Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Picimg_nhl_mar_14_0595
David Krejci could have spent his offseason worrying about his contract, trade rumors and the NHL lockout. Instead, he turned his focus toward playing hockey in the Czech Republic. He’s now prepared to have the same attitude stateside as a new NHL season gets under way. Krejci has been at the center of trade rumors due to poor production late last season and the three years and $5.2 million remaining on his contract, which would be easy to move if the Bruins needed to juggle cap space. Boston also has plenty of talent at center, which has only added to the rumors that Krejci would be a likely player to go if the Bruins start moving pieces. But Krejci isn’t letting those possibilities crowd his mind too much — at least, not with hockey coming back. “I’ve seen it, and I have time to go on the Internet, so I know what’s going on,” he said, according to James Murphy of ESPN.com. “I went through lots of things and saw my name there, but there’s nothing I can control. I am happy here, and I hope I haven’t given them any reasons to trade me. So I can’t control it, and I just want to go out there and play my best.” Krejci had 23 points in 25 games with the Bruins in their 2011 playoff run as the team grabbed the Stanley Cup, but he totaled just three points when the Bruins fell in seven games to the Capitals in the first round of last year’s playoffs. Krejci is working on having a short memory with those numbers, too. “Last year is behind me now,” he said. “I’ve already played some games, so I’ve forgotten about it. I just want to have a good start to the season just like the rest of the team.” Krejci has some experience compartmentalizing — when he was playing overseas, lockout news was always coming in, and it was always different, he said. Each day brought new chances of the lockout ending, or talks suddenly breaking down. Krejci said he had to focus on just playing hockey. That sounds like it will be his main strategy again, this time in Boston.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao close to deal for fight

TJ Lang: Suh wanted to fight me after stepping on Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Hernandez jurors allowed to watch Super Bowl

Tiger misses cut: ‘I’m only doing this so I won’t get fined’

Roger Goodell grilled on Deflategate during presser

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rex Ryan: Seahawks need to ‘take the air out of the football’

J.J. Watt buys cabin in the middle of nowhere to train

Six teams have done background work on Peterson

NBA set to earn $700M through streaming deal in China

Wade Phillips is the best coordinator hire this offseason

Bill Belichick gives understated scouting report of Tom Brady

WATCH: Jimmy Butler throws down half-court alley-oop

President Obama zings Patriots over Deflate-gate

Each major conference's Player Of The Year candidates

Super Bowl XLIX preview and predictions: Patriots-Seahawks

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

Most unexpected MLB free agent signings of past 10 years

Five most villainous Super Bowls of all time

Super Bowl ad focuses on acceptance of gay athletes

Foster says UT boosters paid him $40-50K while in college

Ranking the repeat Super Bowl champions

Eric Decker to Sherman: Time your conception a little better

Could Katy Perry and Russell Wilson be dating?

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Obama zings Pats over Deflate-gate

Each major conference's POY candidates

Super Bowl XLIX preview and predictions: Patriots vs. Seahawks

The 13 things we want to see in Super Bowl XLIX

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

Tiger Woods, misses cut: ‘I’m only doing this so I won’t get fined’

Ranking the repeat SB champions

Roger Goodell grilled on Deflategate

Katy Perry, Russell Wilson dating?

Rex Ryan has advice for Seahawks

Super Bowl: Things you can't control

LeBron and the Cavs are ready to make a run

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.