It was an off-day for our intrepid Bruins in Toronto and today it’s kind of like our day off from playoffs coverage. Looking for some inspiration to give us a breather, I found an roundtable on ESPN (yeah, I know) regarding first year players and who each writer thought would have the better career. Rest assured our cub Charlie is in the mix and it probably comes down to what each individual values in a player.
In the article, Greg Wyshynski clearly is playing the homer card voting for his New Jersey Devils’ Nico Hischier who will someday scoop up a bunch of
Selkes Bergeron Awards, which are given to the most defensively responsible forward as determined by professional hockey writers. In his part, Wysh said this one thing that inspired a tweet thread and this morning’s MFA:
… Charlie McAvoy might continue his trajectory to become the next great Bruins defenseman.
The next great Bruins defenseman.
Are the Bruins more known for producing/ having great defensemen or other positions? Here, the tweet thread and a response.
The Bruins, collectively, have the best blue line of all time. Shore, Orr, Park, Bourque, Wesley, and Chara. There are probably a few others I am missing
— Flow Master Bagel Bruin (@NickBadgio) April 18, 2018
Everything I’ve read seems to point in this direction as well. But, I want you all to weigh in on it. What do you think?
Matt Grzelcyk is expected to skate this morning during practice. Bruce Cassidy is reluctant to say he’ll be in Thursday night’s lineup.
There is no word on Adam McQuaid having an injury as a result of that puck to his head/ neck area. Quaider had reportedly spoken with reporters after Monday night’s game so presumably he has nothing serious going on.