The Boston Bruins offseason started off looking good for David Krejci as the Bruins were in pursuit of sniper Ilya Kovalchuk.
The Russian winger would have been a perfect fit alongside Krejci, however Kovalchuk ended up signing with Los Angeles.
Then things took a huge turn, a turn that had Krejci uncertain about his future in Boston as the Bruins made a strong push for John Tavares.
"I had no idea what was going on. My agent didn't tell me (anything) because he said he didn't know anything. I didn't get any phone calls from anyone from the Bruins," Krejci told NBC Sports Boston's Joe Haggerty. "So I was just getting those Instragram messages (telling me to request a trade) in my inbox. I know that I have a no-trade (clause) so they would have to call me (if they did end up signing Tavares).
"Yeah, that wasn't kind of something I enjoyed. But it was over pretty quick. It was a quick couple of weeks. It is what it is."
Tavares a center, and a very expensive one at that, would have meant somebody would have needed to be moved, and Krejci felt all signs pointing towards him, even though he holds a full no movement clause.
"I understand that it's the hockey business that you have to do whatever you have to do to make the hockey team better," Krejci said.
"Obviously I don’t want to go anywhere. But (Bruins GM) Donnie (Sweeney) has got to do what he's got to do. (Hockey is a business) is what I've learned over the years. I love being here and I've got three years left, so for me it was just about getting ready to be the best player I can be. I'm still young and I feel like I still have some of my best years in front of me. Maybe not 70 or 80 points production-wise, but maybe more of a complete player and helping out the young guys grow."
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