Boston Bruins Training Camp 2019

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  1. JoeIsAStud

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    Well Zboril has shown the ability, and has extensive experience playing RHD, so he could also make the roster by outplaying Clifton, or Kampfer
     
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    With Nordy and Bergy back to regular practices, this looks to be the forward team.

    Marchand Bergeron Pastrnak
    DeBrusk Krejci Kuhlman
    Bjork Coyle Heinen
    Nordstrom Kuraly Wagner

    13th guys Backes, Lindholm, Ritchie
     
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    Just missing Alex Semin
     
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    It's preseason.... Usually when you try different combinations lmao.
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of Kuhlman in our top 6. I hope he makes me eat crow, but I really think we need to address this.
    Luckily, we have a lot of internal kid options to keep trying until Don can get us more of a permanent fix.
    I'd be shocked that by Christmas if we haven't seen all of Pasta, Kuhlman, Bjork, Backes, Senyshyn, and Heinen all on that line for some games.
    Gryz/Lauzon + Celharik +2nd for Josh Anderson..........that would be nice
     
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    because he's a bottom pairing kid and someone that Zboril 'should' be able to supplant (in regards to the context of Cassidys comment)
     
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    because realistically speaking, he'd have to take rather large leap to supplant Krug or Chara.

    Gryz is not a Krug or Chara
     
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    you are too predictable, and tiresome.
     
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    I lol'd
     
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    This is irony.
     
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    He's a better defender than both.
     
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    I think 3rd line is going to be unreal for us this year.
     
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    Which, ironically, is who we figured it would be before camp.
     
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    I actually think Coyle and Kuraly move up nicely with a injury
     
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    Yeah a few of the other kids have made a bit of a mark as good prospects for the future, but it's the expected Kuhlman and Bjork who still stand out for the moment. I'm possibly add Gaunce to that list of 13th forwards ,but otherwise it looks about right to me.
     
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    I'm not completely convinced by Kuhlman yet ether. But I think he's earned the right to first crack at the 2nd line. Ideally it'd be on the 3rd but I prefer the Bjork, Coyle, Heinen combination on that one, at least initially. Let's give Karson a fair chance and see how he goes. Purely on skill level I don't really think he's top 6, but it's not everything. The compete and effort are there in spades, and if he continues to build good chemistry with JdB and Krejci then that might just be enough to make it work mid-long term.
     
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    Sure, Coyle can be a short term replacement at #2 Center, and Kuraly a short term replacement at #3. If it is longer term, well lets not even thing about it
     
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    Agree, Tough match up
     
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    are you putting bjork into the 'made the team' group?
     
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    Yes
     
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    True but this could be said by any contender
     
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    That’s a reach, especially to say he a better defender than a Chara, if this was the case Cassidy would be giving him Chara’s minutes as Chara is not there for his offence.
     
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    Not only does it make total sense but I got a funny feeling , contrary to what many here believe, I think Ritchie is going to be given every chance to win that 2RW opening.

    Whether he actually wins it is another matter but I think he'll be given every chance. How long that last remains to be seen, but I think he's gonna get the chance.

    There is a log jam on the 4th line , I don't think that is where he ends up.

    He's going to be given a chance to win a job where there is a void, not where there is a log jam. Think 2nd or 3rd line.

    They didn't sign him to a 1M contract to play in Providence or sit in Boston. That is ridiculous, They already have Backes for that, yet almost every opening night roster posted here does not include Ritchie. Kinda reminds me of last off season when almost nobody included Moore on there opening night roster.
     
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    Given a chance is fine, now is the time to do that. But 2 games and training camp in and I am not seeing Ritchie show he is a better choice than Kuhlman. Sweeney assembled a large amount of bottom 6 guys to compete in camp to make the competition for open spots difficult. Not all of them are going to make the team, in fact NONE of them may. Thats the cost of doing business for this plan.

    Injuries WILL come. They always do and as the core ages there will be more. The call-ups last Nov-Dec held the team together and put them into the playoffs. Well, now we are well prepared for that inevitability this year far better than last year.
     
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    Perhaps, we shall see. The Bruins had one of the best 4th lines in the NHL last year.Especially in the PO's. Why are they fixing what is not broken? Because Accari is gone? Nordy, Kuraly and Wagner don't need fixing. If that is the strategy it's not a good one.

    Ritchie has played one Pre-season game. I thought he played well, actually better than most that night. I'm neutral here, I'm talking logic. I don't come with a pre-concieved opinion like many here do, one of the benefits of being unfamiliar with this player. I don't see Kuhlman as the 2RW. We saw that last year, some games he's amazing , some games he's invisible. Over 82 games I fear we'll see more of the latter than the former. Now Ritchie may be no better but I won't knock him until there is something to knock, I haven't seen that yet. Judging him in Pre-season drills is like judging a player using advanced stats. There aren't any cones in a hockey game.
     
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