Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Fenway, Sep 20, 2020.
Prospect Info: - Bruins Prospects XI - Stay on subject!
Fresh thread, nice. I'll open it up with this, sorry if its already been discussed.
How do we see Covid shutdowns effecting prospect development?? No AHL, CHL, or NCAA games. Not sure what Europe looks like, but assuming its similar. Now we've got all these kids who ideally need to be playing to grow their game. How do we see this effecting development?
(not looking for leagues should/shouldn't open politics, but rather given current shutdowns, what effects do we anticipate)
Europe is playing hence a few Euro Bruin prospects already getting games in
I suspect NCAA will get going in December ,might be a bit of uneven scheduling so will have to hope most of the games are competitive ,we'll see
AHL might start earlier than the NHL,Providence already plays a heavy local flavor schedule,might make sense to keep them within Springfield, Hartford, Bridgeport area for a bit
CHL is starting soon if I heard correctly,wonder what they're doing about the American teams?
Zboril is gonna make the team next year I can feel it. So excited for this kid. He has a lot to prove. I love stories like this.
Fairy tales? Jk jk but Some people don't believe in love at first sight Don but you laid eyes on that +20 plus/minus from Zboril last year and the legend has been growing since
Zboril actually wasn't a reach where he was drafted so I really have high Hopes for him and becomes a late bloomer who becomes a solid dman. I think its turning it around for this kid.
A first round pick who hasn't lived up to his potential?
Why would you like that?
indefinite loan? Providence has a start date, no? That seems like a weird term unless that’s just what they call it.
Yeah, I guess it is because the AHL has a planned start date but maybe subject to contingencies? So it is actually unknown? Or maybe Boston gave him his walking papers . . .
If Lauzon continues to develop and Vaak and Zboril develop who do u protect? What do u do?
You make a deal or lose a good player and move on.
Not weird, especially given roster sizes and extra forwards in the AHL season, more so not knowing how any of that with translate into real life. The RTP committee works on it everyday, Sweeney and Dubas included, so they’re roster moves are hints and clues into the season, in my opinion anyways.
Koppanen has surprisingly good mobility and plays a good defensive game, but there’s no much else. Good shot, but not much offensive awareness or acumen. Soft hands, but not much creativity so he’s really only best in a Nordstrom-like role IMO. Which isn’t bad for a 6’5” forward of course, however, Providence needs others to have more TOI.
Koppanen is probably best suited as an extra in Providence. Playing overseas where he can play more and see more TOI is probably better though in the interim, hence the “indefinitely” marker.
I humbly ask for a JFK update? Is the player still on the Bruins radar? Thanks for anyone with info.
Seconded. Production wasn’t very intriguing in 40 games for him in the SHL (I’d say the 4th best league in the world). He was a 2nd round pick and is still only 23 (turns 24 next month).
Curious about his situation.
His GPG and PPG this past season in the SHL was basically the same as it was during his brief time in the NHL the season previous.
I don’t know how others view the rankings but I believe it’s like this:
With an obvious gap between the NHL and the rest.
So I guess my point is that he produced the same as he did here in the NHL and produced at 0.56 PPG at the AHL and I think that league is better quality. So I still think JFK has potential. Didn’t he also go home to be close to family? That could be a factor in a lot of things. I guess we’ll see what happens.
I do believe it was mutually agreed upon by him and the Bruins so there isn't any animosity there and he could return if he wishes. Doesn't seem like a Koko situation where he basically took his ball and went home because he felt he wasn't getting an opportunity he deserved.
Matias Mäntykivi is a player. Looking forward to see him out of yellow and black and into black and gold. Really nice pick up in the 6th round.
Unfortunate news related to Jesse Gabriel:
Former CBR Brave Jesse Gabrielle launches legal action against Ice Hockey League after 'homophobic comments' | The RiotACT
That guy has problems wherever he goes. I guess because wherever you go, there you are. And he was our next Brad Marchand
People tend to forget D men can take much longer to develop because the position is much harder to learn. This kid could still be a gem, he has the draft pedigree hopefully he takes a leap forward this season.
He's 23. It's too bad that if a kid doesn't hit by 21 around here they get called a bust.
You make a great point. These guys from 15-16 on are still very young. I still get aggravated about the 2015 draft but I have to get over it. At least the Bruins got players like Carlo, Pasta, and McAvoy outside of the top ten overall.
Can't hit on them all, especially drafting in the bottom third for a decade.
That said, not sold on Sweeney's version of drafting and development to date...
It's understandable- teams will miss on guys for sure. One thing I try to keep in mind as we see other clubs putting their 19 and 20 year old prospects into full-time NHL duty is that the Bruins, because they are consistently one of the leagues better teams (occasional blip aside) have the luxury of longer development paths. We've seen a lot of clubs ruin their young players by giving them too much too soon because they need the help. You can't accuse the Bruins of that at least. I think they play it out too long sometimes but until a player gets to be about 25 or so, it is hard to really label them a big bust with justice.
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