Give the Bruins credit for rolling the dice a bit and seeing what kind of upside big, mobile D-men Brandon Carlo and Robbie O’Gara might be over the status quo, but there will undoubtedly be a learning curve that goes along with it.
He just needs to play his game and be himself out there.” After all, the Czech-born player can skate, pass and shoot the puck at an elite level, and provided Bruins fans with another young and ridiculously skilled player who might have allowed them to start forgetting about the loss of Tyler Seguin just a little bit.
I just want to try get better and help us as much as I can.” Truth be told, there were growing pains with Pastrnak on and off the ice the past couple of years.
There are also the hard lessons on the ice, of course, when mistakes landed Pastrnak on the bench for key shifts late in games when his play was too reckless with the puck.
But the song remains the same for the Pastrnak as he enters the final year of his entry-level contract with the Bruins: just keep getting better, just keep making good, smart decisions within the team concept and flash a little skill and dazzle when it’s called for while putting together his best season yet in the NHL.