Boston Bruins: Why is it vital to extend Torey Krug beyond this year?

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 27: Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins checks Robert Thomas #18 of the St. Louis Blues during the third period in Game One of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on May 27, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 27: Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins checks Robert Thomas #18 of the St. Louis Blues during the third period in Game One of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on May 27, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 25: Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins takes the ice during the third period of the preseason game between the New Jersey Devils and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on September 25, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeat the Devils 2-0. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 25: Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins takes the ice during the third period of the preseason game between the New Jersey Devils and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on September 25, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeat the Devils 2-0. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

A changing Boston Bruins team still has room for Torey Krug

Realistically our team is about to go through some changes in the next 3 – 5 years. We have been fortunate to have Zdeno Chara captain our team over the last decade but with Chara retiring in the next year or two, we need to ensure we lock down the next wave of our solid D-core.

Many of us see that future being Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzelcyk, and Urho Vaakanainen, but it’s time to wake up and view Torey Krug as an integral piece to the future success of the Boston Bruins franchise.

It’s obvious that the Bruins are in win-now mode, and Sweeney should want to keep as much of the core that brought the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Final as possible. The players on our roster have a terrible taste in their mouths after losing on home-ice in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

This team is willing to sacrifice everything for one another, and Torey Krug is perhaps one of the biggest names on the roster willing to do anything he can to win his first Stanley Cup.

As a life-long Bruins fan, and NHL hockey enthusiast, I don’t think I have ever witnessed a team with such a close bond and strong team chemistry. The city of Boston is lucky to call this team their own, and if Sweeney can keep this core together, they will continue to have success.

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The Boston Bruins organization and their fans don’t just want a Torey Krug long-term contract extension, they need one.