Boston Bruins It’s here: 2019-20 journey begins

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  1. DKH

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    Tomorrow I’m assuming Warrior ice will be getting a workout between the rookies getting ready for the Buffalo rookie tournament next weekend and Captains Practice.

    Time to put game 7 behind them and realize what they have

    A. Top 5 Defense in hockey (I’d go number 1 in quantity and probably number 1 in quality as well but we will keep it at 5)

    B. Top 5 Goaltending in hockey (again 1 if you are taking the duo but I’ll keep it at 5 again)

    C. Top 5 Center group 1-4 in hockey (Bergeron, Krejci, Coyle, Kuraly) ~ the bottom twosome may be the best 3/4 in the game the top two : Bergeron & Krejci until they slip are top 5 easy

    D. Top 4 Wingers: again top 5. Marchand a 100 point scorer; Pastrnak prorated to 49 goals and DeBrusk 33. They are 23 and 22.

    E. Depth - crazy depth. Their organization is loaded with players with high floors

    Expecting a great year

    Oh? Wait??? I read on the Main Board they are old and cooked

    Hmmmm- I read last September the Patriots were old and cooked after their horrendous loss to Eagles when Malcolm Butler didn’t play any D. First Take on ESPN said Belichick lost the team - Brady rift was bad.

    Now I read the Patriots are one of youngest teams in football and a power house

    Nice parallel
     
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    It's not here till I see the Prospect Challenge roster
     
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    You can write it down as you watch
     
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    You know I don't have the concentration to do both
     
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    I’ve been reading Bruins prospects are 29-31 in hockey so you might want to skip

    If you watch keep an eye on top prospect Alex Nylander of the Sabres. He’s been rated. Top prospect on Sabres & top prospect top 10 overall on HF

    I read on HF he’s a stud a couple years ago

    2017-18 Top 10 Buffalo Sabres Prospects
     
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    Tage Thompson too
     
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    First time I've ever contemplated how much giving some vets time off to start the season might be beneficial. My gut says they know how to reign it in, though. Idk. Hopefully they stream at least one of the games, I'm not driving again.
     
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    Looking over 2016 prospect lists and busts all over - interesting the Bruins aren’t rated highly and lo and behold DeBrusk, Carlo, Grzelcyk, Heinen all have exceeded MANY top 10 and MOST of 26-50

    Well well well
     
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    One approach I’m expecting is Coyle especially and Kuraly do the ‘city’ drivivg

    Coyle to me can play 200 feet -I didn’t realize he was such a beast

    He and Kuraly should play 75% of the P.K. during regular season and defensive starts

    Let 37 & 46 have the offensive zone starts unless late in close games

    Belichick goes to Edelman on punt returns in big games and playoffs - Cassidy can take similar approach to 37 & 46

    You cut back ‘here and there’

    There are basically 4 guys to manage and Chara already has a different role; Marchand to me is in the July of his career - two guys to me (37 & 46)

    Bergeron
    Krejci
    Marchand
    Chara

    Everyone else is 28 or under

    Seems pretty easy how to do it
     
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    I like that book.

    Not to mention our D was bottom 5 some 2 years ago.
     
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    Great post...pumped up....now that I don't go to school, or my kids, this is a great time of year. I hated school lol.

    Looking for two of Bjork, Kuhlman, Senny and Ritchie to grab the 2 and 3 RW spots (could see Ritchie beating out Wagner for the 4th maybe).. trying to make myself promise not to get too worked up over the regular season. Just not worth it and doesn't matter where you finish and I think I prefer the Bruins on the road anyways.
     
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    The game 4 clincher/sweep in Carolina a 4-0 win that had

    Moore -McAvoy
    Krug- Carlo
    Grzelcyk-Clifton

    Was as good a transition execution of the Sweeney blueprint as I’ve seen - all 27 or under

    Moore played that game with a broken shoulder

    Vaakanainen, Lauzon, Zboril, Andersson, Zech etc in the pipeline
     
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    Our D is set for a long time.

    Incredible move by Sweeney & co.
     
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    Center group looks loaded

    I’m interested how JFK develops in the SEL without the bull **** targeting
     
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    Should be a good move to build up confidence.

    On the other hand we get Steen from same league. I've watched few Farjestad games last season. Very explosive player, goes to dirty areas and plays with an edge. Breakout season last year.
     
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    I have a. Mini Providence pack looking forward to seeing what he’s got

    I think JFK comes back a much better player

    He’s got experience and frame of reference in AHL & NHL already and just playing and learning the finer points I believe will be good for him
     
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    Shen gonna be a big hit here, I think. Grown man strength and just straight up north-south all day, and good hands. I'm more excited for him than Steen I think, but I also have never seen Steen play except in Youtube highlights; Shen I watched a bunch of online.
     
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    Nylander was traded to the Hawks about 3 weeks ago.
     
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    I agree with this OP. I'm also not going to worry about our RFAs for another 3 weeks as I think we are closer with them than most of the prominent RFAs are with their clubs. But I really want to win this division. When I looked at Vegas odds to win the 2020 Cup us Tampa and Toronto were the 3 favorites. Whomever has the best record will have a massive advantage. I am not feeling a great October we might be short 2 D and I can see Rask/Halak combo taking time to warm up.

    The other reservation I have is the stubbornness of the organization. Will Marchand and Bergeron take an even strength shift on another line this year? Hasn't happened yet a decade into Brad's career.

    The third line is a question mark. I think it will be OK but we might want to have 2 checking lines and load up the top 6 vs 3 'balanced' scoring lines and a good 4th. Try and give DK a line like he had 2011-2014. So if we bump up Coyle to DKs line are we gonna Paille Kuraly and not let him leave the fourth to help the third even if we have plenty of good options best suited to replacing him as 4C?


    But I see #1 goalie and top 5 team.
     
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    Who’s Boston’s future #1 center?
     
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    love DKH's optimism as always, but i'd say you can argue who are the future #1 and #2 centers?
    i really like studnicka but jury is out if he's a 2C. those other guys look like bottom 6 to me, at least
    right now.

    either way, should be a fun season. agree with the poster who said avoiding TB and toronto
    is probably the key to survival.
     
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    Bergeron 2019-2022

    Remember to ask me in 2022. I’ll be able to have more information available

    I’m of the belief 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 is the future

    If you want a name in the mid 20’s I see them trading for Eichel after a falling out in Buffalo

    Bergeron 2019-22
    Eichel 2022-2031
     
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    What is the future ?

    2025?

    2020?

    2022?

    2525 ?

    I could give a flying **** about anything past next June 15th
     
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    They have had 2 of them for over a decade, neither of which were projected as being one. I'm not overly optimistic about any one center in the system atm, but I love Frederic a lot having watched him regularly, and a friend of mine who got to watch Studnicka doesn't think he tops out as a 3c at all as a pro. But who knows. Personally, I'm more interested in Brendan Gaunce becoming an everyday NHL'er with offensive upside because I loathe the city of Vancouver, and I got to see him play a decent amount on AHL TV, and he was noticeable every shift pretty much on a truly boring and pretty bad Comets team...
     
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    You think that Bergeron will remain an elite #1 center for another three years? Given his age and those injuries that appear to be creeping up, I’m not entirely convinced.

    I do like your thinking about Eichel, however. :nod:
     
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