Developing Ryan Spponer

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    Developing Ryan Spooner

    Count me among the posters here who are really excited about Spooner's potential, but I wonder whether we are doing him a favor by pushing for his inclusion on one of the Bruins' current lines.

    He is still very young, somewhat undersized and with natural ability as a centerman, a crowded position in Boston. So, rather than slot him out on the wing, ala Tyler Seguin, would it not be a better developmental move to keep him down in Providence and let him a) mature physically, b) perfect his face-off skills (his greatest current weakness), and c) become a recognized leader among his peers (another important trait for Bruin centermen).  

    I have high hopes for Spooner and could easily see his next move being to center the third line in Boston next season, with Kelly or Campbell being moved for a prospect. 

    Just wonder what some of you think about this view. 

     

     

     
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    Re: Developing Ryan Spponer

    Sorry ... typoed his name and "Edit Post" doesn't seem to allow me to make the correction.  :(

     
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    Re: Developing Ryan Spponer

    Just so happens I went to Providence Bruins v. St. John's Ice Caps today.

    Yes, he needs more seasoning, even at the AHL level.

    He should stay in Providence for a while yet. 

    How long?  Not sure, he could be ready soon or thru the end of this season max.

     
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    Re: Developing Ryan Spponer

    Spooner's .88 Pt/G, .97 Pt/G and plus +14 last season,  should stay in the minors. The Bs don't need to pick up there offense at all with a top 6 forward healing.

     

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