Count me among the posters here who are really excited about Spooner's potential, but I wonder whether we are doing him a favor by pushing for his inclusion on one of the Bruins' current lines.
He is still very young, somewhat undersized and with natural ability as a centerman, a crowded position in Boston. So, rather than slot him out on the wing, ala Tyler Seguin, would it not be a better developmental move to keep him down in Providence and let him a) mature physically, b) perfect his face-off skills (his greatest current weakness), and c) become a recognized leader among his peers (another important trait for Bruin centermen).
I have high hopes for Spooner and could easily see his next move being to center the third line in Boston next season, with Kelly or Campbell being moved for a prospect.
Just wonder what some of you think about this view.