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

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  1. DKH

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    Aho is a number one center- so isn’t Point and Bergeron and OReilly and William Karlsson etc

    I’ll let it play out

    Bergeron will be a top center minimum 2 more seasons

    Lot can happen development, drafting, trades
     
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    Can we not talk about the draft or future years rosters?
     
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    Not sure if this has been posted here yet

     
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    I know
     
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    Jean_Jacket41 Neely = HOF

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    Bruins will again be a top team in the East and one top Cup contender.

    -Best 1st line in NHL signed long term under 20M
    -Top G
    -Great special teams
    -Best 1-12D group in the league.
    -Great depth
    -Plethora of ELC ready to step in as key contributors

    They will certainly add at some point and be ready for another long run that may result in a 4th SCF in 10 years and 2nd Cup.

    We’ll just have to watch and see. Bruins may not get the benefit of avoiding TB or Wsh this year but anyway, it’s always tough. Last year, they played two of the best 3 teams since Jan 1st (Car and Stl), another that swept the President trophy winner that loaded up at the deadline and the center of the universe Leafs. Wasn’t as easy a road as some try to make it to be...

    One thing is certain, the past 10 years were great and it doesn’t look like it will slow down for the near futur.

    It’s a very good time to be a Bruins fan.
     
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    This will be one of the more interesting training camps in recent memory. There are no less than 27 players who are either NHL regulars or have looked like capable NHL players, and that's not including guys who may take that step this year, guys like Frederic and Vaakanainen.

    Gryz - McAvoy
    Krug - Carlo
    Chara - Clifton
    Moore - Miller
    X: Kampfer

    That's 9 defensemen. I know Moore is going to start on LTIR so that frees up one spot. Will Miller be ready at the start of the season? If McAvoy and Carlo sign they'll have their 7.

    Marchand - Bergeron - Pasta
    DeBrusk - Krejci - #2RW
    Heinen - Coyle - #3RW
    Nordstrom - Kuraly - Wagner
    X: Lindholm, Backes

    That's 12 and there are at least 4 guys with legitimate shots at those two middle6 wing spots: Kuhlman, Cehlarik, Bjork and Ritchie.
     
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    The lineup I would love to see but think it will never happen...

    Marchand - Bergeron - Heinen
    Cehlarik - Krejci - Pastrnak
    DeBrusk - Coyle - Bjork

    I like this because I think it spreads your offense, but still leaves you with three really strong lines. I think DeBrusk and Bjork would be dynamic together, tons of speed and they're strengths/weaknesses fit together, i.e. one guy who never shoots (Bjork) and another who never passes (DeBrusk).


    The lineup I expect to see looks more like this...

    Marchand - Bergeron - Pasta
    DeBrusk - Krejci - Kuhlman
    Heinen - Coyle - Bjork

    I don't hate it. I think Bjork can replicate a lot of what MoJo did in terms of being that puck carrier through the neutral zone and playmaker in zone. DeBrusk and Kuhlman also have some good chemistry and similar speed... My hesitation is that I'm not sold on Kuhlman's offensive upside. He never had more than 20 something points in college. He's shown flashes in the NHL and he could be a late bloomer but I'd be more comfortable with him on line3.

    I think your dark horse is Ritchie. I think the brass would love to see him find a place in the top9 and will spot him on different lines to see if there's a fit. If not he drops into the 4th line mix so it's not a big deal but I fully expect to see Ritchie get time with Krejci and even Bergeron at times.
     
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    Those nine players will indeed likely form the top three lines, but I would like to see the following configuration:

    Marchand-Bergeron-Bjork
    Debrusk-Krejci-Pastrnak
    Heinen-Coyle-Senyshyn

    I really want Zach to have a great training camp and earn a spot in Boston. If he does, then he'd be great on the third line. Each of these lines would have a shooter, and the scoring would be spread out a bit and not be so top-heavy. As for Kuhman, I think that he'll be the 13th forward and play in and out primarily on the fourth line. Who knows what will happen with Ritchie, while Backes should be sent to Providence.
     
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    Marchand-Bergeron-Pasta
    JDB-Krejci-Senyshyn
    Heinen-Coyle-Kuhlman

    Is how I would do the Top 9 for the first 10 games or so.
     
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    I cannot see ZS making the team out of camp let alone be in the top 9.
    As far as the forwards are concerned I would like to see:
    Marchand-Bergy-Pasta
    JDB-Krejci-Bjork
    Heinen-Coyle-Kulman
    Nordstrom-Kuraly-Wagner
    Ritchie is the 13th forward
    Stud/Frederic/Steen the next players that get called up.
    Backes starts the year on LTIR or in the AHL.
     
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    My guess of what the opening night roster will look like

    Marchand -- Bergeron -- Pasta

    DeBrusk -- Krejci -- Bjork

    Heinen -- Coyle -- Senyshyn

    Nordstrom -- Kuraly -- Wagner

    bench: Ritchie, Kulhman
    LTIR: Backes

    Gryz -- McAvoy

    Krug -- Carlo

    Chara -- Clifton

    bench: Kampfer
    LTIR: Moore, Miller

    Rask
    Halak
     
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    Probably exactly what will happen. There are a lot of combinations that could work but this looks like the most likely one barring injuries.
     
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    I predicted a similar lineup. With regard to Backes, though, LTIR appears to be impossible, given that he’s supposedly healthy. I imagine that he’d be Providence-bound instead.
     
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    Couldn't find a good place to put this, so mods feel free to move if there's a better place. I just cracked up at this whole video. :laugh:

     
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    Beat ya to it in the Golf thread
     
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    .........oh.

    I don't think what they were doing was actual golf, though :laugh:
     
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