Ray Bourque may not have finished his career in Boston, but the Hall of Fame defenseman said he wants Torey Krug to remain a Bruin for his entire career.
Krug is currently on track to become an unrestricted free agent this summer (Or whenever the 2019-2020 season actually ends) and could leave a big hole on the backend if he decides to leave the team.
“I just hope he gets to live out his career here in Boston,” Bourque said to The Athletic. “It’ll be a great deal for everybody, and I know he knows that but he knows the business side of it as well and that always makes it tough.”
Krug was a massive piece for the Bruins last season and was a huge reason why Boston was able to reach Game 7 of the Cup Final, which they lost to the St. Louis Blues. Krug has grown into one of the games best offensive defensemen since he burst on the scene in the 2012-13 playoffs. This season was arguably his best yet with 49 points in 61 games. Good enough to have Boston Bruins sitting atop the league before Covid stole the season.
“The biggest regret was not being able to win here in Boston,” Bourque told the website in remarks published Monday. “I was living in Denver when we were doing the (2001) parade and the celebration, all I could think about was, ‘Imagine this in Boston?'”
Mancuso’s prediction- He signs a 6 year 42 million dollar deal and stays with the Bruins.