Whether it’s been injuries or inconsistent production, this has been a rough start to the season for Boston Bruins forward David Krejci.
Things haven’t exactly been going smoothly for the Bruins, either, so the criticisms have likely been harsh at times for Krejci. From the sound of things, the 28-year-old’s trying to take an “ignorance is bliss” approach to the situation, as he told CSNNE.com.
“Not many people watch the game. A lot of people just open up the Internet and look at the score sheet,” Krejci said. “They see my name, and I get zero [points]. They see that I make lots of money, and that I don’t produce. No one cares if I play well, or not. It is what it is. I just have to stay positive. I know that the coaches and upper management … they watch the games, so I just try to stay away from the Internet and try to stay away from what’s happening.”
“Stay away” probably isn’t the worst advice for any athlete or person whose work can be scrutinized on a public level. Of course, ignoring what’s being said about you is also easier said than done.
If nothing else, it sounds like Krejci is making progress along with Milan Lucic (who’s also suffered through a sluggish start that might be in some part related to health limitations).
“I think we just have to bear down and execute when we’re making plays,” Lucic said. “I think [against Buffalo] out of all the games since Krech [David Krejci] has been back for the most part we’ve played in the o-zone. It’s just about creating those opportunities in the o-zone. We’re creating scoring chances and scoring chances off the rush, and things that we’ve been really good at in the past.”
Krejci & Co. get a chance to build some momentum against the Nashville Predators, who will wrap up a back-to-back set on Tuesday.