Young guns proving worth
What more can you say about this team? They are one of the top teams in the East so far, and don't forget Chuck Kobasew is coming back soon.
David Krejci has been spectacular this season, and I see him playing a similar style to Bergeron. The guy gets down and dirty, makes great plays and can score. On Wheeler's 2nd goal, he held on the the puck while on his knees which led to the goal. I didn't think this guy would be that great this season, but I was proved wrong. He is the real deal.
Patrice Bergeron, I don't know if we consider him young but he is, has been a little disappointing, but a the same time he was out for a season so I don't expect 30 goals and 50 assists. I see glimpses of return but I need more consistency.
Phil Kessel has been out of this world. He has taken his game to a new level, both defensively and offensively. He is the Bruins best pure scorer who can create offense by himself. I am looking at a 30 goal season from Phil "the thrill" Kessel.
Petteri Nokelainen has been great in his role. He seems to be faster this season and has some good puck handling skills. While his offense hasn't got going yet, he can still pot 10-12 goals.
Milan Lucic is a tank. He has been scoring, fighting and hitting. While he isn't the offensive force Cam Neely was, he has the same type of play in him. Lucic has improved after what some called a slow start.
Blake Wheeler has been a huge surprise. I didn't expect him to even make the club, let alone be a major contributor. He has played some great offense and has buried his chances. He is a big kid with good puck control and speed. He looks like he could be a less violent Lucic in some ways, but with more offense. I see a 25-30 goal scorer with Wheeler, and he is only 21.
Vladimir Sobotka hasn't seem much time, but he is there when we need him. Again, another plugger on this team.
All of these guys are 22 and under, and that is why it is exciting to be a Bruins fan. This is the nucleus of the offense for the next decade.