Re: Farmville updates Part II
posted at 10/28/2013 1:36 PM EDT
In response to BadHabitude's comment:
Saw Providence Bruins v. St John's today.
P Bruins got off to a very slow start getting only 1 shot in their first 10 minutes.
They really ought to look at a coaching change down there, they appeared to me to be grossly underachieving as a team.
Svedberg was good, but some trouble with rebound control.
As individuals, they all looked good. Fraser and Morrow stood out as the better players in today's game.
Despite the negatives mentioned above, they won 5-2.
Lots of talent down there.
And Tommy Cross? Didn't play. I notice he's got 2nd worse plus minus at a -4 and no points in 6 games. Anybody know what the deal is? Injured? Assigned to the ECHL again? Anybody want to admit he was a waste of a draft pick?
Seems like those knee injuries took their toll on Cross. He was a beast early on at BC, then kind of took a back seat to a lot of guys there, even as the captain. He's obviously a leader, but it doesn't seem like he has the tools. Aside from maybe his leadership (never met the kid, but based on word), nothing about his game really stands out. What year was he drafted? 2007, right? Yes, I think it's safe to say that after 6-7 years in the system, and probably being right around 10-12 in the organization's depth chart on the blue line, that he was a waste of a draft pick.
2007 = Brutal draft year for Boston.
8th they take Hamill. Next 10 picks included: Couture, McDonagh, Brandon Sutter, Lars Eller, Shattenkirk
35th they take Cross (whom they traded up 3 spots to pick). Followed shortly there after by Subban.
The remaining draft picks were: Dennis Reul (selected one pick after Jamie Benn), Alain Goulet, Radim Ostrcil, Jordan Knackstedt.
Got lucky that McQuaid didn't turn out to be a bust; that pick turned into Jamie Benn.
Traded Boynton and a 4th rounder (which turned into Matt Frattin) for Paul Mara and a 3rd rounder.
The Bruins hit pretty good in the 2003-2006 drafts, and appear to have stocked the prospect pool pretty well the past couple of years, but boy did they have lots of swing and misses in 2007-2009 (jury still out on Caron).
The 2006 draft was very good. It has probably been the most instrumental draft in the Bruins success, particularly if you include the Rask/Raycroft draft day trade, which didn't even require the draft to happen, but they did it that day anyway.
Out of the 2006 draft, the Bruins essentially got: Lucic, Smith, Eriksson, Hamilton, Marchand, Rask. Without that draft, this team still stinks.