Will Bruins Defenseman Dougie Hamilton Keep Up His All-Around Hot Streak?

November 8th, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »

Dougie Hamilton has escalating challenges ahead of him as the Boston Bruins stride into the thick of November. Or, to put it a little more bluntly, he has some learning experiences on tap.

Or, to ditch the euphemisms, some rough outings lie ahead for the third-year NHL defenseman.

Make no mistake, the presumptive future anchor of Boston’s blue-line brigade has passed plenty of tests early in Zdeno Chara’s protracted injury stint. He has performed in each zone while tackling bigger minutes and bigger matchups than anyone likely planned.

Following Thursday’s 5-2 victory over Edmonton, fellow first-unit defenseman Dennis Seidenberg spoke to Hamilton’s promising start. But he also injected a cautionary clause.

As quoted by csnne.com beat writer Joe Haggerty, Seidenberg said:

He’s logged a lot of ice. He’s responded. He’s scoring goals. He’s playing really well offensively and playing solid defensively. It’s been a lot of fun playing with him, and I think we’re doing a decent job. There’s still a lot to i ...

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