Player Discussion Anders Bjork

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  1. rocketdan9

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    Dynamite prospect

    So this is what all the hype was about

    Too bad he didnt sign at the tail end of last season. I think he would have helped the Bruins to 7 vs the Sens
     
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    He has looked good with Marchand , Bergeron

    But what about trying him out with Krejci in the final 2-3 pre season games.

    We know Marchand, Bergeron, Pasta line has worked. But it hasnt been all rosy for Krejci, Pasta combination

    Just a thought
     
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    Good to renew the discussion. Updating from prior threads.

    Kid seems to have solidified a spot on the first line for the foreseeable future.
     
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    i hope they reunite pasta bergy marchand late in games again this year like they did last year when they needed an offensive jolt. That line is just scary... but i don't think we can keep them together all season as it may be best to spread marchand and pasta for a more balanced attack. Bjork looks great on that line and can learn a lot playing with those two players

    That said I think pasta has looked better with spooner than krejci I personally would rather see a line of pasta-spooner-backes that pasta-krejci-x. Krejci would get the short end of the stick again getting rookies and third line wingers though so I'm interested to see how it plays out..
     
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    So who would you play with Krejci?

    I dont think it would hurt to try playing Bjork with Krejci

    If it works...then you have confidence in your top 2 lines
     
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    I want to see Debrusk with Krej. Could spark something with Jake being a big body like Horty and Luch
     
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    Isnt Debrusk only 6'0?
     
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    He looks like another Pastrnak/Merchand type offensive player.
     
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    Worth a shot. 63/37/88 is the best line in the league by a large margin. If you can get the same from Bjork with Krejci as he does with Marchand and Bergeron then you go that route. However, I certainly won't complain if he stays where he is because he's looked phenomenal.
     
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    1st time watching the B`s in pre-season. Obviously not the Blackhawks best lineup out there so I was watching for play away from the puck, positioning, you know, the boring stuff. Real nice looking kid, not gonna fall into the "what do you think he`ll post for stats" game, been there, done that, too dangerous.

    Loved his reaction to the question or comment here from the reporter when he asked about the feed from Bergy on his goal

    https://www.nhl.com/bruins/video/locker-room-raw-anders-bjork/t-277437088/c-52940903
     
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    So far I really like what I see. He isn't afraid to follow the puck wherever it is.

    He's gonna drive D men nuts.
     
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    He seemed last night to have that Marchand-like tenacity when pursuing the puck. The goal he scored he really started with a strong pursuit forcing the D-man to move the puck to the other side of the ice where Marchand had a great steal

    Now, obviously he wasn`t chasing Keith or Seabrook but the kid has NHL speed and his hockey IQ is evident even from the comfort of my couch, could have had 2 goals, made a nice pass interception from a Hawks D-man that he flew high over Crawford, exciting
     
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    Following the win, coach Bruce Cassidy all but assured that Bjork has made the team – and likely will start asthe first-line right winger on the Marchand-Begeron line.

    “Yes, sure does to me,” said Cassidy, asked if Bjork looks like he belongs on the team. “Again, the competition will stiffen for him and we’ll keep evaluating that. He has skill, speed, and he’s got courage. He gets to the dirty areas. He is hard to play against. He gives second effort on pucks.

    “It’s not one and done with him, and for a young kid, that’s special, to be able to hang in there and battle for those turnovers. That’s usually the part of the game you have to continue to grind on them — but he has a lot of that. I’d like to think some of that is Bergy and Marchy’s influence.”


    “You definitely don’t want to overthink,” said the 21-year-old Bjork. “That’s something that can get you into trouble. But you obviously have to be conscious of the system and different focus points of the game. But mainly you try to paly with instinct and try to practice with that system in mind, so when it comes to the game you can just play. It’s so fast, you don’t have time to think.”


    http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/b...very-anthem/COBRvSHUbA7PnZqG1POBFJ/story.html
     
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    5th round pick, ya just never know when drafting a kid who`ll rise to be a player
     
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    Still a first-year pro, Bjork’s ability to read and react with similar poise and timing of Bergeron and Marchand is certainly impressive, especially against an up-tempo team like the Blackhawks, but it’s not exactly the shock to the system for the veteran Bergeron.

    “I noticed it in practice – I know it’s practice but still – we were doing a lot of forechecking drills and we were finding ways to get the puck back by all of us,” Bergeron said of Bjork’s forechecking game. “Reading the play and being aggressive and he’s really good at getting the puck back, by being strong on his stick but also moving his feet and reading the play and getting to where the puck is going to get to.”

    http://www.weei.com/blogs/ty-anderson/bruins-4-blackhawks-2-meet-your-first-line
     
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    They definitely will. I imagine he'll be playing with 37 and 63 quite a bit.

    I agree that a balanced attack is the way to go. I think that Krejci and Pastrnak will mesh quite well together, but they need a solid guy at LW to help. Hopefully DeBrusk can be that. I'm not worried at all about Bjork. From what he's shown me this preseason he's 100% ready... Smarts and skill are off the charts. He'll have his peaks and valleys but he's definitely a lock to make the team and he'll be on the 1st line RW. He earned it. So excited to see what he can do over a full season.
     
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    Quick in space and makes good decisions

    Teams would be wise to put the body on him every time he gets the puck
     
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    it`s an option but IMO, not so sure Bjork will be replaced too often on that line
     
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    It's possible that we may have TWO Calder candidates in our lineup this year :yo:
     
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    I could easily see all three Calder Finalists Bruins

    McAvoy
    Bjork
    DeBrusk
     
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    Debrusk has had a decent pre season but not at the level of Bjork. Has Bruskie even scored a goal/point yet?
     
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    That's what stood out for me. If he keeps that up for 82 games, that line is going to dominate at another level. Because if he's putting pressure on people, Marchand and Bergeron are going to force the turnovers.
     
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    If we have three Calder finalists we'll probably be winning the division.

    Think McAvoy is the only one with a realistic chance.
     

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