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Boston Bruins Rumors: 5 Reasons Why David Pastrnak Should Make 2014-15 Roster

Boston Bruins Rumors: 5 Reasons Why David Pastrnak Should Make 2014-15 Roster

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The Boston Bruins have several roster sports to fill this season, but they may not have to make many trades to find quality substitutes for Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton. The past three season the Bruins have had strong draft picks developing in Providence and it could be their time to shine. They selected David Pastrnak in the 1st round of the 2014 Draft and he has been playing well at the Bruins Development Camp and deserves a look.

5. Pastrnak Looked Great At The Bruins Development Camp

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5. Pastrnak Looked Great At The Bruins Development Camp

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When Pastrnak is not showing off his silky smooth mits, he is working to get into open space and catch a pass. He is poised with the puck, and he thrives when it is on his stick. Providence Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy noted a similarity to Tyler Seguin. At just under 170 pounds, I would like to see him pack on a few pounds, but there is no doubt he has plenty of talent.

4. He Has Plenty of Experience

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4. He Has Plenty of Experience

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Pastrnak may only be 18 years old, but he has plenty of professional experience. He is from the Czech Republic and played for Södertälje SK in Sweden. Södertälje SK has produced several NHL stars, including Anze Kopitar, Erik Karlsson and Olli Jokinen. He has also played in the World Junior Championships, where he netted a goal and a pair of assists in five games.

3. Pastrnak Has A Great Mentor In David Krejci

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3. Pastrnak Has A Great Mentor In David Krejci

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When asked whom Pastrnak looked up to as a player, it is no surprise he responded with David Krejci. Pastrnak will soon be teammates with the Czech star, and after the draft, Krejci made a point to congratulate the youngster. He sent him a text message saying he is excited to meet him soon. Krejci will be able to play with Pastrnak, taking him under his wing and helping him adapt to the pace of play in the NHL.

2. Pastrnak Has A Great Mentality

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2. Pastrnak Has A Great Mentality

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The one thing every one noticed at the Bruins camp development camp was that Pastrnak always wears a smile. When he was drafted, the first thing he did was point up at the ceiling, honoring his father, Milan, who had passed away last May. Pastrnak was thrilled to be selected by the Boston Bruins 25th overall, but he stated that he still has a lot more to do for his father and his family. He knows there is still a long road of hard work ahead.

1. The NHL Is Getting Younger Each Year

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1. The NHL Is Getting Younger Each Year

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There has been a recent trend of young talent beginning their NHL careers at very young ages. In the past few years, Seth Jones and Aleksander Barkov have made names for themselves in the show, and in the past 10 years, we have seen the three youngest captains in NHL history. Okay, Jonathon Toews, Gabriel Landeskog and Sidney Crosby were all top three picks, but I'm not trying to argue Pastrnak should be a captain; he just deserves a good look.