Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by TP, Oct 18, 2018.
Plays center on the third line with Heinen and Teddy’s kid.
oh good lord, I was thinking there was another Karlsson in the B`s system who is impressing wherever he`s playing
Could shift Schenn to the wing though where, if not mistaken, he has played before
Clearly another coffee is required here
Easy to do. Most here call him JFK for short.
Agree, Schenn could fill that 2RW, but I’m just concerned with giving up any of our skilled young forwards. Especially now that they are showing that skill.
the College line playing well for sure, can`t recall the last time I`ve not been lazy and actually typed out JFK`s name
I think the B`s have the pieces to make that deal with the Blues, the question (s) will be, not how much the Blues want in return but what positions are they looking to fill and with what player. It`s a toughie, Schenn is a real nice player, checks all the boxes of what I think the B`s need, like to see it happen. I`m far more excited with Schenn than any deal involving a Simmonds/Carter
Daddy has a friend in the Bruins front office, that's why. And when you think about it this is shortchanging Ryan's development, not helping it.
Been wondering the same myself although I did like his 3 zone game better last night but loads of room for improvement
He's also the best goal scorer in the system, something Boston desperately needs. Even in Providence he's been very productive. I don't think it has to do with the name as much as people think. He definitely needs to get better but he is producing better than any of the other kids that came up did. I do think there is space for another kid as well such as Cehlarik, Fitz, or Frederick. I don't think Seny is quite ready, but is progressing well.
He's been having more good games than bad for the past month. I don't normally believe that a playoff contending NHL team is the right place to develop a prospect, but it is what it is and I've been pleased with Donato's continued progression.
On deeper teams he is in the AHL. He is the best of the lesser options. Less to do about his dad.
his compete level is better since the callup, and he's shooting the puck much more.
before the demotion it was basically 1 shot a game. after he came back it is about 3.
Donato rips a shot from outside the dot and it’s a snipe
Washington scores a similar goal and Halak sucks
Surely you're not comparing the Backstrom goal to Donato's.
One was a prime high percentage scoring chance, the other one wasn't.
He’s been playing much better as of late.
If anything, being Teddy’s kid only makes things worse for him.
He keeps playing the way he has been, he’ll keep earning his spot in the line up
Backstrom’s was tipped by miller
Do you watch the games?
It wasn’t, shot under Millers stick
Agree with this. Easy to notice on the ice. He also wins more 1vs1 battle.
Yeah for harvard it seemed like he was a one man show on the forecheck and was Marchand like down low. In Nhl he is rarely F1 and seems to hope the other guys will do the work to get him the puck. He is improving and I think is up for good now, just a thing to improve on.
I noticed yesterday that at least 3 times when kid line went on back check he went straight to the bench. Hard to tell if he was told to do so by Cassidy or just bailed out on his line.
Hit the heel and slightly changed the follow up, made it difficult for any goalie to track it
Donato went a game without using the wrap around. Feeling more and more like he is Vatrano, rather see Cehlarik or Senyshyn before we make trades.
A tough night for Teddy. He got stonewalled, boarded, robbed on the breakaway, ragdolled. I think his compete level is better than at the beginning of the season. The real weakness is his strength. The whole kid line has no real jam not only him. Looks like he will snipe it when open and uncontested for the time being. I don't think he will have that kind of luxury very often in the playoffs.
Solid analysis. For the time being I'm hoping the kid line stays intact simply because there is really nobody better at the moment, and maybe they can grow their games while gaining chemistry. But, yeah, the playoffs terrify me as they relate to the kid line. Donato is trying very hard relative to earlier in the season, and I love that about him. Problem is he is so freaking weak. You have to be able to exploit matchups and score with the third line some come playoff time. Cannot do that if your third line is getting pushed around.
Strength and also reaching for the puck instead of skating to it is something that drives me up the wall with him. It leaves Donato, who doesn't have a lot of strength to begin with, little leverage to work with when the puck is contested. The kid is giving maximum effort out there and isn't afraid to take a hit, so kudos to him. I think the hits to the mouth, getting dental work, and getting banged up have helped give him some confidence that he can stick his nose in the dirty areas and live to tell the tale. I like his hands, compete level, and offensive IQ since his callup. He still needs to work on his strength and skating, as his first step and acceleration are a tad too slow.
I keep reading butchy saying "put in his time," and keep wondering if hes talking about donato.. i go back and forth on him.. right now, there seems to be too much pressure on him and he seems to want to shoot it as soon as the puck gets on his stick.. overall i actually really like that line and sure they get pushed around but ive actually been pleasantly surprised at the amount of o-zone time they are able to get.. really fun line to root for
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