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FOUR NHL Prospects That Have Started the Season Off Slow (TOR, PHI, BOS, EDM)

Prospecting is one of most important aspects within an NHL organization. The ability to properly scout and predict a teenager's future can furthermore drive a club ahead of the pack. Here are four prospects that have started the season off slow, but have the potential to become future NHL veterans: Topi Niemela, Karpat Liiga (Toronto Maple Leafs) It is quite clear this season that Topi Niemela is not at the same offensive pace as his prior season in the Finnish Liiga. Although this is not necessarily a worry for the Leafs' organization, Niemela has shown the ability to be defensively sound while playing a top role on his team.   The Finnish Liiga is noted as a defensive-minded league with frequent low-scoring games. For example, Niemela's team, Karpat, sits fifth in the league, despite having only scored an average of two goals per game. So far this season, Niemela has recorded four goals and three assists in 25 games.   Last season, Niemela broke out offensively during

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

Finally, hockey season has arrived. The Boston Bruins are back at TD Garden, to play the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins lineup will include the likes of captain, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and newly acquired winger, Pavel Zacha. Lines : Forwards: John Beecher, Patrice Bergeron, Jake DeBrusk, Nick Foligno, Trent Frederic, Taylor Hall, David Krejci, Fabian Lysell Marc McLaughlin, Tomas Nosek, Chris Wagner, Pavel Zacha Defensemen: Jake Ahcan, Connor Clifton, Derek Forbort, Kai Wissman, Nick Wolff, Jakub Zboril Goaltenders: Linus Ullmark, Keith Kinkaid Pre-Game Notes : Ullmark expected to play full-game Bergeron centers Zacha and DeBrusk Krejci centers Lysell and Hall PP1: Bergeron-Krejci-DeBrusk-Hall-Zboril PP2: Zacha-Lysell-Foligno-McLaughlin-Ahcan 1st Period Notes : Good quick-up by Derek Forbort, leading to an opportunity for Pavel Zacha Wagner draws an o-zone penalty PP1 lacks dynamic attack and set-up Lysell takes hooking penalty, after he turns over the puck Bruins allow multi

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

Finally, hockey season has arrived. The Boston Bruins travel to Philadelphia, to play game one of preseason. The Bruins lineup is highlighted by free agent signees Vinni Lettieri and A.J. Greer, while Philly includes the likes of Cam York and Wade Allison. Lines: Forwards: John Beecher, Jake DeBrusk, Nick Foligno, A.J. Greer, Joona Koppanen, Jakub Lauko, Vinni Lettieri, Fabian Lysell, Tomas Nosek, Oskar Steen, Jack Studnicka, Eduards Tralmaks, Chris Wagner Defensemen: Jack Ahcan, Connor Carrick, Josiah Didier, Dan Renouf, Kai Wissman, Nick Wolff, Jakub Zboril Goaltenders: Kyle Keyser, Keith Kinkaid Pre-Game Notes : Edward Tralmaks was scheduled to travel to Philly, but was pulled from the travelling squad after suffering a lower-body injury during morning skate Bruins name Keith Kinkaid as starter PP1: Lysell/Beecher/DeBrusk/Foligno/Zboril PP2: Ahcan/Steen/Studnicka/Lettieri/Nosek 1st Period Notes : A lot of scoring opportunities (2 open nets, 1 post) Notable improvement and confidence