Boston Bruins: How Quickly Can Malcolm Subban Climb Up Through The System?

July 3rd, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens fans are advised to diligently and patiently preserve their thirst for an on-ice Subban brothers’ feud. It ought to happen no later than within the next two and a half years, but most likely will require at least another full season to materialize.

Habs defenseman PK Subban’s backstopping brother, Malcolm Subban, was drafted by the Bruins with the 24th overall pick two weekends ago. Despite the promising prospects for a Tuukka Rask-Anton Khudobin tandem, the Boston front office was shrewd to shore up its stable of goalies in the system.

Subban will not be eligible to assume a position in Providence until the 2014-15 season, but assuming Rask and Khudobin are still intact at the top level by then, Subban ought to be a solid go-to choice for the AHL starting job.

Rarely does one see a player of any position hang around with the same AHL team for more than three, let alone four seasons. Once Subban turns 20 and is eligible for the Triple-A pro level, that is exactly how long presumptive Providence starter Michael Hutchinson will have been in the system, unless he leaves the organization beforehand.

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