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Krejci reflects on leaving Czech Republic as youngster

Posted By DJ Bean On October 4, 2010 @ 3:36 pm In General | 2 Comments

PRAGUE — Bruins center David Krejci [1] is excited to be in the Czech Republic with his teammates, but on Monday the 24-year-old spoke of what it was like to leave his native town of Sternberk for the QMJHL when he was 18.

“I had a new family I didn’t know, a different language I didn’t know, new country, new culture, everything. It was really tough, but there’s a point at three or four months, if you get past it, you kind of get used to it,” Krejci said on Monday. “You start learning the language, and you mature much faster than if you’d stay here.

“I think that’s helped me a lot with my hockey, too. I was training my body and myself that I was playing professional hockey already when I was in juniors. I had no friends, no family, so I was preparing myself for every practice, for every game, and I believe it helped me a lot.”

For the entire story on Krejci, click here [2]. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of the Bruins from Monday’s practice at Tesla Arena.

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