specialist.

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he sure has great potential, but there has been plenty of these young guys who seem like sky is the limit for them after season or less and when the dust settles they look like dissapoitments cause they didn't live up for the hype. that being said i don't see him being top2 defenceman, but 2nd/3rd pairing PP specialist who racks up nice points year in and year out, but is in big trouble in his own end.
Why do you say that? Aside from being outmuscled he is pretty sound in his own end.

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If the playoffs against the Rangers last year were any indication then he will be a better version of a mix of Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Gordy Howe, and Dominik Hasek.
Don't undercut him, that is his floor. Ceiling is more of a Zeus/Poseidon hybrid with more offensive, defensive, and political power.

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Rafalski type player is his ceiling. His height will always hold him back from being great in his own end, but if I'm down a goal he'd be the first D out if I was Boston.

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Don't undercut him, that is his floor. Ceiling is more of a Zeus/Poseidon hybrid with more offensive, defensive, and political power.
With a little bit of Moses and Jesus sprinkled in.

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With a little bit of Moses and Jesus sprinkled in.
Don't forget Ghandi

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Don't forget Ghandi
Now don't get crazy, don't want to overhype him too much.

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An Enstrom type. Alternatively, a Bozak type.

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Don't forget Ghandi
We already know he writes plays like Shakespeare so definitely a side of him.

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