Is Letting David Pastrnak Play at the World Juniors a Good Move by the Bruins?

December 14th, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »

The Boston Bruins announced on their website Friday afternoon that David Pastrnak will play in the 2015 World Junior Championships. This comes four days after they reassigned him to Providence following a five-game call-up, the first of the 18-year-old’s career.

Maybe more to the point, this comes after only a three-month introduction of the organization’s reigning first-round draft choice to the club’s system. For no fewer than two-and-a-half weeks, the Czech import will suddenly take a midseason diversion to compete in his own age group.

Make no mistake: It will be the world’s best players in Pastrnak’s age group of 20 years and younger. Still, being where he is in his development, there is no substitute for learning the North American professional game on Boston’s top affiliate.

While the World Juniors may not directly hurt or heavily inhibit Pastrnak’s buildup to a bona fide NHL caliber, it does not sufficiently help him either. It will not make him ready to impact the parent club any sooner. It would be better for the player and the organization to give the prize pro ...

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