Joined: May 2016
Seeing the member base is small here, since it's basically a new site (forum wise) this is a good thread. We can just discuss all games here?
That was basically the dream scenario for the Bruins. Opening night, get a win without some key veterans. All 3 promising rookies were on the score sheet. Krejci was a stud, and Rask was stellar (only goal I put on him was the 3rd one). Just a great game. DeBrusk really impressed me all over. The results of 2 points was nice, but watching and seeing the little things are where I step back and say, "yup, this kid can play". Yes, it's one game so I'm not expecting a PPG season from him, but you can tell he's a very intelligent hockey player with good skill. He isn't afraid of the dirty areas. If I'm remembering correctly, he was apart of that awesome cycle with Krejci, Pastrnak, and Carlo that drew the 2:00 minute 5v3. He displayed awesome hockey sense on his first goal. He stick lifted perfectly and showed sweet soft hands in close to tuck it on one of the better goalies in the league. He has a very active stick in general. He made a lot of things happen just from his stick position. He was good at both ends of the ice, and I don't see him going backwards. This kid is an NHL player; Whether it's a top 6 forward, or a 4th liner....He's going to play in the NHL a long time, barring injuries. He just has what you need.
Anders Bjork is filthy and like DeBrusk is an NHL player. He is fast, skilled, and smart. He made some beautiful passes in this game, and was rewarded with an assist on the JDB goal (that sequence caused Cassidy to switch the lines up). Bjork's touch pass to set Carlo up for a beautiful attempt was a perfect display of his high IQ and soft hands. Only thing is that he will need to shoot more. He had a prime chance early on and tried to pass it to Marchand instead of shooting it dead in the slot. Granted, if the pass made it to Marchy, it would have been awesome, but hopefully next time he'll shoot. He's electric though...He has "it" and it should result in a lot of production.