Another day, another couple of articles on what the bruins will be like in the next season.
On the official website of the NHL, the writers are taking a look at team resets in time for the next season by examining the off-season moves. And it’s a good idea except for the fact that it’s far too early in this offseason to really judge what teams are doing, especially the Bruins who are being held up by David Pastrnak’s new deal. (seriously, #SignPasta already.)
So, the article is basically a rehash of all the events of last season while mentioning players on “the cusp” like Anders Bjork, JFK, and Matt Grzelcyk, who I will remind you is a LD. However, it seems the writer is not all familiar with the team, the contract situations that resulted in the signings of JFK and Bjork, nor any information on development camp, reminding us of the importance of having local reporters who know the team. Heck, they didn’t even use Don Sweeney’s own words regarding the importance of shoring up the left side of the defense. It is still a need regardless of Kevan’s ability to play it.
The proposed lineup from this article seems a little off:
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Backes
Frank Vatrano — David Krejci — David Pastrnak
Tim Schaller — Ryan Spooner — Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson
Matt Beleskey — Riley Nash — Noel Acciari
Zdeno Chara — Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug — Brandon Carlo
Kevan Miller — Adam McQuaid
There’s no way that Malcolm will be backup this season.
Locally WBZ/ CBS Sports has a more complete picture focusing on the youth and the needs on LD. Right now, it certainly looks like there will be an influx of youth starting at training camp. So many players are vying for roster spots including Jake DeBrusk and Jakub Zboril. Read thsi article, not the former.