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Krug's Clear Intentions

Friday, 08.17.2012 / 7:46 PM
By John Bishop - BostonBruins.com / #BearTracks
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Krug\'s Clear Intentions

STAMFORD, CT -- Today Torey Krug took time out of his formidable training schedule to take BostonBruins.com around his offseason home base of Stamford, Connecticut.

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But even as "Freddy" (think Krug-er) escorted bostonbruinsTV's camera in and around his favorite spots in Southern Connecticut, the young defenseman obviously had his mind on his afternoon workout.

Each move we made in Connecticut was based solely on his regimen - lunch at the (very) healthy buffet at the local supermarket, a very quick stop in downtown Stamford (so he didn't get to far afield of his gym) and a short sightseeing stop in Rowayton.

Krug (who this time last year was settling into his second season as captain of the of the Michigan State Spartans) is a smart player and clearly understands what he needs to do in order to earn a spot with the Black & Gold in September. And, having forgone his senior season at his beloved MSU, Krug isn't inclined to let his chance slip away.

Torey talked about becoming leaner and stronger as he placed leafy greens, chicken and broccoli on his plate at lunch and displayed a single-minded intensity as he ran through a gut-busting workout designed to improve his explosiveness.

Throughout the day, the blueliner, known by many in collegiate circles as a offensive-minded defenseman, made his well-rounded intentions clear.

"When you look at smaller defensemen in the NHL you think they’re probably all offensive defensemen," said Krug. "We have to do that because that’s what makes us unique and that’s what makes us stick.

"But at the same time, you’ve got to take care of your own zone otherwise you’re not going to get the job done and they’re not going to put you on the ice."

Thanks to his two-game stint in the NHL, Krug understands that what he does on the ice is only part of the equation, and as he spoke to BBTV's camera for the final time this afternoon, the defenseman was clear in his intent.

"I'm not exactly satisfied with where I am at yet this summer," said Krug. "I made a lot of good strides; good improvement - got a lot stronger. This is the strongest I've ever been.

"But I think the second you get complacent is the second you stop getting better."

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P. Bergeron 48 12 21 5 33
C. Soderberg 49 10 21 8 31
L. Eriksson 48 11 18 7 29
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D. Hamilton 49 8 19 1 27
R. Smith 49 10 16 8 26
B. Marchand 44 13 12 11 25
T. Krug 45 10 15 7 25
D. Krejci 29 6 18 9 24
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