Sometimes we forget just good Boston Bruins center David Krejci has been for the Black and Gold over the last 14 years.
We were reminded on Thursday night when he posted three helpers in a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center and reached the 700-point milestone in his NHL career. It was a great moment on an eventual PP goal for Jake DeBrusk where he immediately went and collected the puck for his linemate, forgoing the initial urge to burst into celebration for his own goal.
Save that puck.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 19, 2021
It shows just how deeply the playmaking Krejci is respected by his linemates and his teammates, and how impressive his accomplishment is in the annals of Bruins history. Krejci is one of just eight players in Bruins history to reach 700 points with a number of those in the exclusive also in the Hockey Hall of Fame, or their number is up in the TD Garden rafters.
David Krejci becomes just the 8th Boston Bruins player with 700 points
Ray Bourque – 1,506
John Bucyk – 1,339
Phil Esposito – 1,012
Rick Middleton – 898
Patrice Bergeron – 894
Bobby Orr – 888
Wayne Cashman – 793
DAVID KREJCI – 700
— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) March 19, 2021
“Bruins fans know his importance, especially come playoff-time when he brings it every year with that one-two punch at center with him and Bergie,” said Bruce Cassidy. “Congrats to Krejci for 700 [points], now on to 800 [points] for him.”
That’s why its sometimes amazing that Boston Bruins fans talk about Krejci getting traded during the season, as they did in this week’s Hagg Bag, or think that a player like Jack Studnicka could step in and immediately take his place. There are those that value Krejci as part of the two-headed center attack that has been the very backbone of the Boston Bruins for the last decade, and there are those that won’t realize what they’re missing until he someday isn’t there with his passing, cerebral play and underrated all-around play at the center position.
Krejci is one of the Boston Bruins greats, and Thursday was a reminder that he’s got the numbers to prove it.
Now on to the links:
*The Boston Bruins have had their next two games postponed due to four additional B’s players entering into COVID Protocols on Friday, after Sean Kuraly entered the protocols yesterday. Boston, we have a problem. (Boston Hockey Now)
*Interesting piece by FOH (Friend of Haggs) Arpon Basu about the accent marks being added to NHL jerseys in a recent trend. (The Athletic)
*Happy Belated birthday to Big Zee, who turned 44 years old yesterday.
Happy 44th Birthday to Big Z! 🎂🎉
— NHL on NBC Sports (@NHLonNBCSports) March 18, 2021
*It sounds like goalie Joey Daccord is done with a season-ending injury after a great moment earning his first NHL win earlier this week. What a bummer. (Ottawa Citizen)
*I love the initiative that former Bruins defenseman Ian Moran is showing creating a “Pandemic Hockey League” this spring and summer so scouts can get a look at the top US hockey prospects. (NeutralZone.net)
*What is Devan Dubnyk’s trade value? Funny you should ask because our friends at San Jose Hockey Now have some thoughts. (San Jose Hockey Now)
*This updates photo of the Mighty Ducks for the upcoming Disney+ show makes me wonder how big the fine is in the Ducks dressing room for still tying their laces around their ankles?
annnnnd i feel ancient pic.twitter.com/piwbZ7c3g8
— Emerson Lotzia, Jr. (@EmersonLotzia) March 18, 2021
*For something completely different: A Winter Soldier/Black Widow romance would have been a pretty great avenue to go down for the MCU. Maybe we’ll see it in the Black Widow movie? (ScreenRant)