David Krejci: Breaking Down the Boston Bruins’ Star’s Play Overseas

December 17th, 2012 by Chris Blanchard Leave a reply »
In early October, Boston Bruins center David Krejci returned to his native Czech Republic to endure the NHL lockout. In the two-and-a-half months since, he has been in vintage form for the Extraliga's HC Pardubice. 

With 22 games under his belt, Krejci ranks third on his team with 25 points, and his 14 goals tie him for the team lead with Edmonton Oilers star Ales Hemsky, who has played in three more games. 

Krejci has been held without a point in just four games this fall, a welcome change from his inconsistent 2012 campaign. He failed to meet high expectations in 2011-12, as he was unable to improve upon his point total from the previous season. 

As a 24-year-old in 2011, Krejci exploded with a league-high 23 playoff points as he led the Bruins to the Stanley Cup. The performance seemingly announced his arrival as an NHL superstar. 

Unfortunately, his 2011-12 campaign failed to match his postseason dominance. He posted 62 points for the second straight season and saw his plus-minus rating drop 28 points to minus-five, while fellow Bruin Patrice Bergeron claimed the league lead. 


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