Bruins minor sellers at deadline

This Week in Boston

The Boston Bruins played five games this week, here in the WCHL. Boston managed a 2-3 week and a second consecutive losing week. The Bruins currently sit in 23rd position league wide with a record of 27-32-4 after 64 games. The Bruins did manage both wins at home, 4-2 vs Columbus and 5-2 vs the LA Kings. The team has been very respectable on home ice, with a record 19-13-1.

Captain Mitch Marner
" If we could translate how we play at home, on the road, we would have been a playoff team this year, that gives us confidence going into next season, where we should have improved goaltending and hopefully add to the roster. We have been competitive for five straight weeks, thats a solid sample size, it will give us confidence in the last 18 games of the season, we will put our best foot forward."

Last week we talked about Joonas Korpisalo and his three shutouts this season in a Boston uniform. This week we look at Thatcher Demko, Demko has played 8 games for Boston this season, also seeing time in three others, he has a save percentage of .922 and a GA of 2.64. Demko only has a record of 3-5, but those numbers over a full season should translate into a fine full season.

GM Bourque
" Goaltending is so key to winning in the WCHL, its an area if you want to have a shot at the playoffs and going anywhere once you get there, you better have solid goaltending, a decent back up is essential to a long run, we are reasonably confident we have found two guys we can trust for the long arduous challenge that is a WCHL season."

Mathew Barzal  
" I have been asked how things are going, and I think I am settling in, my production has not been what I wanted but there is always and adjustment when you join a new team after the season has started, next season I expect to be better prepared, and playing with Mitch is great fun."

The trade deadline has arrived the Bruins were minor sellers, trading Paul Statsny for Darren Helm and a 2019 3rd rounder. The Bruins would have loved to be in the position of buyers, a top line leftwing would have been on the teams wish list and a top pairing dman to play long term with Dahlin, but its just simply to early in the team building cycle, having said that the Bruins were interested in a few guys and did kick the tires but found the asking price too high at this time.

This Weeks Games

913 Columbus Blue Jackets (2) vs Boston Bruins (4)
935 Toronto Maple Leafs (4) vs Boston Bruins (3)
964 Los Angeles Kings (2) vs Boston Bruins (5)
974 Boston Bruins (2) vs Detroit Red Wings (3)
992 Boston Bruins (1) vs Carolina Hurricanes (4)

......out for this week....peace

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