Why David Krejci Will Be The Top Boston Bruin To Watch at Sochi 2014

February 2nd, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »

There is no shortage of mystery as to why David Krejci does not seem to carry the same big-name, big-game persona as some of his fellow Olympic-bound Boston Bruins. The reason is because there is also no lack of evidence that he ought to be the most impactful skater in Sochi with Bruins ties.

The freshest piece of evidence came Saturday in the form of his first-star accolade in a 4-0 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers. That performance rounded out the penultimate week of NHL action before selected players disperse to Russia for the ultimate international tournament.

Odds are that Krejci will not slow down in the seven days and three games between now and then. Likewise, he should have several elements working in his favor that some of his professional teammates with stronger magnetic media pulls will lack.

There is no reason to fault anybody for spotlighting Team Slovakia captain Zdeno Chara, who figures to play the same leadership and minute-munching roles for his country as he does for the Bruins. It is especially hard not to embolden the scrutiny when he will be taking earlier leave than his peers to serve as Slovakia&rsq ...

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