Four Bruins Players To Watch In Sunday’s Black & Gold Scrimmage – NESN.com
The annual intersquad “Black & Gold” scrimmage is an important event for young players and prospects hoping to make the Boston Bruins’ roster out of training camp.
It’s a normal, three-period, 60-minute game that features two teams mixed with Bruins players, Providence Bruins guys and prospects. It’s a great opportunity for players on the roster bubble to showcase their skills and knowledge of what’s being preached in practice.
B’s head coach Claude Julien isn’t going to be behind the bench for this game. He’ll instead be keeping a watchful eye on the action from above the ice.
Which players should fans play close attention to in Sunday’s scrimmage? Let’s find out below.
David Warsofsky: The former Boston University defenseman could play the role of unsigned blueliner Torey Krug, which would include lots of power-play time and many shifts that start in the attacking zone. Similar to Krug, Warsosfsky is a great skater, has a powerful shot from the point and starts the breakout with clean, accurate passes out of his own end.
The 24-year-old D-man tallied 32 points (six goals, 26 assists) in 56 games for Providence last season, and he impressed Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli with his consistently strong performances.
“I thought he had a real strong finish last year in Providence — like every time I saw him, he was one of the best players on the ice and he was doing things we were telling him to,” Chiarelli said Thursday. “He was moving the puck, he was skating, his escape ability is terrific, like turning the net, and real good vision on the power play. So he’s a player that I think is ready. Now, will he be ready for our team? Let’s see how things sort out, but he’s put his time in and he’s a guy …read more