Podcast: Anthony Kwetkowski/Bruins Network breaks down B’s prospects

The Scouting Post is pleased to present a 2-hour and change discussion with Anthony Kwetkowski– Bruins Network on his excellent work as a Boston Bruins prospect analyst.

You can follow his work and observations on Twitter at: @BruinsNetwork

In the podcast, we cover a lot of topics, starting out with a look back at the 2010 NHL draft, where Anthony caught the B’s prospects bug with the Tyler Seguin draft. We then  take a macro look at the Boston Bruins’ ability to draft (Jake DeBrusk) and sign impact players as undrafted free agents (Torey Krug, Noel Acciari, Karson Kuhlman), following up with an assessment of the 2019-20 AHL Providence Bruins. We then drill down to key AHL prospects, with AK breaking down detailed notes on Providence players  Jack Studnicka, Trent Frederic, Jakub Zboril, Jeremy Lauzon and Zach Senyshyn.

We also talk about organizational rankings around the NHL- how they are done and why the Bruins are consistently down near the bottom of rankings from the last two years.

Players also covered/analyzed in the podcast: John Beecher, Nick Wolff, Jack Ahcan, Cooper Zech, Victor Berglund and Quinn Olson.

It was a fun discussion and we’ll have him back again- thanks again to him for coming on and providing such depth of knowledge of these players. Here’s the file:

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6 thoughts on “Podcast: Anthony Kwetkowski/Bruins Network breaks down B’s prospects

  1. I really enjoyed the prospects podcast. My question is, why did GM Sweeney go with the Ritchie bros is Senyshyn and Cehlarik are doing as well as described in the podcast. I did not like either Ritchie, although I understand the need for size. And I did like both prospects when they were up. I had been looking for a while for a deeper / firsthand / knowledgable review of Bruins prospects so again I really enjoyed it

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    • Thank you for listening. I don’t have an issue with Nick Ritchie- he’s big, skilled and tough- a different and better all-around player than his older brother- if he can address his consistency issues, he could be a successful piece in Boston. That’s still a big ‘if’ but it’s a worthwhile chance to take. Senyshyn’s lack of experience worked against him and when he got hurt in Boston/missed more than a month, he was not himself/went 10 straight games in the AHL without a point- that probably played a role in his not being called back up. I think he’ll get more of an NHL opportunity going forward- it doesn’t have to be a zero sum game where it is either Ritchie or Senyshyn- they play different styles and can both help the B’s going forward. – KL

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      • Thanks, that explains it with respect to Senyshyn. But how about Cehlarik. He seemed to me to be Krejci’s best option on the right side. He was great on the forecheck and complemented Debrusk. Seemed like Coach Cassidy just was not happy with him for some reason.
        Thanks again.

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  2. WRT Cehlarik, he had a lot of nice offensive attributes, but for whatever reason, the Bruins never really felt like he could be an every day player for them. Often times, there is a lot that goes on day to day- practice habits and work ethic things that media and fans don’t see the light of day on- it’s not just about how players look in game situations that determine whether they stick with the big club. For me, Cehlarik has always been a middle-of-the-roster type of player, so expecting him to be a 2nd-line RW was probably a bridge too far. He just struck me as a toolsy forward who was too much of a soft-skill type player to translate to the NHL as a legit top-6 option and looked to be a better fit as a pro in Europe than in North America.

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