Wednesday Mailbag November 16, 2022

So many questions this week and plenty of duplicates. I hope I didn’t leave any out. Let’s get right to them: @dangermike via Twitter asks: Hey Dom- on one of your upcoming Monday prospect rundowns can you talk a little bit about typical journeys for these players? Using Brett Harrison for example- if he showsContinue reading “Wednesday Mailbag November 16, 2022”

A Look at the Bruins Depth Charts: Defence

This is the second of a three-part series examining the Boston Bruins depth chart. We began by looking at the goaltending and if you missed that, you can find that here. Today, we will take a look at the Bruins blueliners. While there are injuries to start the season on the back end, I amContinue reading “A Look at the Bruins Depth Charts: Defence”

What Has Been Don Sweeney’s Best Draft?

When Don Sweeney took over as General Manager of the Boston Bruins on May 2015, he inherited a prospect pool that was lacking in depth and quality. It wasn’t just the on-ice product that was lacking. The scouting department needed a makeover as well. He moved forward with a plan to rectify both and itContinue reading “What Has Been Don Sweeney’s Best Draft?”

Bruins Sign John Beecher; Extend Jakub Zboril

Today, the Boston Bruins announced they have signed Johnny Beecher to his Entry Level Contract while also announcing an extension to Jakub Zboril. It is believed Beecher’s deal is worth $832,500 per season with a $92,500 signing bonus for a cap hit of $925,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Drafted with theContinue reading “Bruins Sign John Beecher; Extend Jakub Zboril”

Bruins Fail to Clinch Playoff Spot Against the Sens

Entering Thursday night’s action, the Boston Bruins needed any combination of a win to go along with any type of an Islanders loss of one point to clinch a playoff spot for a sixth consecutive season. Well, the Bruins got some help from their next opponent in the Pittsburgh Penguins as they doubled up theContinue reading “Bruins Fail to Clinch Playoff Spot Against the Sens”

When is a Mailbag Not a Mailbag?

Well, when someone emails you a question and you feel it’s deserving of its own (lengthy) reply. Kiki D sent me this question for my next mailbag: Hi Dom,  I’m sure that these are your least favorite type of questions to answer, but it’s incredibly useful to get a genuine scout’s perspective on the front officeContinue reading “When is a Mailbag Not a Mailbag?”

Has Hampus Lindholm Changed the Bruins Blue Line?

You bet he has. But you already knew that! Let’s begin by looking at some numbers prior to the arrival of Hampus Lindholm. While the analytics say that Matt Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy made a good pair for the Bruins (I am not denying they did) I always wondered whether McAvoy thought in the backContinue reading “Has Hampus Lindholm Changed the Bruins Blue Line?”

Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: March 27, 2022

The Providence Bruins signed NCAA free agent defenceman Grant Gabriele to a one-year AHL contract, however, he will finish this season with Providence on an Amateur Tryout Agreement. Gabrielle was a teammate of Mason Lohrei with the Ohio State Buckeyes this season. The 6’2”. 195 pound right shooting blueliner will be part of the “replenishmentContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: March 27, 2022”

Boston Bruins Acquire Hampus Lindholm

Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney and his management team were working hard to make this deal since I tweeted that and on Saturday, he pulled the trigger with the Anaheim Ducks acquiring Hampus Lindholm and Kodie Curran for the Bruins first round pick in 2022, second round pick in 2023 and second round pickContinue reading “Boston Bruins Acquire Hampus Lindholm”

Wednesday Mailbag March 16, 2022

Mind Within via Twitter asks: Question – Great read Dom, can you explain the rankings ie you had him ranked 31st in the OHL which would be a 6th round pick. I know your referencing the other leagues but how do they slot? Answer – This is the article I wrote referenced in the question.Continue reading “Wednesday Mailbag March 16, 2022”