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Boston Bruins Prospects To Keep An Eye On Before This Upcoming Season



Who Is Getting The Call Up

The Boston Bruins prospects are a high value right now as they head into the 2017-18 season. Don Sweeney has a lot of roster moves to think about. The biggest is what are they going to do with all of their prospects. The Providence Bruins are chalk full of them. The Bruins just signed one today.

Also now that the Providence Bruins season has come to ans end after their game five loss to the Syracuse Crunch, we may see some signings or trade talks.

Who are the Prospects that we could see?

The only problem is the Bruins now have to deal with the expansion draft. Also within the next few weeks we are going to do a joint expansion draft where Tanner and I give our keepers, and maybe hear from some of our other writers.

Who Do I want to see?

I would like to see Jake Debrusk, Zach Senyshyn, Danton Heinen, Matt Grzelcyk, and Anders Bjork get a shot. There is not enough spots for all of these guys which means potential trades. I would absolutely like to see Bjork and Senyshyn, and maybe Debrusk this year. Also Grzelcyk could get the call if the Bruins lose Adam McQuaid in the expansion Draft.

Bjork’s stats and highlights can be found here. Bjork will be a guy that will bring some more speed and finesse to the roster. Bjork was also a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA best player. I would say Bjork would play on the Krejci line.

Now Senyshyn is not a guy you hear that much about because he spent most of the year in Canada playing in the OHL. He played in 59 games for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, and registered 42 goals and 23 assists for 65 points. He was able to join Providence in the playoffs and get some pro experience under his belt. He only played in 4 games and registered no points. Senyshyn is a dark horse player I say he is going to give Vatrano a run for his money for a spot on the third line. Senyshyn is a great offensive player that can also hold his own on defense.

Another guy that could be in a Bruins uniform soon is Danton Heinen, who proved himself this year, especially in the playoffs. Heinen finished the regular season with 14 goals and 30 assists in 64 games. Then in the playoffs he went off. He scored 9 goals and 9 assists in 17 games and led Providence in playoff points. Heinen is just another prospect with a lot of skill an I would love to see him in a Bruins uniform real soon. I would say he could break the top 6 but most likely would play in the third line, but keep in mind he is a center.

The last guy I want to see up here is Jake Debrusk. He just finished his first season with the Providence Bruins. He played in 74 regular season games scoring 19 goals and 30 assists for 49 points. Then in the playoffs he had 9 points which was 4th best for the P-Bruins in the playoffs. He is another guy that has top six potential but would most likely be fighting for a third line wing position.

Justin is a Computer Networking student at Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron Impact Felt Immediately In Win Over Vancouver



Boston Bruins Get A Win And Bergeron Is Back

Boston Bruins faced the Vancouver Canucks and to everyone’s surprise, Patrice Bergeron made his return to the ice. His presence was noticed on the first shift. The team just looked better. This also meant that the Bjork-Bergeron-Marchand line was back together.

This line was unbelievable. The rumors were that they had grown chemistry at camp but who knew it would be like this. This line reminds me of the “conehead” line from Miracle on Ice. These guys just click and it is a sight to see. Bjork showed us what he can really deliver now that he has the best passer in the league back.

Just like most of the games this season the Bruins fell behind early. Everyone thought it here we go again. Except it was different this time. Bergeron was back and he made a difference as he nabbed an assist on the first goal of the game. The goal came from Anders Bjork who has been struggling to find the back of the net.

Boston was then given a power play after a vicious hit on Frank Vatrano from Erik Gudbranson. Then Tim Schaller abiding by the code of hockey fought Erik Gudbranson for his awful hit. It should be a suspendable play. Gudbranson received a major penalty. Luckily Frank would come back at some point in the game. David Pastrnak decided to take matters into his own hands and show that he is worth that big contract with a beautiful goal.

The Bruins were still on the powerplay and Bjork got his second of the game to make it a 2 goal game. Still, on the powerplay, David Krejci added a goal of his own to make it 4-1 just 10:40 into the game. Bergeron ended the first period with 2 assists. Just his presence and skill help the team step up their own game. It is something he has done for Boston for a long time.

Brad Marchand started off the second period with a goal from Bergeron. Boston then had a bit of a lapse as the Canucks capitalized on the powerplay with a goal from who else but Thomas Vanek. Then another from Bo Horvat just 34 seconds later. Luckily the Bruins got their composure back and were able to take the two-goal lead into the third.

The third was quite dull compared to the first two. Boston was able to get the nail in the coffin from you guessed it, Bergeron. Bergeron finished the game with 4 points. He is the difference maker in that locker room and on the ice.

Up Next:

The Bruins will face off against Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow night. It will be a clash of BU between Eichel and Charlie McAvoy.

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Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back Against Vancouver Canucks



Boston Bruins VS Vancouver Canucks Preview

Boston Bruins will look to bounce back from a tough start tonight as they face the Canucks at home.  Not much has gone right for the team so far and it is not going to stop at least not yet.

It was announced that Ryan Spooner will miss 4-6 weeks with a tear in his groin. Then on top of that yesterday in practice Anders Bjork collided with Tuukka Rask during a drill and Rask was helped off the ice. So far there has not been an update on Rask. There are also reports that Zane McIntyre has been recalled. Adam McQuaid was also injured last game but has practiced and s not ruled out.

There is some good news out of all of this both Patrice Bergeron and David Backes have been skating. Bergy has been wearing the red no-contact jersey but he is skating. It sounds like Backes may play tonight.

It may be early in the season but this still almost a must-win game. Boston has shown spurts of talent and promise but has yet to put it all together. Tonight could be the night against a very beatable team. Also, Loui Eriksson of the Canucks has been placed on the IR for the Canucks. This will help it make it easier on the Bruins as they will be able to put more attention on the Sedin brothers.

Also, Kenny Agostino was called up and may make his debut tonight. Should he have been here from the start is what many are thinking. He has been off to a hot start down in Providence. Maybe he is that spark the team is missing.

“We liked the way Anton played last year at the end of the year, we liked he’s camp, we liked his first game,” said Cassidy. “We sort of mapped out the schedule for October, we’re gonna stick to that. Obviously if we have to deviate because of an injury then we’ll do that and have confidence in him for sure.”

Let’s just hope the Bruins can pull out a win tonight as they need one.

Keys to The Game:

  • Score First
  • make crisper plays on the breakout
  • show some passion

The game will be broadcast on NESN and 98.5 the Sports Hub.

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Boston Bruins Going Down Quick, Spooner and McQuaid Hurt



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The Boston Bruins season hasn’t exactly gone according to plan so far. As of the writing of this post the team is 2-3 on their season. Not exactly a deep hole, but the way they have gotten to it is mildly concerning.

Injuries have plagued the team thus far with players like Patrice Bergeron, David Backes, and Torey Krug missing time to start the season. But on Sunday the injuries continued to pile up with forward Ryan Spooner and defensemen Adam McQuaid going down against the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Spooner went down in the second period having suffered a lower-body injury after just 6:42 ice time. In five games he has one assist as the primary third line center. If Spooner is down for an extended period of time it looks like Austin Czarnik will get the first crack in his place. This year is crucial to Spooner’s career with it likely being his last real shot at proving himself to Boston.

Spooner’s injury was not realized on TV and was only noticed after the second period was concluded. McQuaid, on the other hand, was visibly in pain and had to be helped off the ice. McQuaid went down in the third period after going to block a Colin Miller slap shot that hit him in the inner knee.

The Boston Bruins have until Thursday to get ready for their next game which will be against the Vancouver Canucks at home in TD Garden.

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