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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Bruin's Top Prospects by Position


1. Martins Karsums- LW/RW, 5-10, 192, shoots R, age-20.

10 goals 13 assists in 38 games.

Karsums went down to the final week in camp fighting for a fourth line job. Is a fast shifty winger who isn't afraid to throw his body around. Plays hard and with grit on every shift. Needs to put on some weight to compete in the NHL. Could be on the Bruin's 3rd or 4th line this season but time in Providence will do him good. If the Bruin's fall out of contention look for him to get recalled.

Potential: 2nd line winger

2. David Krejci- C, 5-11, 192 shoots R, age-20

15 goals 29 assists in 44 games.

Krejci currently centers the first line down in Providence. Has great playmaking skills and has an act for putting up points. He needs to get faster and develop a better shot. Look for him to play this season and most of next in Providence with only a slim chance of getting recalled, due to the surplus of centers the Bruins already have.

Potential: 3rd line Center

3. Kris Versteeg RW, 5-10, 179 shoots R, age-20

21 goals 26 assists in 47 games.

Versteeg is a pure goal scorer. He is the top right wing for Providence this season and usually is on a line with Krejci. Is fast and plays with a lot of passion. Is listed at 179 but looks a lot smaller than that. Needs to put on weight and muscle to become an NHLer. He should get a chance this season to play for the Bruins. He leads the baby B's in points and goals and is in the top 10 in the AHL. He needs a strong offseason if he wants to make the club next season.

Potential: 2nd or 3rd line right wing

4. Petr Kalus LW/RW, 6-1, 192, shoots L, age 19.

8 goals 6 assists 75 PIM in 24 games.

Kalus nearly made the team out of camp. Was sent to Providence to develop and work on his game. Despite battling injuries for the majority of the season, he shows great promise. Very gritty and aggressive forward who is not scared to battle for the puck. Has the speed and talent to be an NHLer in the near future. Probably will not make it to the big club this season but look for him to draw a lot of fans by his style of play.

Potential: top 6 winger, Fan Favorite

5. Milan Lucic LW 6-3, 220, shoots L, age-18

21 goals 23 assists 104 PIM in 50 games for the Vancouver Giants (WHL)

Was the 2nd pick for the Bruins in this past draft. Currently playing in the WHL. He ranks in the top 30 in the league in scoring. At 18 is probably at least another season away from making it to the NHL. He is a big, strong, aggressive power forward who plays with heart and desire. He is a fighter and a scorer. He will be a great player for the Bruins one day. He is a similar player to Chris Neil of Ottawa, being a tough guy but someone who can also play on the top 2 lines and on the PP.

Potential: 2nd line LW. Fan Favorite


1. Matt Lashoff 6-2, 205, shoots L, age 20

6 goals 13 assists in 31 games.

Lashoff showed what he could do in the NHL this season. He looks better than some of the defensemen the Bruins currently have on their roster. Has good puck moving ability and a decent shot. Could develop into a Brad Stuart type defenseman. He needs to become more consistent in his own end, where he tends to turn the puck over. If the Bruins move a defenseman this season, look for Lashoff to get another call. If not look for him to remain in Providence for the season but next year he will be a Boston Bruin.

Potential: 2nd-3rd defenseman.

2. Jonathan Sigalet 6-1, 198, shoots L, age-20

8 goals 11 assists in 42 games.

Sigalet got one recall this season. He did not get a chance to play much. He has the speed and offensive mind to be a good defenseman in the NHL one day. Needs to develop more at the AHL level and is probably atleast another year away from being in the NHL. Needs to work on adding bulk, (198 is alittle generous) to become a more physical defenseman. Isn't the greatest in his own end.

Potential: 3rd-5th Defenseman.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

mark stuart and yuri alexandrov ???

10:44 PM  
Blogger Pekese said...

The reason I did not include Mark Stuart or Yuri Alexandrov was because they are not the top prospects. Mark Stuart is behind both Lashoff and Sigalet on the depth chart. He is a 5th-6th defenseman at best in the NHL, assuming he even makes it back. Right now Alexandrov is behind these five forwards, as well as others. He needs more time to develop and is probably further away from being in the NHL than everyone else as well.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Pekese said...

Milan Lucic will be a hell of a player. Everyone is going to love what he will bring to the team. Can't wait for him to get here.

10:43 AM  

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