Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Rubber Biscuit, Apr 10, 2018.
Let's start a thread for Kenny Agostino or Jimmy Vesey.
Thanks,I'll have to read it in depth
I thought the Bruins adding a free agent to the organization was worthy of a thread, especially on an off day. Sorry
I remember when they signed Krug I saw him down stairs in the lobby outside Legends and his head was shaved and he looked like he was 15. We met him and I was thinking 'this is the great Torey Krug, Sweeney has been so hot about'
My kid sat in Legends for the next hour watching video after video of Krug. She was quite impressed- but me not really being that up to date on his exploits questioned his size and would he get killed out there.
Well I did know Sweeney followed him and lobbied for Chiarelli to take him with a later draft pick that Boston didn't use (Trotman? But I could be wrong on player but that he wanted Krug is correct) and he stayed in constant contact with Krug through college and Torey's loyalty to Donny Hawkey paid off even when the hometown Wings came swooping in and Krug went with Boston.
You just never know with these kids and Don 'swing 'n a miss' Sweeney occasionally goes yard so.....
Spare 4th line guy or does he offer anything more?
Welcome! Probably not going to get too many looks above PRO, but free prospect for free is good for me.
I'd say if he ever makes it in the NHL, that's what we're looking at. Who knows though.
Lol, are you always a Debbie Downer?
Seems like Riley Nash 2.0...low risk, high reward potential
I like the add for sure, I would like to see us get a couple of RD in a similar manner though.
Noel Acciari part 2. I like it.
Just a realist.
Floor Steve Yzerman.
Ceiling Sidney Crosby.
Seems like a guy whose best case is 4th line, maybe 3rd line. All he costs is $$$ and a contract spot. I think one thing we've learned is you can't overpay bottom of the line-up players. The best way to do that is to develop them, so you have them on cheap contracts. If I'm a GM, I'm signing as many fast, defensively responsible college UDFAs as possible. It should give you a sizable pool of players to draw from for your 4th line.
Seems like a kid who has at least a chance of being a gritty 3rd/4th line type. Can he stick at C as a pro?
Bruins have the space so worth a chance.
Very reminiscent of signing Noel after PC won the Natty 3 years ago. Can't go wrong will help Providence at the very least.
What's realistic about writing a player's career before it even happens? If he turns into an NHL 4th line player, then you were wrong.
There's a BU contingent on and behind the bench ready to recruit him, but would his dad steer him away from Causeway Street?
Carpenter, Fabbro Collect All-New England Honors - Boston University
Karson Kuhlman played 166 straight games for UMD, the seventh longest streak in NCAA history. The record is 175 by Chris Porter of North Dakota.
http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_icehockey_rb/2009/MIH DI 2009.pdf
imagine if GM`s/Organizations gave up as easily on players as fans do? Crazy, I know absolutely nothing about this guy and while his stats aren`t eye popping to write him off or peg him as a career AHL`er or 4th liner before he`s pulled a pro jersey just isn`t right IMO.
Do I or would I predict top 6 forward if I were solely looking at his stats? Probably not, stats don`t tell the story, we`ve all seen late round picks go on to have very solid careers. There`s a guy wearing #61 picked 178th and that was a guy who put up some heady numbers in Junior yet still slipped to the 5th/6th round...ya just never know
Be real. He's an undrafted 22 year old who is smaller and with no offensive talent. Not worth the effort of the typed word.
And yet, you typed the quoted post above...
If you think he will amount to nothing, why bother commenting at all, or comment just once?
ps I'm sure you realize that once NCAA players get past a certain age, they cannot be drafted until they graduate or leave school, so I'm not sure how relevant his age is.
Exactly. And this guy's a heart and soul type player, team captain, came up huge in the frozen four so he knows how to step it up. Good signing and hope he pans out.
How many games have you watched of his?
Just some knowledge for you - Tim Schaller and Noel Acciari were both undrafted college players with no offensive talent. Glad our front office didn't look at their 22 year old college stats and decide they are garbage.
He's a no risk signing, why don't you relax a little and try to be positive?
Many people excuse their pessimism by calling it realism, as though things usually don't work out. In the "real" world you don't get Joe Pavelski or Jamie/Jordie Benn, or Krug because they are undrafted or so late round that how could they possibly ever be more than AHL fodder. Oh wait, you do, except that it isn't "realistic" to hope it happens with Kuhlman.