The Road to the NHL Takes Many Turns

Last week for my Wednesday Mailbag, the following question was raised: To give that the answer it deserves, it couldn’t come in the form of a paragraph in a question-and-answer format that is my Wednesday Mailbag. Instead, I informed Mike, I would give it the answer it deserves here. And here we are. The pathContinue reading “The Road to the NHL Takes Many Turns”

Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: November 6, 2022

On October 30, Guelph Storm Center Matthew Poitras, the Bruins second round pick at the 2022 National Hockey League Entry Draft was suspended for three games by the Ontario Hockey League for a slew foot. It was Poitras’ second suspension for the same infraction in a week – the fifth to an OHL player inContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: November 6, 2022”

Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: October 20, 2022

As you probably know by now, the Boston Bruins traded Jack Studnicka to the Vancouver Canucks for Goaltender Michael DiPietro and Defenceman Jonathan Myrenberg. My focus this week is on the right shot blueliner and what we can expect. Yes, he was a former fifth round selection – 140th overall – at the 2021 NHLContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: October 20, 2022”

Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: October 16, 2022

It was a busy week for Frederic Brunet and Rimouski Oceanic with 4 games that began with a 4-2 victory over the Victoriaville Tigres on Monday. Brunet had a powerplay helper on the game’s opening goal just over 7 minutes into the second period and Rimouski never looked back. It was the first game inContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: October 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?”

Boston Bruins Prospect Ratings

I’ll begin by saying this is not a ranking – that will come at a later date – but rather a rating on the player’s performance from the 2021-2022 season. The players on this rating are: either drafted or free agent signings of the Bruins; played outside the NHL or AHL; and the Bruins mustContinue reading “Boston Bruins Prospect Ratings”

Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: March 13, 2022

Peter Cehlarik and his number 5 seed Avangard Omsk eliminated number 4 seed Ak Bars in 6 games in the KHL Playoffs. Cehlarik had 4 helpers in what was actually a close series with three of the games going into overtime. Avangard will now take on top seed Metallurg MG in the Eastern Conference QuarterContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: March 13, 2022”

BOSTON BRUINS MONDAY MORNING PROSPECT UPDATE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 30, 2022

An injury to defenceman Ryan Mast during a 4-3 shootout loss to the Owen Sound Attack on Friday January 22 has kept him out of the lineup since. The Sarnia Sting officially call it a lower body injury. Mast fell awkwardly on his leg and ankle and it did not look good. You could seeContinue reading “BOSTON BRUINS MONDAY MORNING PROSPECT UPDATE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 30, 2022”

BOSTON BRUINS MONDAY MORNING PROSPECT UPDATE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 16, 2022

Last week I touched on one of the lesser talked about prospects in Quinn Olsen so I thought I’d give a quick update. He leads Minnesota-Duluth in assists, points, shots and penalty minutes. Of the top-10 scoring forwards on his team, he has the worst shooting percentage at just 6.1% and probably explains why heContinue reading “BOSTON BRUINS MONDAY MORNING PROSPECT UPDATE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 16, 2022”