Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

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    Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    http://thehockeywriters.com/boston-bruins-top-5-prospects/


    1. David Pastrnak – SHL – Sodertalje – RW


    "Far and away the most offensively gifted prospect the Bruins now have, David Pastrnak has turned many heads in recent weeks. He impressed so much that the Bruins decided to give him an entry-level contract, which could possibly mean he could be staying in Boston this season given their need for RW. Pastrnak is a slick winger that can control the puck in dangerous situations. He’s flashy and creative with strong strides and fluid movements. Pastrnak is precisely the player the Bruins could use with the departure of Jerome Iginla to the Colorado Avalanche. With something to prove, Pastrnak could be one of the top rookies in the NHL next season."


     


    2. Ryan Spooner – AHL – Providence Bruins – C


    "Ryan Spooner has already got some extended playing time in the NHL. This past year, he played in 23 games for Boston and has been a consistent player throughout his career. He may not have the offensive game that Khokhlachev possesses, but his ability to play 200 ft. of the ice is what impresses most people. As Catherine Silverman put it:


    “In the past few seasons with Providence, Spooner has proven to be a great two-way forward who has a strong sense of how to hold on to the puck. In the last season alone, he walked away with eleven goals and thirty-nine assists; but more importantly, he walked away from the season having never dropped below a positive +/- rating. This suggests that he could be the defensive force on the fourth line that Jordan Caron never managed to be.”


    3. Malcolm Subban – AHL – Providence Bruins – G


    There isn’t much of a need to rush Malcolm Subban along with Tuukka Rask playing lights out and dominating the league. Subban can take his time in the minors working out a few kinks he has in his game. Much more mellow than his older brother, Malcolm has shown why he’s such a highly touted netminder. His lateral movement is quick, his size helps him cover up much of the net, and his positioning and cutting down angles makes him very difficult to beat. In 33 games with Providence last season, Subban posted a 15-10-5 record with a bolstering .920 save percentage. Another full season with Providence should help him greatly before easing in to be Tuukka’s backup.


     


    4. Alexander Khokhlachev – AHL – Providence Bruins – C


    This Russian is here to stay. Khokhlachev knew the best way to make the NHL was to come to North American and develop his game in the OHL with the Windsor Spitfires. After three successful season with the Spits, Khokhlachev made the seamless transition to the AHL and kept his offensive game intact.


    Unfortunately for Khokhlachev, the Bruins have a logjam at center so he’ll have to continue his scoring ways for Chiarelli to force him to call him up. He has gotten a taste of the NHL (albeit one game), but it won’t be long before Khokhlachev makes his impact on the Bruins in Boston instead of the Bruins in Providence."


     


    Starting to remind me of the giddiness about Chris Bourque in 2012. The Bruins front office and Boston media crowing about another Bourque in Boston.

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    What a comical pile of craaaaap that article is!  Now, it's interesting reading, but it's quite clear that the "writer" (a Flyers expert) hasn't spent much time at all watching the players he's describing.  Outside of general stats leading to conclusions, the rest is all rhetoric.

    "Pastrnak could be one of the top rookies in the NHL next season."

    And that's insane.

    But it's fun to read and I'm happy you posted it.  It sure is better than one of Macfact's "Who Do You Think Lead The Bruins In Points Last Year" threads.

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
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    "Pastrnak could be one of the top rookies in the NHL next season."

    And that's insane.

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    But...but...I heard he was going to make the team out of camp and play on the first line? lol

     

     

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    In response to jmwalters' comment:


    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
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    "Pastrnak could be one of the top rookies in the NHL next season."


    And that's insane.






    But...but...I heard he was going to make the team out of camp and play on the first line? lol


     


     


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    A winging wizard he shall be this next year. How many games did Tyler sit on the bench/press box in his maiden voyage on ice in the NHL?

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    Pastrnak will not play in the NHL next seaon....no way

    Spooner will and will be an impact player ...PC will regret for calling him earlier

    Subban will never play a single game with the BRUINS, he will be part of a trade in 2015

    Kokho ....who knows 

     Stanley Cup to the BRUINS in 2011 & 3 more Cups by 2020

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
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    What a comical pile of craaaaap that article is!  Now, it's interesting reading, but it's quite clear that the "writer" (a Flyers expert) hasn't spent much time at all watching the players he's describing.  Outside of general stats leading to conclusions, the rest is all rhetoric.

    "Pastrnak could be one of the top rookies in the NHL next season."

    And that's insane.

    But it's fun to read and I'm happy you posted it.  It sure is better than one of Macfact's "Who Do You Think Lead The Bruins In Points Last Year" threads.

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    Once you include the word "could" in a sentence then you're free to take it just about anywhere after that. I mean Pastrnak could win the Nathan's hot dog eating contest and retire from hockey to become a competitive eater. He could end up playing drums in a Bangles cover band. That guy could do just about anything.

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    I want to play the drums in a Bangles cover band, but only if the lead singer looks like 1986 Susanna Hoffs.

     

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

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    I want to play the drums in a Bangles cover band, but only if the lead singer looks like 1986 Susanna Hoffs.

     

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    Who are you trying to kid? The singer you have an eye for is justin bieber

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

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    Who are you trying to kid? The singer you have an eye for is justin bieber

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    Pathetic George was hysterical.  Angry George sucked.

    Angry pauly1 was hysterical.  ^^^^  This version sucks.

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    I like the statement "Pastrnak is precisely the player the Bruins could use with the departure of Jerome Iginla to the Colorado Avalanche."

    How's that?  

    When trying to replace a 1st line, Hall of Fame, veteran, power-type forward with good size and a great shot; is a 165 lb. Czech teenager who plays a finesse game with no North American experience the "precise" replacement that is needed?

    I bet the author has never watched Pastrnak play, and I'm starting to wonder if he's watched Iginla play.

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    In response to Fletcher1's comment:
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    I like the statement "Pastrnak is precisely the player the Bruins could use with the departure of Jerome Iginla to the Colorado Avalanche."

    How's that?  

    When trying to replace a 1st line, Hall of Fame, veteran, power-type forward with good size and a great shot; is a 165 lb. Czech teenager who plays a finesse game with no North American experience the "precise" replacement that is needed?

    I bet the author has never watched Pastrnak play, and I'm starting to wonder if he's watched Iginla play.

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     Yep, completely agree....the comparison is just ridiculous.

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    who's number 5???

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    In response to 49thparallel's comment:[QUOTE]

    who's number 5??? [/QUOTE]

    Criteria:

    Skaters can not have played more than 42 games.
    Goalies can not have played more than 25 games.


    5. Joe Morrow – AHL – Providence Bruins – D

    "Morrow has been trade twice since he was drafted in 2011. Both times he’s patiently sat in the minors waiting to get the phone call to lace up the skates for an NHL club. Morrow is the best defensive prospect in the Bruins’ system and is a fantastic puck-moving defenseman. This year he managed to put up 29 points in 56 games. While he may not have the size, he does have the necessary strength and attributes to be a mainstay in the Bruins lineup."

     

    Yah but Spooner needs to score more goals.

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

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    5. Joe Morrow – AHL – Providence Bruins – D

    "Morrow has been trade twice since he was drafted in 2011. Both times he’s patiently sat in the minors waiting to get the phone call to lace up the skates for an NHL club. Morrow is the best defensive prospect in the Bruins’ system and is a fantastic puck-moving defenseman. This year he managed to put up 29 points in 56 games. While he may not have the size, he does have the necessary strength and attributes to be a mainstay in the Bruins lineup."

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    He's 6'1, 205 lbs.  Has the author ever seen any of these players?  The B's have a few midget defensive prospects.  He isn't one of them.

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

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    He's 6'1, 205 lbs.  Has the author ever seen any of these players?  The B's have a few midget defensive prospects.  He isn't one of them.

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    Did the B's sign Billy Barty?

     
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    Re: Boston Bruins – Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Pastrnak

    In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
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    In response to 49thparallel's comment:[QUOTE]

    who's number 5??? [/QUOTE]

    Criteria:

    Skaters can not have played more than 42 games.
    Goalies can not have played more than 25 games.


    5. Joe Morrow – AHL – Providence Bruins – D

    "Morrow has been trade twice since he was drafted in 2011. Both times he’s patiently sat in the minors waiting to get the phone call to lace up the skates for an NHL club. Morrow is the best defensive prospect in the Bruins’ system and is a fantastic puck-moving defenseman. This year he managed to put up 29 points in 56 games. While he may not have the size, he does have the necessary strength and attributes to be a mainstay in the Bruins lineup."

     

    Yah but Spooner needs to score more goals.

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    thanks!

     

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