Putting the Legend of Torey Krug in perspective

Putting the Legend of Torey Krug in perspective
May 27, 2013, 10:30 am
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Torey Krug has quickly made a name of himself in Boston, scoring four goals in five games of the Eastern Conference semifinal series with the New York Rangers. The little guy with the big shot has moved Bruins fans to the edge of their seats, giving the Spoked Believers an offensively-gifted defenseman the likes of which they haven't seen in some time -- maybe even since Ray Bourque was sent to Colorado in 2000.

As fans rushed out to stores to buy their No. 47 jerseys, Kevin Paul Dupont was on Sports Sunday giving us the answer to the question we’ve all been asking: Why was this kid not up here earlier?

“I talked to Don Sweeney about it last night and he said, ‘The offense has always been there, but he needed to spend the year down in Providence, he had to learn basically how to be a defenseman, and not just a guy who wheels and shoots,’ " Dupont to Damon Amendolara.  “And he learned it, he picked it up quickly. I still think he’s going struggle with it, he’s a small guy and it takes a while to learn real NHL defense.

To hear more Torey Krug talk, click the video above.