1. Matthew Poitras
Matthew Poitras has been making a great case for the Boston Bruins.
The Boston Bruins are a very smart organization. They do a lot of things right which is why they have been so good over the last 15ish years. It is a combination of great players and great management so everyone involved should be happy.
With that in mind, drafting well as a winning team can be very difficult because of the nature of the draft. A team like the Bruins has traded a lot of first and second-round picks over the years in order to get NHL talent in their “win now” window.
That is why they need to hit on the draft picks that they do make every now and again. Matthew Poitras could be someone that turns out to be a major win for the Bruins.
Poitras was selected in the second round (54th overall) by Boston in 2022. Since then, he has been making the most out of his opportunity. He is continuing to give it his all which is all he can do when there are limited spots. He deserves to be there longer.
Cutting Poitras now would make you wonder what the point of camp and preseason actually is for players like him. He played very well and deserves to start the year with the team. The Bruins would look very smart to keep him and see him score early in the year.