In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
In response to Bruinfaninnewjersey's comment:[QUOTE]
Yah those call-ups really stunk during the 4 game win streak!
Which one stood out and how? [/QUOTE]
I don't what your expectations are of a 2nd round picked player and undrafted free agent. Julien is looking at their defensive positioning, one on one battles and turnovers. To look at Spooner and Fraser's offensive stats n think that is what should be looked at - I disagree.
Spooner to me has done nothing wrong defensively to lead me that to think the Bruins need to keep Kelly after the draft this summer or really past the trade deadline this season. Offensively both Spooner and Fraser have work to do in the neutral zone and in the corners a bit. That doesn't lead me to believe that they failed in any way whatsoever.
Krejci, Lucic and Marchand all went through getting accustomed to the difference in speed between the AHL and NHL. Throw in that Soderberg, as a linemate, is still getting to know the NA game and now he has two new linemates.
Spooner, even at this date, does circles around Kelly offensively. I saw no reason to bench Spooner for any defensive lapses neither did Julien - 16:53 Mins TOI last night.
San, I'll be honest and say I wasn't impressed with Spooner in his first few games, regardless of what his numbers were. That said, I thought he played his best NHL game against Van. He's made me believe that he can be a very solid contributor in this league. His game sort of reminded me of Kadri.