Charlie McAvoy wants Torey Krug to Come Back to Boston

The NHL is a tough business sometimes and teams have to break up friendships to try and improve their hockey team. The Boston Bruins are no different and when free agency opened, the management team knew it was going to be really tough to bring back unrestricted free-agent defenseman, Torey Krug. 

Krug ended up getting paid by the St Louis Blues, and his old Bruins teammates were sad to see him go. One in particular, Charlie McAvoy, hasn't been able to bear the news.

McAvoy was a recent guest on the Cam & Strick podcast and had this to say about losing his favorite teammate:

'TK' was one of the first people who took me under his wing right away from the moment I got there. We still work out [in the summers]. He's just an unbelievable guy. Everybody [in St. Louis] is going to love him. … I'm still sad that he's not on our team, honestly.

It definitely doesn't really feel real, showing up to training camp that he's not going to be there. [St. Louis] got a [really good] hockey player. He's an unbelievably gifted defenseman, especially on the offensive side of the puck. He just sees the game so well. He's going to make the Blues a very good hockey team.

By losing Krug, it's actually opened to door for McAvoy to take a bigger role with the Bruins and there's also a chance Zdeno Chara doesn't return, which means the defensive core is now McAvoy's to lead:

I'm definitely excited to be where I am and with this team. And I'm not really sure what's going to happen. This is kind of like a weird place to be. I [haven't] been in this position since I've been here where it kind of looks like we're restructuring a little bit on the back end. No one knows what's going to happen to [Chara] and all that. But whatever the challenge is, I know that I'll be ready for it.

Word is the Bruins are hoping to pick up dialogue with Chara sometime over the next two weeks, and Charlie McAvoy will be all ears.  

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