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Reviewing Anton Stralman's First Game into PTO (Potential Key Asset for Boston)

The Boston Bruins signed Anton Stralman to a professional tryout earlier this week. The Bruins have opted to give the veteran defenseman a shot at a roster spot, and so far, Stralman has impressed. Stralman is a steady, reliable defenseman who plays a two-way, mainly defensive game. Yesterday, Stralman played alongside fellow Swede, Hampus Lindholm, on the first pair. Stralman logged a total of 25 shifts, along with a total ice-time of 18:30.   Stralman is a player that the Bruins can acquire for cheap and play with the Bruins' top-4 till the return of injured defenders Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk. while also fitting in nicely as a top-6 player once fully healthy.   The Bruins should utilize the Swede in many different areas of the game. Like stated, Stralman is a reliable player that can play alongside a top penalty kill unit. Last night, the vet logged just over two minutes of work.   Stralman may not be as offensively gifted as other candidates fighting for a spot on

The Key Notes, Analytics, from Boston's Preseason Game vs NYR

Finally, hockey season has arrived. The Boston Bruins are back at TD Garden, to play game two of preseason. The Bruins lineup is highlighted by Hampus Lindholm, Charlie Coyle, and recently PTO signee Anton Stralman. Lines : Forwards: Trent Frederic, Charlie Coyle, Craig Smith, AJ Greer, Jack Studnicka, Marc McLaughlin, Samuel Asselin, Georgi Merkulov, Oskar Steen, Luke Toporowski, Joona Koppanen, Justin Brazeau Defensemen: Hampus Lindholm, Anton Stralman, Mike Reilly, Brandon Carlo, Michael Callahan, Connor Carrick Goaltenders: Jeremy Swayman, Kyle Keyser Pre-Game Notes : Swayman starts first preseason game of the year Anton Stralman in the midst of PTO (#36) Lindholm pairs with Stralman Lindholm, Coyle wear "A" 1st Period Notes : Good first shift of the game by Charlie Coyle line Lindholm rushes with the puck (transitions from neutral zone, to o-zone opportunity) Poor defensive coverage allows Adam Fox to walk in and score (Asselin line) Stralman strings Toporowski on a part

Trade Talk: The Bruins Should Look into Moving Mike Reilly

Mike Reilly seems like an outsider within the Bruins' roster. The Bruins' d-man figured within the top-six last year, until the Bruins brought in Hampus Lindholm, pushing Reilly outside the lineup. The Bruins acquired Reilly from the Ottawa Senators a few years ago. Reilly is currently entering his final year with Boston. He has an AAV of $3,000,000. Last season, the D-man played in 70 games, recording 17 points. Reilly plays an offensive role on the Bruins defensive core, he likes to rush the puck up and join the play. Due to his inconsistent defensive play, Reilly would be considered an offensive defenseman. Reilly is not a physical player, but he is a good skater, although he needs to improve his defensive metrics.   Why should the Bruins inquire into moving Reilly? The left-handed d-man doesn't fit into the lineup. As of right now, many sources have inferred that Reilly would not be in Bruins' top-six, even with the injury of Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk. Th

The Bruins Need Hampus Lindholm to Have a Strong Start this Season

The Bruins will look to Hampus Lindholm to hold the reins defensively while star Charlie McAvoy recovers from offseason surgery. Boston acquired Lindholm for a big price tag last season. The former Anaheim Duck was dealt in exchange for Urho Vaakanainen, John Moore, a first-round pick and two-second round picks. A hot start from Lindholm will be vital, as the Atlantic Division is as stacked as ever. Lindholm showed glimpses of strong play last season with Boston before he was ultimately injured during the playoffs. Lindholm was a former sixth overall pick and is currently training back home in Sweden with his former team, Rogle BK. What do the Bruins need in Lindholm? Defense. The Bruins need a consistent, puck-moving d-man that can kill time off the clock. Something Charlie McAvoy did really well. The Bruins will count on Lindholm in the dying parts of games. They need a player to be able to play 25 minutes a game, like McAvoy does. Last season with the Bruins, Lindholm suited up in

Grading Boston Bruins Players by Season Performance

The Boston Bruins had a disappointing ending to their 2021-22 season. After finishing in the top wildcard spot, Boston was eventually dismantled by the Carolina Hurricanes. Now that all the dust has settled, let's grade the Bruins players season! #63 - Brad Marchand (A) Brad Marchand was once again Boston's leading scorer. The pesky winger put up 32 goals and 48 assists , for 80 points in just 70 games. Marchand had a hot start to the 2021-22 season, poised to break the 100 point margin. Over the course of the season, Marchand's scoring dried up, although he finished with an over a point -per-game average. The one downside to Marchand's game would be the poor discipline he showed. The Halifax native was suspended for six games after getting into an altercation with Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry.  #73 - Charlie McAvoy (A) McAvoy showed substantial growth in his offensive ability and proved to be Boston's quarterback. The former first-round pick recorde