Audio post: KL on Bruins organizational rankings, 3 prospect assessments, Hlinka-Gretzky Cup & more

Zachary Senyshyn of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

(Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

As the summer winds down, figured an audio post to cover more ground than a typical written narrative is the way to go.

In this 60+ minute audio segment, TSP weighs in on some of the Boston Bruins organizational rankings and why it’s a fool’s errand to put much stock in any of them . We also do a three-year on B’s prospects, looking at Ryan Donato, Zach Senyshyn and Jakub Lauko. Plus, we talk about the recently completed Hlinka-Gretzky Cup, the annual first real jump into the NHL draft tracking process. It’s sure looking like the late 2000/2001 birth year is shaping up to be a pretty good draft class!

Enough of the intro- here’s the file.


3 thoughts on “Audio post: KL on Bruins organizational rankings, 3 prospect assessments, Hlinka-Gretzky Cup & more

  1. Awesome post Kirk, and thanks for calling a spade a spade with those bemoaning the Barzal situation. People need to remember the 23 teams whose fan base are complaining about them passing on Pastrnak (I’m giving the Oilers a surprising pass here because Draisaitl has actually panned out well).

    Thanks for covering Senyshyn. your take makes a ton of sense. Hoping he can put it all together this year.

    One thing this made me think about though; you spoke briefly at the end about the (pretty obvious) point that not all of these guys can be top line guys. I’m curious your thoughts on how the Bruins, but teams in particular, handle a situation like the Bruins currently face with more deserving prospects than roster spots. Inevitably some of these prospects are going to be blocked from further development/career advancement by the Bruins existing strong roster. How do you manage that? The B’s have 8 NHL caliber D-men and a bundle of soon-to-be-ready-for-a-shot guys in Providence. It’s a great problem to have, but what’s the thought on proper asset management in such a situation?

    Thanks again for the great post, keep rocking.


  2. Great to see more info, Kirk. Always love the deeper look into some of the picks made by the Bruins.

    I think you nailed it right on the head with the age of the internet comment. It seems as if everyone is immediately an NHL scout and ready to criticize every action by a NHL front office or other scout.

    Also, I think people have no patience and need immediate impact. That is just the day we live in.

    I think the Bruins are far better in the drafting team then they were 10-15 years ago.

    Cheers and have a great season in Omaha.


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