It is that time of the year. Days are getting longer, outdoor rinks have melted, and Winter is over (even in Canada). In essence, it is a privilege to be playing hockey in June...more specifically, on a professional level.
It has been no secret that the key to success in the Stanley Cup playoffs cannot be unlocked by the same key to excellence in the regular season.
Players and coaches must make necessary adjustments to ensure that their teams are competent, but unfortunately, very few are able to do so effectively. Some of the superstars in the regular season become non-factors on the big stage, while some of the least expected contributors carry the burden as a dark horse.
Some players are just built to fulfill the demands of becoming a champion, while some simply are not.
Among the most prolific career playoff performers at the moment is Boston Bruins center David Krejci. This man has been visibly magnificent in his postseason career, thus far, and is significantly effective in high-pressure games.
This list will break down how, and why, Krejci continues to be arguably the most dominant playoff performer in hockey over the course of the past few seasons.
Here are five factors that contribute to his success.