How the NHL Lockout Will Impact the Boston Bruins’ Young Crop of Stars

September 25th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The Boston Bruins have a solid crop of young stars who will be negatively impacted if the current NHL lockout continues.

The work stoppage could force these young players to lose some or all of a valuable season in which some needed improvements and important developments in their games are expected to be made.

Let's look at how the lockout will impact the Bruins' group of young stars.


Experience Needed, but Where?

Earning NHL experience on a contending team can do wonders for the development of a young player. Unfortunately, for the Bruins' young stars, they will have to play in either the AHL, an overseas league or remain with their CHL team until the lockout ends.

Young players who have already made an impact on an NHL roster are not eligible for the AHL or would have to clear waivers to go there. On the Bruins, these players include Tyler Seguin, Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic and Tuukka Rask. None of them will be able to keep developing their skills against the best talent in the world.

Instead, they have to play in overseas leagues, where the level of talent isn't as impressive as ...

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