‘I really hope I did not play my last game as a Boston Bruin’: Torey Krug’s future in Boston remains in a state of limbo

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For as much as Torey Krug’s uncertain future in Boston has loomed over the playmaking defenseman for the better part of a year, such a state of limbo hasn't done much to stymie the offensive production that the 28-year-old skater regularly generates from the blue line. 

A few months removed from notching 16 assists over postseason 24 games – and quarterbacking a B's power play that cashed in on 32.4% of its opportunities during Boston’s Cup run — Krug continued to produce during the 2019-20 season, tallying nine goals and 49 points over 61 games before the season came to an abrupt stop.

At one point, Krug was well on track to become the sixth Bruins defenseman in franchise history to post 60+ points in a single season — joining the likes of Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque, Brad Park, Carol Vadnais and Mike O’Connell.

Now, Krug, a pending unrestricted free agent, wonders if he’ll ever get a chance to don a black and gold sweater again. 

"For me, personally, I really hope I did not play my last game as a Boston Bruin," Krug said during a conference call on Tuesday afternoon. "It's been a special place for me and my family to grow and my love for the game and playing in front of these fans — it's been very special to me. It hasn't given any clarity, I think, if anything, it's made me wonder about this process a little bit more."

In a perfect situation,