Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/12/13
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

Ukwuachu rape victim hires firm that prosecuted Winston

Leo Santa Cruz tops Abner Mares in slugfest

WATCH: Beckham makes great grab over Revis

SEC commissioner wrote classy note to injured Arkansas RB

John Daly taken to hospital after collapsing on course

Rex Ryan keeping Bills' starting quarterback a secret

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Braves fan dies after falling from upper deck

Randall Cobb suffers shoulder injury vs. Eagles

WATCH: John Harbaugh, Jay Gruden get into shouting match

WATCH: Brian Hartline drags toes on great TD catch

Julio Jones, Falcons agree on 5-year contract extension

WATCH: Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion blasts three homers, extends hit streak

WATCH: Ricardo Mayorga taunts Shane Mosley in ring, loses

Will Jimmer Fredette find success with Spurs?

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

American Pharoah upset at Travers Stakes

Steve Smith joins family in stands after getting ejected from game

WATCH: Cordarrelle Patterson rips off 107-yard return TD

Steve Sarkisian giving up most of USC's playcalling duties

Animal shelter cancels fundraiser at Heinz Field

Mets acquire RP Addison Reed from Diamondbacks

WATCH: James Rodriguez scores unreal goals

Vin Scully: I believe next year will be my last

Charles Barkley wants to blow his former agent’s brains out

The Texas Rangers are firing on all cylinders

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

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Red Sox

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker