Torey Krug is now a member of the Blues after signing a seven-year, $45.5 million contract on the first day of NHL free firm Friday. He may should do some fence-mending alongside together with his new teammates sooner than and/or all through teaching camp.
Krug angered all of St. Louis alongside together with his open-ice hit on Blues forward Robert Thomas whereas a member of the Bruins all through Recreation 1 of 2019 Stanley Cup Remaining.
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The second response to the hit was that Krug should have been whistled for charging, nonetheless no penalty was often known as.
The confirm moreover took Thomas out of that sport and the subsequent 4 of the sequence — which infuriated the Blues’ fan base. Thomas returned for Recreation 6 nonetheless was not on the ice for Recreation 7, which the Blues obtained for his or her first Stanley Cup title.
Now, Krug has gotten a big-money deal to play for the workforce he tried to destroy considerably better than a yr previously.
Thomas saved it light on Twitter after discovering out regarding the signing.
Some followers adopted that theme with ideas about the best way it could presumably look when the two get collectively for the first time:
Presumably the memory of profitable the Cup will ease any lingering tensions. Professionalism will dictate that the two get alongside on the ice and work in the direction of profitable one different Cup for St. Louis. Nevertheless hockey players are moreover notoroius for holding grudges.
We’re not saying that Thomas should drop the gloves with Krug all through observe to settle it as quickly as and for all, but it surely absolutely sure may be an entertaining method to place the hit beforehand.