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 Top-10 Prospect Rankings

All of the Boston Bruins prospects around the world are well into their 2022-2023 seasons and the sample size is enough to see if those players have improved in any specific areas of their games. To be considered a prospect they must be playing outside the National Hockey League, be under 24 years of ageContinue reading “Boston Bruins Top-10 Prospect Rankings”

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 23, 2022

Congratulations to Philip Svedeback on being named the Hockey East Goaltender of the Week last week. One game, three prospects, same team; That was the situation Tuesday as Trevor Kuntar, Oskar Jellvik and Andre Gasseau and Boston College skated to a 3-3 draw with Northeastern. Jellvik set up Kuntar for his first goal of theContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: October 23, 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”

Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: October 9, 2022

Let’s begin by looking at game action from the week: On Tuesday, Matias Mantykivi had a helper in Ilves Tampere’s Champions League victory over the Stavanger Oilers by a 4-1 score. It was Mantykivi’s first Champions League point. Roman Bychkov will miss time with a lower body injury. No word from the KHL club LokomotivContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: October 9, 2022”

Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: October 2, 2022

On Monday, Roman Bychkov got into his fifth consecutive game after sitting out the first couple of games with Lokomotiv Yaroslav of the KHL. Bychkov remains without a point in those 5 contests while averaging just over 13 minutes TOI per game. On Tuesday, as expected, Matias Mantykivi broke out of his goal scoring slumpContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: October 2, 2022”

Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: September 11, 2022

Not every prospect is created equal. Certainly not in skill, but also for the amount of time a team retains the player’s rights. A team will retain the rights of a CHL player for two years. A player drafted from Canadian Junior A and is committed to the NCAA however, could have his rights heldContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: September 11, 2022”

Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: September 4 2022

One of the more popular topics here a season ago was the Boston Bruins weekly prospect updates. And the hope is that I can bring the same for the 2022-2023 season and in more detail than last season. Of course, the 2022 NHL Entry Draft has brought some new kids to the block. Matthew PoitrasContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: September 4 2022”

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?”