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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 Want To Sign Pastrnak Long-Term



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Boston Bruins Want To Sign David Pastrnak Long-Term According To Team Ownership

The David Pastrnak news continues to swirl around. On Monday we had the ex-NHL gm throwing out a trade rumor, on Tuesday Don Sweeney shot it down. And now on Wednesday, Boston Bruins owner Charlie Jacobs declares the team wants a long-term contract extension.

“There certainly was no intention to trade David,” Jacobs said during an in-studio visit to Fenway Park as part of the 2017 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. “Our intent is to sign David to a long-term extension.”

As for the Brian Lawton rumor, Jacobs wants to know who his source is.

“I think by virtue of it being the middle of August, some of the writers may feel compelled and come up with something interesting to sell a paper perhaps,” Jacobs offered, “I wanted to ask Brian Lawton who his source was, but I’m not sure he’d give it up.”

Jacobs said there has been no discussions with other teams regarding a Pastrnak trade and continue to publicly state they want a long-term deal.

“We certainly haven’t had any discussions with any other teams about trading David,” Jacobs said. “The only discussions that we’ve had are between David and David’s agent, and frankly conveying just what I shared with you, that our intention is to sign him to a long-term deal.

As for term, the Boston Bruins are thinking 6+ years.

“When I say long term, six or more years, that’s on our radar.”

As for my opinion. I believe the team is still trying to knock out a long-term contract with the young forward. There isn’t alot of trades I would consider. If you move on from him for a forward, that wouldn’t make sense. If you could land a young top of the league defensemen, then I am listening.

A player like Drew Doughty who is in the prime of his career would be a trade I would entertain if I was the Bruins. But I am not sure that type of yield will be out there for Pastrnak. I think one of the biggest issues right now is Pastrnak is asking for an much higher value than the Bruins are comfortable with.

I continue to expect a deal to be signed, sealed, and delivered right at the start of training camp next month.

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Boston Bruins Talk: Sweeney Confirms No Pastrnak Trade, Broadcast Shakeup



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Boston Bruins Talk: Sweeney Confirms No Pastrnak Trade, Broadcast Shakeup

Despite the NHL season being over a month away, there has been a lot of Boston Bruins chatter going on this Tuesday.

On Monday an ex-NHL GM hinted on Twitter that the Bruins might trade restricted free agent forward David Pastrnak. In an email to the Boston Globe, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney strongly denied the rumor with no Pastrnak trade even being considered.

On Pastrnak’s side of things, his agent J.P. Barry believes the dialogue between the two sides has been excellent.

“We will continue to negotiate — we still have lots of time,” Barry said to the Globe. “David prefers to sign a longer term deal with the Bruins.. The negotiations between myself and Don have been very open and both sides understand each other’s positions. Hopefully we can agree on an overall structure that is amenable to both sides in the next month.”

It is worth noting that the Bruins have had a fair amount of dealing with Barry who represents former Boston Bruins players Loui Eriksson and Dougie Hamilton. As I stated yesterday, a potential deal with Pastrnak should be signed around training camp.

Shakeup On The Boston Bruins Broadcasts

On Monday afternoon, NESN announced the hiring of Alex Kraemer as the team’s new rinkside reporter. The previous rinkside reporter, Sarah Nicole Davis, left the network earlier this season after being in the role since 2014.

Kraemer has served as an in-stadium host for the New York City FC of MLS. But don’t worry Boston Bruins fans, she has NHL experience as well. Kraemer has worked as an in-arena host for the Philadelphia Flyers for the past two seasons.

The NESN change-up isn’t the only major broadcast news though for the Boston Bruins. The other news is a shakeup on the radio side of things. Long-time play-by-play man, Dave Goucher of 98.5 The Sports Hub is moving on after 17 years having called Bruins games since 2000.

Goucher’s most memorable call for many is his 2011 Stanley Cup call where he said “Cue the duck boats” celebrating the clubs first championship since 1972.

New Boston Bruins Show

In different new, Trifecta Network announced the name for it’s new Boston Bruins show. It will be called The 7th Floor and will launch sometime next week.

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Former NHL GM Says Pastrnak Could Be Traded



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Boston Bruins Talk: Former NHL GM Says Pastrnak Could Be Traded

The Boston Bruins have yet to resign restricted free agent forward David Pastrnak. This unsigned player has caused quite the stir in the Boston hockey community. Many have speculated the sides are very far apart.

But on Monday a former NHL GM and current NHL Network analyst Brian Lawton suggested on Twitter that the Bruins could be trading Pastrnak due to their current contract issues with the 21-year-old forward.

The analyst also happened to misspell Pastrnak, so there’s that too.

But in all honesty, Lawton isn’t tapped into the Boston Bruins hockey scene. In reality he isn’t that tapped into the NHL in general. But there is of course a real possibility that Pastrnak is traded.

The young forward notched 34 goals last season and should be commanding top dollar. The Bruins have $10 million in cap space to play with, plenty to get a deal with Pastrnak done. Nothing to this point suggests the two sides are having issues communicating and no one has suggested a trade is immanent.

The Boston Bruins had Pastrnak represent them on their China trip last month, nothing seemed wrong with the two sides during its duration. Twitter accounts can literally Tweet out anything. While this is a possibility, it doesn’t seem likely at the moment.

Look for a Pastrnak deal to be done right around the opening of training camp.

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