July 30, 2013
The next edition of NYNTK (that acronym really doesn’t work, does it?) will focus on the Boston Bruins.
Torey Krug, D – If you followed the playoffs, you know who Krug is. However, he is included here because as a fantasy owner or poolie, you definitely need to know this guy is for real. The undersized blueliner flashed a bit of his offensive flair during the post-season, but he is capable replicating and possibly surpassing that success. I’m not saying he’s the next Bobby Orr, but adding a guy like Krug as your fourth, fifth or sixth defenseman could provide a significant boost to your squad.
Seth Griffith, C – All Seth Griffith does is put up points, and, correct me if I’m wrong,that’s what we all want. Not big or fast, he has flown under the radar despite being one of the top scorers in junior hockey the past two seasons. Griffith will likely require some minor-league seasoning, but don’t wait to see if he puts up points in the AHL, it may be too late to get him. If you’re in a deep keeper league with a decent sized prospect list, Griffith is a good one to stash.
Ryan Spooner, C – Spooner has a NHL skill-set, but will need some time to fill out his frame and adapt to the pro game. The Bruins have no need to rush him, but Spooner is penciled in on the top-six as soon as he is ready. Odds are that he will be a productive NHL player.
Alex Khokhlachev, C/W – The slick Russian looks to be a goal scorer in the making. He combination of offensive instincts and a quick release point should play at least to some degree in the NHL. He doesn’t mind working the corners and is quite effective doing so. Khokhlachek is slated to play in Providence this season, but the threat of the KHL will always be looming.
Malcolm Subban, G – Subban both impresses with his supreme athleticism and frustrates with his occasional lapses of concentration. If he’s able to improve the mental aspect, he is a future All-Star.
Jared Knight, RW – Knight is a high-risk, decent upside prospect who has battled injury and illness since he began in the OHL. When healthy, he is a potential top-six player, but he hasn’t been able to stay healthy as of late.
Anthony Camara, LW – I admittedly like Camara more than most, and more for his playing style than his potential, but he is the type of guy that surprises upon his arrival in the NHL,then continues to do so through work ethic and determination. I see Alex Burrows when I watch Camara and I see him making it to the show.
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