A couple of years ago, I was talking with Rob Woodward during the offseason and I told him that I thought Torey Krug would eventually be a great captain for the Spartan Hockey team. He thought about it and agreed. Now, two years later, I realize that even I underestimated just how good a player, and captain, he would become!
Last night at the CCHA Awards in Detroit, Torey was honored as the CCHA Player of the Year, Offensive Defenseman of the Year (for the second consecutive season!) All CCHA First Team, Co - CCHA Scoring Leader and MSU's Perani Cup winner for earning the most points in the three stars contest. Additionally, The Hobey Baker Award top 10 was announced, and Torey is on that list as well.
He's definitely the Spartan's best player and, if he returns for his Senior season, may wind up setting some records that will never be broken by another defenseman. But the thing that has caught my eye more this year, is the way he's become a leader on the team.
I started following him on Twitter last year. All summer long Torey would tweet about his excitement for the upcoming season. Once [..]
The playoffs are in full swing and we all know what that means. Yep, Scott’s productivity has gone through the basement floor due to one invention… the Pairwise Predictor. I could play with this thing for hours, working every different combination of wins and losses possible. So I finally made the decision to wean myself off it, and make one pass, with my best estimate of what will happen. Here we go…
In the CCHA, I think that Miami is finally playing like we all thought they would all season long. I have them beating Western Michigan and Michigan to win the CCHA Tournament and the automatic bid. I also think that Bowling Green’s heroic run will end with losses to Michigan in the semi finals and Western in the consolation game.
In the WCHA, I think that Denver will beat Michigan Tech, and North Dakota will knock off St. Cloud State in the play in games. But that’s all she wrote for both as I think Minnesota and Minnesota Duluth will play an all Maroon and Gold final with the Gophers beating the Bulldogs.
In Hockey East, I believe that Maine is rolling and will knock off Boston U in one semi [..]