Prospect Info: Bruins Prospects IX - Stay on Subject!

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  1. ODAAT

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    Love the work @BruinsNetwork does, offers a fair insight and has made it clear he`s here to share his reports with us and focus less on what a prospect doesn`t bring but more what the development of a prospect is looking like and I appreciate it

    Dom, it`s well established is our hockey guy here, just gets to see far more hockey at every level than most here and has connections the majority of us dream of here

    I got to many Mooseheads games while living in Halifax but that exposed me only to the QMJHL, since my move to Victoria, I got to see a few Royals games but did buy season tix for this coming season, also hit a few BCHL games as the Victoria Grizzlies play literally around the corner from me and there games are a blast, one thing really fun about them is you can see the scouts at their games as the barn is small and it`s not hard to determine who is there as a spectator and who`s working.

    That all said, my horrific track record with predicting a kid`s future is well known and I shouldn`t be on any short list for future scout:)
     
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    If they had a previous NHL contract, then they would require a qualifying offer each year (Koko, JFK) and become UFA on their 27th birthday. If they never signed an NHL contract, the Bruins would retain his rights, sometimes indefinitely (Chudinov)

    Then there are others who never signed a contract that must be signed by a certain date or become UFA. That depends on whether they were drafted from Major Junior, Europe or NCAA (USHL).

    Best source for info right here: Boston Bruins Reserve List - CapFriendly - NHL Salary Caps
     
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    Keep at it man, you're doing great!
     
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    Pronman: Top 123 NHL prospects entering the 2019-20 season

    Pronman again, ranks the top 123 prospects not in the NHL, only one Bruin, Studnicka at #102 (down for 77 the last time). Consider the source.
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    "Jack Studnicka, C, Boston
    Feb. 18, 1999 | 6-foot-1 | 172 pounds

    Drafted: 53rd-overall (2017)
    Previous ranking: 77

    Skating: 50
    Puck Skills: 60
    Physical Game: 50
    Hockey sense: 60

    Studnicka had a good season between Oshawa and Niagara, and took off offensively following the trade. He’s always flashed offensive skill but this season he was dynamic with the puck more consistently, as a threat off rushes to beat defenders with skill. His hockey sense is very good. He’s creative with the puck and sees the ice very well, makinng high-level plays in tight areas. Studnicka isn’t an overly physical player, but he’s a competent defensive center. His skating is fine for the pro level. He won’t turn pro defenders, but he can skate at that level. He’s a well-rounded player who may not be an impact NHL forward but could be a very quality pro."
     
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    The B's seem to be ranked very low in terms of prospects from the experts. It appears to be the quality of the prospects, and not quantity. Personally, I think if they can get one player a year from Prov to the NHL, and they really contribute, I think they are doing pretty good. Considering how good the B's have been year after year, and where they
    draft, I think they are doing very good

    Just saw there was a thread dedicated to the rankings, my bad.
     
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    For 77th overall I'm pretty happy with this, he sounds like a good number 2 center on a good team. Add Beecher and Frederic 2-4C are in good shape for years to come, they need to get a young number 1 through trade or the draft though. Bruins have been spoiled having Krejci and Bergeron for over ten years.
     
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    McKeen's had them at 15 at the top of their third tier of prospects. I don't have them that high but I like McKeen's and the usually are good at projecting prospects. I still have them in the mid to high 20's.
     
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    I would take Vaak ahead of so many guys on that list. He was the best defenseman on the team that won the WJC by keeping the puck out of the net. He looked good in the NHL and AHL. He was a hair away from playing in the Stanley Cup final.
     
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    It appears Sweeney & Co. has this plan of drafting bigger, stronger, more reliable two-way centers to solidify the middle and provide stability to the future core of wingers. Even if Beecher and Frederic aren't capable of first-line offense one day, the rest of their attributes might make them suitable for top-six roles with the right wingers.

    It's tough to find first-line centers, obviously, but they Bruins seem to be planning on compensating with guys like Beecher, Frederic and Studnicka down the middle. Those first two guys, Beecher and Frederic, can skate with the best of them, but also make plays and be commanding, physical presences down the middle.

    Studnicka? While he's not bulky or huge, he's around 6'1" and has the height and reach that some smaller centers don't. He's someone who projects as a top-six center in my opinion, though. His offense took a leap this year and I saw a lot more offensive liberties taken between last year and right now.

    Nonetheless, back to the main point I'm trying to make. By drafting guys like Beecher, Frederic and Studnicka, although he isn't like the other two, it gives the Bruins the ability to weather the storm after Bergeron and Krejci. Having those big, strong, fleet-footed centers who can compete and skate with anyone makes it easier to open up space for smaller, high-end wingers on the ice.

    Building from the middle of the roster and backend makes for a solid future with the way the current NHL is trending.
     
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    That's a good take on things, and I'll just add that so long as the Bruins are successful, getting that sure thing 1st line center out of the draft isn't happening. Hard to get that guy picking in the bottom half every year. Yes, Krejci and Bergeron were 2nd rounders, but the Bruins hit homeruns on those. Maybe one or more of these young guys or someone even more unexpected is like that. Who knows? But drafting where they do consistently, these types of picks make the most sense.
     
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    Ding ding ding, and that’s also exactly why they value character id imagine. Imo those with high character (like Bergeron) are more likely to exceed their perceived ceiling due to things like work-ethic, effort, and tenacity

    So you pick one of these high end character kids like Frederic or Studnicka and you hope that with hard work and growth they can develop beyond the expectations Had of them when they were drafted
     
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    He looked as advertised. Quick, skilled and tenacious. Looked stronger than he did last ear in similar settings, which was nice to see. He's not afraid of anyone on the ice and isn't afraid to try and pull off dekes and dangles. He's a confident player in regards to his offensive ability, but he's also responsible and doesn't need to be babysat in any capacity.

    His two-way game obviously needs some work at the next level to keep up against pros, which is completely normal and expected, but I liked what I saw. He was really, really chippy against Buffalo on Saturday and continued to engage in scrums and agitating behavior after what seemed like every whistle. He's someone to be excited about and I'm sure he'll be a favorite around here soon enough.
     
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    When you see a player like Brayden Point, a legit #1C, picked in the 3rd round by a contending team, it gives you hope that the Bruins' scouting staff can continue to find success.
     
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    yah, you got me beat- I probably go to 50 or so and then the Bruins playoffs- Bruins 30 regular seasons sometimes more but around there, Providence a half dozen but its been as high as 15 or so when the Monarchs were around- and a handful of college games mostly Lowell and Mrerrimac but the Beanpot and Hockey East at the Garden....maybe gives me another handful

    the problem is I have ADHD and miss most of the game eating and crowd watching, talking and drinking....
     
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    I am not sure about Lauko upside because I just don't know about his hands but he's old school 'I'll find a ****ing way' or 'nobody told me I can't make it so I intend to'. He will be an NHL player because he does so much well, plays as they say to the whistle, skates well, and competes as hard as anyone. Lets see if he can make plays if so this will be a great pick.

    DeBrusk has hands- I'm looking for Mike Hoffman type of player- a dangerous 28-35 goal 65-70 point second line stud who can come up big.

    Senyshyn - kept an eye on him Friday and he's looks all the part. Plus size, probably somewhere around 6'1- 6'2 and solid, skates very well.

    skating and size he's exactly what you want- but whats under the hood is really what its all about with him

    I know he has a shot but they all have a shot- unless you are talking Frank Vatrano type of shot. His hands and able to make quick decisions and see the ice are really what its all about- he's got the computer hardware, whats the Operating System going to be.

    Jury is out. Rooting hard for him, if I had 3 wishes to use on Bruins prospects to succeed he's getting one for shuuuure.

    Joe (Glorydaze) and I go back and forth all the time on texts or the phone or even in person when I see him on guys- we both were eons ahead of Griffin Reinhart blows before Chiarelli traded for him, and giving up the 16th and 33rd pick in the stacked 2015 draft. I watched him a few times in Providence and was texting Joe during the game I do not like this guy. I can attest trsashing Alex Nylander in my views of him in Providence similarly,

    Nylander may prove me wrong in the end, but like Joe, when you have kids who play or played and did some coaching you are keen to watch the extra stuff and that is how I like to watch guys- really comes down to after you determine they can get from point A to point B, their brains and desire.

    I'm not sure DeBrusk has anymore desire than Senyshyn. What it will come down to is Senyshyn ability to make plays, quick plays, quick decisions.

    One prospect who I only saw in DC this summer was Quinn Olson but I'm betting he ends up making it and likely in a big way. I liked everything about him but the one thing that stood out is the puck found him, the guy had radar.

    You watch Carson Kuhlman and I feel the same way. He is undersized and not a blazer like Yvan Cournoyer but he always is around the puck and making good decisions. I'll be curious what his Camp plays out like.
     
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    I have to say, this is so bleeping good its scary

    not sure who Ben Kerr is but I was super impressed

    A+ take in my view

    I'm encouraged what you said about Lauzon.

    Vaak could be a monster pairing with McAvoy or if they don't resign Krug on the second pair in 2020-21 with Carlo

    lot of options but by 2020-21 the Bruins could/should have both Vaak and Lauzon in the top 7

    the wild card is Krug.....his contract and he would have to be protected exposing one of these D men
     
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    Off on the timing I think.
     
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    I’m stunned he dropped to the third round.
     
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    There were some people and outlets out there that had him as a first-round pick, so I’m surprised too. Remember tweeting on draft day that Lauko would be the steal of that draft. Hopefully he keeps proving that right.
     
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    was ranked as high as 37 I think and remember being super pissed the Bruins passed on him in round 2.
     
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    red line had lauko as a solid 1st rounder - forget his exact ranking
     
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    Only negative issue I have with this team so far, in this super early season, is that there doesn't seem to be any potential spots for a younger prospect to "steal" considering the roster we have. The D is set with Moore and Miller likely starting the season on LTIR; I can see a forward - i.e maybe Bjork (if he does, I prefer to see him with Bergy) winning a spot, but other than that ... nothing. It would obviously help to unload Backes' contract, which would open up another spot.
     
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    I don't see Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson on the roster. He went back to Sweden ?
    I must have missed that. What was the reason ?
     

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