Re: Early Bruins 2012-2013 Prospect Reports
posted at 11/29/2012 4:35 PM EST
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
Oh, yeah - for all that he's 15th in the OHL in scoring, tied with phenom McDavid, a point behind Hamilton, and two behind the projected top 5 pick Monahan, Camara wouldn't have a hope of playing a top six or better role. If Nugent-Hopkins is available? And Huberdeau and Schiefele, both of whom I think would be in the NHL if there were an NHL? If that's the top line, and Strome is a lock for the second line, there's a lot of talent ahead of Camara for a scoring role even before you look at undrafted guys like Mackinnon and Monahan. But when I look at the other guys being tagged for possible 3/4 duty, guys I liked as potential Bruin picks like McNeill and Wilson, it's good to see Camara being considered along-side players I'd have been happy to see Boston get in the first round.
When you look at McKenzie's list, and if you assume he's mostly right, I don't know that Camara has a great shot. Wilson's been great this year, McNeill's a moose, Ritchie has, as you said, been lights out with Strome so he might have that in his back pocket. Add the need to bring along some guys who might return next year in more prominent roles, Mackinnon and Monahan, and you have a log jam Camara will have a hard time breaking through.
He might get some help from David Branch if Monahan throws another stupid hit.
They are loaded up the middle aren't they ? I can see one of Strome ( my pick ), Huberdeau or Scheifele moving to the wing if RNH was to play in the tourney.
I'd love to see Monahan make it. Good player ! You know this more then anyone on here.
Ritchie's a lock in my opinion. Camara ? Longshot, but who knows ?