Player Discussion David Krejci VI

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    Lucic, Horton and Iginla all played the body very effectively allowing Krejci to float more in the zone which suits his style . None of the recent wingers fit that style - maybe Kase to some degree . If they want to play a heavy game with wingers who dig pucks and win corner battles then Krejci can be an asset. Using speedier guys like Jake, Kuhlman, Studnicka, Bjork even Pasta with him is counter productive to what Krejci is good at. Its much easier to find speedy/skill type players than big bodies who can score. Bruins need to decide how they want to build for the present and future , while I loved Krejci and what he brought to the team I feel its time to move on. We can't let sentiments get in the way of reality otherwise we'll end up with 5 40 year old players on the team .
     
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    Krejci will not turn 35 until after next season.

    Every time Ondrej Kase had a good to great scoring chance it was on a pass from Krejci

    If Cassidy is going to continue to allow his most skillful set up pivot not have either of the two 100 point wingers just trade him and get Riley Nash back

    save some money and help Jacobs recover some losses
     
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    DeBrusk — Bergeron — Pastrnak
    Marchand — Krejci — Kase

    It does make a lot of sense.
     
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    You can say that about most non-elite wingers who won't create chances on their own. This is why I like Krejci away from the speedier guys like Jake and Kulhman they have the ability to drive the net, its just in most cases they don't. They need to sever the reliance of multi pass plays and utilize their speed not slow them down.
     
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    Yup - I bashed Cassidy over Knight for years

    came around on him - thinks he’s smart, charismatic, but he defers to much to the Holy Core

    I like your lines but I’ll take any combo that splits them up

    how about we deal DeBrusk-+ for Gudreau

    Gudreau-Bergeron-Pastrnak
    Marchand-Krejci-Kase
     
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    Agree on DeBrusk separation

    I like DeBrusk with Coyle

    which of Marchand or Pastrnak goes better with Krejci
     
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    I also think the Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak line plays 5 on 5 like they think they are on the powerplay. It works against weaker and less experienced defensive teams like Toronto and Carolina, but once they face an elite team like Tampa, they get shut down.

    I think the most logical thing to do is put Pastrnak with Krejci. Then you have Marchand - Bergeron who have chemistry and can play with pretty much anyone on their RW and Krejci and Pastrnak. It spreads the offense and makes two lines viable. The Krejci line can see more offensive time, and the Bergeron line a 50-50 split. Kind of like how Claude rolled his lines back in the day. I wouldn't mind seeing a Kase - Krejci - Pastrnak line. Kase has played some LW in Anaheim, and I think it would work.

    Cassidy just needs to stop being stubborn and make the change :laugh:
     
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    I would say Marchand as he's a gritter player than Pasta , though with Pastas elite one-timer I feel he can play with anyone.
     
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    I don’t know, Dan. I love Gaudreau but that lack of size would be evident. I also get nervous seeing Johnny G drop so much in production when the games get turned up.
     
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    really it doesnt drop that much. He has 2 good runs and 2 bad playoffs that drag down his overall playoff PPG.

    but he does have runs of 9 pts in 11 games and 7 pts in 10 games. Still below his regular season ppg, but not too far off
     
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    No, it’s not enough another major player must be added and get Kase off. You can put lipstick on a pig but by the end of the day it’s still a pig.
     
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    I was showing a more balanced lineup over what they need.
     
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    Leafs need cap space to make a run at Petriangelo. How about Nylander in Boston?
    24 years old, 6.9m cap hit. 31 goals in 68 games this season.
     
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    I’d be interested, but it would probably cost a lot.
     
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    Not sure they can take much if any cap back. I’d assume it would be futures, picks/ prospects. Good price range, RH shot RW. Could be exactly what the doctor ordered for Boston
     
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    Well let's offer them the standard HF Bruins style trade proposal package: Either Ritchie (or both), Zboril, Ryan Fitzgerald and a 4th rounder :laugh:
    I won't bother to do so here, but we could add a paragraph how each piece of this awesome deal meets a need for the Leafs.
     
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    DeBrusk isn’t exactly Tom Wilson. They will add Frederic, Studnicka, and Lauzon full time soon and all three play physical.

    Gudreau is 27 and with Pastrnak 25 you have to high end skilled forwards

    if he got 80 points the price is higher

    I want the 2019 Columbus Bluejackets balance as a blueprint but the Bruins need to address skill

    they don’t have any forwards under 30 other then Pastrnak who are high offensive skillsets

    they need to get him

    remember they got Frederic Studnicka & Beecher coming on offense all at least 6’2”

    they can add a skilled munchkin who’s got a track record
     
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    Yes, yes they do. No matter how physical the team is, if you only have one line that reliably scores, you're sunk. Too easy for those guys to get keyed on and shut down/contained, or if they have an off night . . .
     
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    love that point. Also Curtis Hall is a big boy. I can see that vision clearer now.
     
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    I thought he was brilliant in the playoffs, and I really liked Krejci and Kase together. They could really use a Coyle type presence in the corners and in front. What a perfect fit Kreider would have been with those two. Brandon Saad would also be a good fit, giving them a big body to offset all of the dangle and dish the other two bring. That would allow you to put DeBrusk with Coyle (who have played great together), and start building that DeBrusk-Studnicka chemistry that's going to be important in years to come.

    Marsh - Bergy - Pasta
    Saad - Krejci - Kase
    DeBrusk - Coyle - Studnica
     
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    Great call - Saad has to be available
     
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    My educated guess is both Krejci and Rask after season sign 2 year extensions
     
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    Any worry Seattle swoops in and over pays either one of these guys to come out west?
     
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    Sweeney like us all would like to have some redos (I got pricey appetizers last Saturday that weren’t worth it)

    but you have to have a plan

    1. high end goalie
    2. Defense that can defend, skate, and transition at a high level (where Chara kind of bogs down at 43 but with Krug leaving I get it)
    3. Centers who have size, skate, play 3 zones
    4. Wingers who can score

    my take of where he’s at

    1. Swayman & Vladar signed but works with Rask at least another year minimum
    2. All pieces in place - another year of Chara while all those under 25 age D develop and they get a look at Krug replacement hopeful Jack Achan in Providence
    3. Looks strong but needs the two headed 37-46 while the Studnicka, Frederic, Beecher, Hall etc get more experience ~ Coyle huge get as cover boy for blueprint

    4. where it’s screwed up ~ Pastrnak a grand slam homer but neither 2015 winger has taken the step - DeBrusk absolutely could be but jury out

    forget Barzal if they had Connor, Konecny, Boeser even Beauviller they are crushing the plan

    DeBrusk needs to be the solution either himself stepping up or being traded for a dangerous offensive player like Gudreau

    You want a balanced team that can move the puck, be tough down the middle, a couple of stud wingers, and a bottom 6 that is your personality. Coyle, Kuraly, Wagner, Studnicka, Frederic, Kuhlman (his IQ hockey off charts) and Ritchie I believe can be very good third line if he’s a step quicker.

    Nick Ritchie needs to report in excellent shape and do some type of skate training to work on quickness and short space play - I’m far from done with him but he needs to get better~ and we can all get better at least that’s what I’m told by my manager, parents, wife, and I assume my dog when she barks at me and I’m ‘what the f*** do you want?’ It’s probably that
     
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