Eastern Edge: Playoff performances from teams eliminated in Round 2

Brennan Des

2020-09-08

In this week's Eastern Edge, we'll reflect on individual playoff performances from teams that were eliminated in Round 2, the Bruins and Flyers. We'll highlight a few strong individual showings, as well as a couple of disappointing performances. If there's anything you'd like to see in future articles, please let me know in the comments below, or shoot me a message on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza!

 

Strong Showings

David Krejci

At the tender age of 34, David Krejci continues to produce offensively. He tallied 12 points in 13 appearances during this year's playoffs and now sits at 115 points in 145 career postseason games.  He doesn't quite get the recognition he deserves because the team's superstar trio of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak have a stronger pull on the media's spotlight. He's been a low-risk/high-reward player in fantasy leagues for some time now, maintaining a 55-point pace at his worst, with a few 70-point showings at his best. So far, he's spent his entire career in Boston, boasting 13 seasons with the Bruins. However, there is some uncertainty about his future with the team, considering he has just one year left on his current contract. It's likely that he finishes that final year in Boston, but he could also be on the trading block if the Bruins opt to surround their core with a younger supporting cast. Krejci could very well be a solid option in fantasy leagues next year, but make sure you're not paying an inflated price to acquire him – his fantasy hockey value may have seen a small boost as a result of this year's strong playoff performance.

 

Kevin Hayes

The Flyers center attracted a lot of attention last season as he tallied 55 poi