Jordan Caron looks good for the Boston Bruins, so far. Granted, it has only been one regular season game and a handful of preseason games, but you have to give credit where credit is due. Caron should have a goal to his name after he had it called back on a quick whistle by the ref against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The call was baffling to say the least. Anders Lindback had anything but possession when the official finally blew the whistle.
The most impressive part of Caron’s game has was his willingness to keep his legs moving and his will to get to the front of the net. Caron has always been a solid two-way player who has never hurt the Bruins, but has never given the offensive push that he is capable of.
Caron has had numerous opportunities in a Bruins’ jersey, but has never really panned out as the player he was in Providence. Caron looked good on the third line last night which will give the Bruins solid depth, however, if he can manage to produce any points whatsoever, it would be an added bonus for a Bruins team that depends on a solid two-way hockey scheme.
While Caron is always reliable, he may find himself as the odd man out on the third line when Carl Soderberg returns. The NHL future of Caron looks as if its in his own hands as he looks to solidify himself on a very good Boston Bruins roster. If the Bruins can get him some solid exposure, he may be solid trade bait come the All-Star break or trade deadline. You can’t help but root for a solid two-way player who had some unfortunate injuries last year.
His future in Boston will really rely on his willingness to keep his legs moving, drive to the net and continue to do everything he did against the Lightning.
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