Boston Bruins Torey Krug takes the Olympic Break to relax
Boston Bruins Torey Krug did the same thing. He made plans for Mexico with his wife and got away from ice hockey for a while.
Krug said getting away from it all helped a lot to get back in mental form, to give things a rest and to prepare for all that is coming after the break is over.
"Just mentally to get away for a little bit, you get away from the rink every day and you recharge the batteries coming back," he said. "It was exciting to see all the guys for the first time in a long time and tell some stories. It was good."
And by all means it seemed the Krug was in need to getting a rest to recharge his batteries. He has played over 60 games already for the Bruins and with adjustments to the schedule, most of them were set to be played on weekends and then there were the team practices over the course of the weeks.
Krug said that the college schedules for the games prepared him mentally for what was to be faced at AHL and NHL and he came prepared for all of that.
"I thought I would, especially coming from 38 games or whatever in college every year. I thought there would be a time, but surprisingly, no. You have the all-star break and you get some time off for that,” he said. “The AHL schedule is very similar to the college schedule, with the weeks off for practice and the games on the weekend. So obviously in this room, we have the nice, long break and then into the playoffs."