posted at 4/3/2013 10:15 AM EDT
In response to MeanE's comment:
In response to Drewski5's comment:
Good question. I dont think the injury changes the type of player that we are targeting. Bergeron is a great defensive forward...If it is a prolonged injury (geez, I hope not), we have Kelly, a (good defensive forward center) coming back.
Please note: I am in no way suggesting that Kelly will fill Bergy's shoes. I am only implying that I dont think a "two-way center" becomes our top need.
Another question for those that have seen the P-Bruins this year. Do they have a two-way center not name Whitfield down there?
I've been going to less Bruins games lately (moved from a 3 minute walk from the dunk to a 7 minute drive); however, in the games that I saw, Spooner was clearly our best forward (second best player behind Krug). Thats a 4 game sample , so please take that with a grain of salt.
Christian Hanson may be our best defensive center. He's 27/28 so he's experienced. He's also big, tough and gritty. He knows his skills are limited, so he focuses on the "other" things (defensive responsibility, physicality). As a 27/28 yr old AHL journeyman, he's learned how to do these things to stick around. However, he is absolutely not a top 6 NHL forward (by any stretch).
I would still go w Spooner.