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18/19 Providence Bruins

Discussion in 'Rick Middleton's Pron 'Stache: Bruins Forum' started by cshea, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    This seems like a good idea, let’s break Providence out into their own thread.

    Providence lost their first two games last weekend, and they’ve got the old back-to-back-to-back this weekend. Divver has tonight’s lineup:

    Fitzgerald - Szwarz - Cehlarik
    Hughes - JFK - McNeill
    Kuhlman - Frederic - Senyshyn
    Blidh - Cave - Fyten

    Vaakanainen - Goloubef
    Zboril - Clifton
    Lauzon - Breen

    McIntyre
    Vladar

    Healthy scratches: Sherman, Koppanen, Gabrielle, Pond

    The players to keep note of are fairly obvious. JFK and Frederic’s progress will be key. The Bruins have to find out if they’ll be able to help the big club, C is definitely a short and long term issue for the NHL Bruins.

    On the wing, can Cehlarik stay healthy? He has always flashed and produced when he is on the ice, but injuries have limited him to 60 and 41 games 2 seasons (includes time with Boston. Fitzgerald had a nice season a year ago but got dinged up in camp this year. He could be a bottom 6 guy. Cam Hughes had 2 decent scoring years at Wisconsin before dropping off last year in his senior year. Does he settle in as a grinder, or re-discover some playmaking? Jesse Gabrielle is also back in the mix after a disappointing 17/18 which saw him struggle in Providence (1g, 3a in 21 games), get sent back to junior, then told coming into this year to skip Boston training camp and report straight to Providence, then get hurt in Providence camp. This is probably a make-or-break season for Senyshyn. They seem to be trying to turn him into a Paille so we’ll see where that goes.

    On defense, Vaakanainen is the Bruins top prospect. He should play big minutes. Zboril is in year 2. He got injured in China and then jumped on the depth chart by Vaak. He seemed to get better as the year wore on last season, so hopefully he continues improving. Lauzon and Johansson are also in year 2. Lauzon has already matched his goal output from a season ago so there is that.

    Vladar is probably more of a prospect than McIntyre at this point. Or at least Vladar has the higher ceiling. Vladar is off to a good start, .929 in 2 games (1 start). McIntyre had a Rask-esque season opener, but is still 3rd on the organizational goalie depth chart and would be a call-up if Rask or Halak go down.
     
  2. veritas

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    They won 4-3 tonight. Dominated shot-wise, although they were losing 3-1 for a bit so score effects explain some of that. JFK and Frederic scored goals (Celharik had an assist on Frederic's), and UV was very good according to Divver:



    On the down side, McIntyre appeared to continue to struggle, based on the box score. 3 goals on 18 shots. Zboril and Lauzon were both -2
     
  3. cshea

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    Lost the last 2 games of the weekend, but here’s a rundown of some of the individual numbers.



    Vaak leading the way with SOG, he seems to be very impressive. Would love if they made TOI stats available, but seems he’s playing in all situations. Goals in back-to-back games for Senyshyn is a good sign.
     
  4. cshea

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    Some mildly interesting news out of Providence today. Jan Kovar has signed a PTO with Providence.



    Kovar is 28 and has been playing in the KHL. He has 286 points in 285 KHL games. Signed a 1-year $2 million deal with the Islanders, but got cut and seemingly didn’t want to report to their AHL team, so his contract was terminated and word was he was headed back to the KHL, but he lands in Providence. I don’t know if it will lead anywhere, but maybe something to keep an eye on.
     
  5. PedroSpecialK

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    Shocker, player involved with odd / unexpected transactions has Allan Walsh as his agent

     
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  7. amfox1

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    Cam Hughes with the hat trick.

    7-5-12 in 10 games (at least through 2nd period today)
     
  8. cshea

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    4-4=8 in 9 games, the AHL updates the player pages in real time.

    Good start for Hughes. He was never a huge scorer in college, we’ll see if he can keep it up.

    Senyshyn also had a pair of goals yesterday. 4 goals in 9 games to start the season.
     
  9. cshea

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    Senyshyn has been hot of late, 4 goals in his last 3 games. He has a team leading 9 goals. Modest numbers overall, 9-3=12 in 25 games, but it is an improvement on last year. Sounds like they’ve bumped him up to the top 6 and giving him PP time, so hopefully he continues to produce.
     

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