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 13, 2022

If you were sitting at a table with anyone covering the Ontario Hockey League prior to the season beginning and told them that Jackson Edward would have 3 goals and 6 assists through his first 16 games, you probably would be sitting across someone who just rolled their eyes at you. It’s not that EdwardContinue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: November 13, 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 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 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”

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 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 Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: March 20, 2022

I’m going to begin with a little Jack Studnicka versus Fabian Lysell comparison because I saw something on a Boston Bruins chat board that had me thinking: Do some people really think like this? A little background: There is a segment of fans that believe Lysell is untouchable and that he should not be traded.Continue reading “Boston Bruins Monday Morning Prospect Update Week Ending: March 20, 2022”