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11-07-2013, 11:21 PM
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actually he reminds me of a Kanye West mixed with a rolls royce, but with the hands and speed of an uncomfortable masseuse.

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11-07-2013, 11:26 PM
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11-08-2013, 12:04 AM
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I don't think he will be a great defensive defenseman, but I think he could definitely see a lot of PP time and provide the much needed speed in transition that the Bruins have kind of been lacking lately (and especially now after trading Seguin + Peverly). For the reason that he isn;t super defensive, I can imagine his TOI would limit his potential. He's 5th in TOI for defensemen on the team, but when he;s on the ice he's a threat that the other teams now have to account for. I don't think he gets national recognition, nor do I think he becomes one of the top guys in the league, but he could find himself some good PP time and end up with 10+ goals and 25-30 assists I think

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11-08-2013, 12:25 AM
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Guy's got a helluva shot that's for sure.

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11-08-2013, 01:08 AM
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Way too premature, but if he keeps up this play and keeps racking up points, he should get Calder consideration

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11-08-2013, 07:16 AM
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Floor is subban ceiling is karlsson.

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11-08-2013, 07:33 AM
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Floor is subban ceiling is karlsson.
Well neither of those two are far off from eachother so looks like great things for Krug

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he could find himself some good PP time and end up with 10+ goals and 25-30 assists I think
He already has 6 goals, it's not a stretch to say he'll get at least 15 this season

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11-08-2013, 09:19 AM
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A bit of sarcasm? I don't think he has the size to ever be effective enough on the D end to be considered a #1. I could see him being a 50 pt guy (hopes anyway) that pairs on a top pair with a defensive rock real number 1 (like Chara) but I'm hoping he'll be a great #3 playing with a Seidenberg type player and run the PP. I like my top pair to be bigger defensive guys with some offensive flair rather then vice versa.

My dream pairings next year:

Chara - Hamilton
Seidenberg - Krug
Bartkowski/Morrow - McQuaid

I know I'm leaving Boychuk out but he's not a bottom pairing guy (and will make too much to ever be that on a deep team) plus they just resigned Seidenberg so he's kind of the odd man out. Possible trade bait in the offseason? He's signed @ 3.36 through next year (so an offseason trade would only have 1 full year).

Stay at home + offensive.

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11-08-2013, 10:04 AM
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Way too premature, but if he keeps up this play and keeps racking up points, he should get Calder consideration
Nobody is even talking about him as a nominee right now (at least on HF). Seems a bit crazy to me.

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11-08-2013, 10:12 AM
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Way too premature, but if he keeps up this play and keeps racking up points, he should get Calder consideration
Personally I think this rookie class is superb and it's going to be tough for him to get any consideration-rookie d-man focus is all on Jones (who likely has a higher ceiling but is sheltered with Weber).

Krug's minutes aren't all that sheltered (he doesn't match against other team's best but his partner is a third pairing defensive d-man who is at his ceiling).

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11-08-2013, 10:22 AM
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Nobody is even talking about him as a nominee right now (at least on HF). Seems a bit crazy to me.
- Not a sexy enough name
- Doesn't play for a Canadian team so people aren't making thread after thread
- As of recently older rookies like Krug are not given the fanfare as a highdraft young pick

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11-08-2013, 03:08 PM
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Any chance he gets looked at by Team USA for Sochi? 2010's defensive core consisted of Jack Johnson, Erik Johnson, Tim Gleason, Brooks Orpik, Brian Rafalski, Ryan Suter, Ryan Whitney. I was thinking with the larger ice surface along with his quickness and speed and shot he might get at a least a look..?

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11-08-2013, 03:43 PM
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-He's plays the easiest minutes on anyone from the Bruins defence.
-His offensive zone start % is 62.1, which is 1st on Bruins defence.(2nd highest is Hamilton at 50%)
-His on-ice SH% 5v5 is 8%, 3 other Bruin defenders have higher.
-His on-ice SH% 5v4 is 12.82%, 2nd from his defenders(Chara has 15.28%)
-He plays the 2nd most PP minutes from his defence (Chara plays 7 seconds more)
-He doesn't play on the PK.
-He is being sheltered by Julien, as soon as he starts seeing tougher competition, his points production should see a huge decline.

Potential: Puck moving, power play specialist, #4 offensive-dman.

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11-08-2013, 03:51 PM
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-He's plays the easiest minutes on anyone from the Bruins defence.
-His offensive zone start % is 62.1, which is 1st on Bruins defence.(2nd highest is Hamilton at 50%)
-His on-ice SH% 5v5 is 8%, 3 other Bruin defenders have higher.
-His on-ice SH% 5v4 is 12.82%, 2nd from his defenders(Chara has 15.28%)
-He plays the 2nd most PP minutes from his defence (Chara plays 7 seconds more)
-He doesn't play on the PK.
-He is being sheltered by Julien, as soon as he starts seeing tougher competition, his points production should see a huge decline.

Potential: Puck moving, power play specialist, #4 offensive-dman.
Pretty good on the Bruins for giving him a chance after nobody drafted him. Glad he didn't end up in.. Toronto or Montreal.

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11-08-2013, 04:38 PM
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-He's plays the easiest minutes on anyone from the Bruins defence.
-His offensive zone start % is 62.1, which is 1st on Bruins defence.(2nd highest is Hamilton at 50%)
-His on-ice SH% 5v5 is 8%, 3 other Bruin defenders have higher.
-His on-ice SH% 5v4 is 12.82%, 2nd from his defenders(Chara has 15.28%)
-He plays the 2nd most PP minutes from his defence (Chara plays 7 seconds more)
-He doesn't play on the PK.
-He is being sheltered by Julien, as soon as he starts seeing tougher competition, his points production should see a huge decline.

Potential: Puck moving, power play specialist, #4 offensive-dman.
We'll, he's pretty much that right now.

The thing that jumps out to me about Krug is his ability to dictate the offensive pace when he's on the ice. Getting lost is the fact that he's an extremely intelligent player with a sense for the game. He's not mindlessly launching pucks from the point and jumping into the rush. He does those things consistently, but it's always under control and comes within the flow of the game.

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11-08-2013, 04:57 PM
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Solid FA signing, very good player. His height/size will always hold him back from being highly valued though. He will have to produce a lot of offence consistently to stick around for a long time.

I suspect he's destined for the Bozak treatment.

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I don't think the Bruins have had someone with Krug's skill set on the backend in ages.Even Ray Bourque couldn't do some of the things Krug can do and no I am not implying Krug is anywhere near what Ray Bourque was.His ability to quarterback the powerplay, his offensive instincts,his shot,his passing.I really haven't seen bad defensive play and think many are assuming that is the case just because he is a little guy.

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A bit of sarcasm? I don't think he has the size to ever be effective enough on the D end to be considered a #1. I could see him being a 50 pt guy (hopes anyway) that pairs on a top pair with a defensive rock real number 1 (like Chara) but I'm hoping he'll be a great #3 playing with a Seidenberg type player and run the PP. I like my top pair to be bigger defensive guys with some offensive flair rather then vice versa.

My dream pairings next year:

Chara - Hamilton
Seidenberg - Krug
Bartkowski/Morrow - McQuaid

I know I'm leaving Boychuk out but he's not a bottom pairing guy (and will make too much to ever be that on a deep team) plus they just resigned Seidenberg so he's kind of the odd man out. Possible trade bait in the offseason? He's signed @ 3.36 through next year (so an offseason trade would only have 1 full year).

Stay at home + offensive.
Boychuk is exactly the type of dman we need to play with fowler. Right handed too.

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11-08-2013, 08:41 PM
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Floor is subban ceiling is karlsson.


No but seriously, he's got great potential but i don't think he'll quite crack that level of elite, size holds him back.

Dude has breathed a bit of life into a craptastic Bruins power play and has a solid hockey IQ.

If he comes anywhere close to "Rafalski-like" as some are saying then i'll be doing cartwheels in the street.

I'm tempted to get Krug's number and that put on my blank B's jersey i got for my birthday but for some reason something's telling me that's a bad idea, not really sure why.

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No but seriously, he's got great potential but i don't think he'll quite crack that level of elite, size holds him back.

Dude has breathed a bit of life into a craptastic Bruins power play and has a solid hockey IQ.

If he comes anywhere close to "Rafalski-like" as some are saying then i'll be doing cartwheels in the street.

I'm tempted to get Krug's number and that put on my blank B's jersey i got for my birthday but for some reason something's telling me that's a bad idea, not really sure why.
Mind over matter? I agree it does hold him back but hey ask Tedy Bruschi, granted he was a LB in the NFL but he says he was always told he was too small and he proved them wrong.

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Mind over matter? I agree it does hold him back but hey ask Tedy Bruschi, granted he was a LB in the NFL but he says he was always told he was too small and he proved them wrong.
Oh i hope he does, i love Krug. It's just a wee bit hard to overlook dude's small.

That being said, there's plenty of small guys who have succeeded so it wouldn't surprise me

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I've been following Krug for a few years now. People have used the size argument against him for a long time. Yeah, he's never going to be great at clearing the net, or going into the corner and overpowering players to acquire the puck, that's where the height disadvantage hurts him a little

He's also an explosive skater, can slip into open ice and into prime scoring areas undetected, has an elite shot with the combo of velocity/accuracy/quickness of release, and can log big minutes, that's where his size helps him. He's going to be a dynamic offensive force for years to come. He has the ability to pass and finish equally well, a lot like Visnovsky in that sense. He makes excellent reads in transition, and has a knack for finding open ice to skate or pass into. He's excellent at reading plays defensively and getting into the right position to break up a play with his stick or a shot block, so he's average defensively in my opinion.

I expect him to hit 50 points a few times in his career with his PP presence, but his real value will come keying the transition game and turning a puck behind his own net into a puck in the back of the oppositions net. And for what its worth, this is coming from a Canucks fan

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At best, he's Norm Maciver 2.0

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