To some people, not scoring any goals might be considered “boring.”
To Tomas Jurco, the goal-less wonder traded from the Red Wings to the Chicago Blackhawks earlier this year, Detroit is “boring.”
“In Detroit, we were so bored, my girlfriend and I, we didn’t know what to do,” Jurco told the Chicago Tribune recently. “There wasn’t much to do. Here there’s so much stuff to do.”
The Wings traded Jurco in late February to the Blackhawks for a third-round draft pick.
He had no goals and no assists in 16 games this season with Detroit.
He has no goals and no assists in six games with Chicago.
Jurco, 24, didn’t just take a dig at Detroit, but he also took a dig at the Red Wings’ playing style.
“The biggest difference is that here we’re told to make plays instead of just making safe plays and chipping it in and playing safely,” Jurco told Chris Hine of the Tribune. “Here you actually should create something if you want to stick in this lineup because there’s so many creative players.
“I try to play it safe and it doesn’t work here. You obviously can’t be risking it at certain times of the game or situation, but most of the time you should try to create something, hold onto pucks and don’t just chip it in and go for it.”
Jurco played parts of four seasons with the Red Wings. His best season was his rookie year, in 2013-14, when he had eight goals and seven assists in 36 games.