David Pastrnak Dominates at Boston Bruins Development Camp

By PowerPlayCJ
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When the Boston Bruins drafted David Pastrnak in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft, it signaled an organizational shift as the team sought to add more speed and skill into its lineup.

Pastrnak was viewed as having a lot of raw skill, but needed time to iron out the kinks in his game. At Boston Bruins Development Camp Pastrnak has been a man amongst boys putting on a show and making other prospects look foolish with his array of moves.

It’s worth noting the camp has been mostly drills and very few chances for prospects to compete against each other beyond one-on-ones and two-on-twos, regardless it has been the “David Pastrnak Show”. While he shot is amazing, his ability to move with the puck is second to none. His ability to turn the jets on then change directions and move laterally gave defensemen fits all camp as he was getting his shots from where he wanted them seemingly at will.

It may be a stretch but I can see a Tyler Seguin-esque upside for the Czech forward as few players posses the mix of speed, skill and hockey smarts. With the league getting faster teams like the Bruins that have relied on physicality need to evolve or die. Having Pastrnak in addition to other notable skilled prospects such as Ryan Donato and Ryan Ftizgerald surely aids in that evolution.

Highlights of the pure domination that Pastrnak put on can be seen here:



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