Before they were on the same team, St. Louis Blues defenseman Torey Krug wasn't the biggest fan of David Perron.

"Man, did I hate that guy," Krug said during an appearance on the "Cam and Strick Podcast" earlier this week. "Honestly, after I signed, someone was like, 'Perron's asking for (your) number, can I give it to him?' I was like, 'You know, let's just wait a couple weeks.'

"He was just a guy that I didn't understand how good he was until you see it up close."

The 2019 Stanley Cup Finals were at the heart of Krug's initial dislike for Perron.