Wanna blog? Start your own hockey blog with My HockeyBuzz. Register for free today!
 
Forums :: Blog World :: Anthony Travalgia: What’s next for David Pastrnak?
Author Message
Anthony Travalgia
Joined: 04.26.2018

Feb 13 @ 9:54 AM ET
Anthony Travalgia: What’s next for David Pastrnak? David Pastrnak has hit the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career. So what's next?
claude1971
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Timmins, ON
Joined: 08.05.2010

Feb 13 @ 10:04 AM ET
Ovie is better
shoreorrpark
Boston Bruins
Joined: 04.03.2016

Feb 13 @ 10:08 AM ET
Ovie is better
- claude1971

No argument from me.
Anthony Travalgia
Joined: 04.26.2018

Feb 13 @ 10:16 AM ET
No argument from me.
- shoreorrpark


Nor from me...
hawk35
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: NF
Joined: 08.26.2009

Feb 13 @ 10:29 AM ET
Hard to bet against OV.]

Still.....Matthews, Pastrnak and OV are ALL elite goal scorers. The best 3 in the league at releasing that hard accurate shot.

My money is on OV to win the Rocket. BUT....any of the 3 could certainly do it.

Outside of goal-scoring. I might also add I love the way Pastrnak doesn't shy away from the tough areas and doesn't mind mixing it up a bit. He doesn't hit like OV (few do...), but he initiates contact a fair bit. Moreso than Matthews for sure.

3 great goal-scorers...all slightly different. You guys are lucky to have him!!!
Octavarium
New York Islanders
Joined: 01.03.2007

Feb 13 @ 10:34 AM ET
My son is a huge bruins fan...so I watch a lot of bruins hockey.
(he's still not over last year)

anyhow...I'd say the contract, the man, the total statistical out put....and the hands. Are better than Ovie.

The hands. How many goals does he take out of the air or weird angles or to even know that Marchand would make that pass last night.

That's another thing. The chemistry between him and March and Berg. Similar to the chemistry between ovie and the swede. It's crucial.

Alfie Spezza Heatly...huge chemistry equals huge results.
bluemoon737
Boston Bruins
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Joined: 04.19.2019

Feb 13 @ 10:39 AM ET
Agreed, hands down Pasta is the best "value" in the league.
shoreorrpark
Boston Bruins
Joined: 04.03.2016

Feb 13 @ 10:47 AM ET
My son is a huge bruins fan...so I watch a lot of bruins hockey.
(he's still not over last year)

anyhow...I'd say the contract, the man, the total statistical out put....and the hands. Are better than Ovie.

The hands. How many goals does he take out of the air or weird angles or to even know that Marchand would make that pass last night.

That's another thing. The chemistry between him and March and Berg. Similar to the chemistry between ovie and the swede. It's crucial.

Alfie Spezza Heatly...huge chemistry equals huge results.

- Octavarium

Strong take. Chemistry is prudent, more so for pairs. It's isn't often that all 3 guys gel like our #1 line does.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Feb 13 @ 10:48 AM ET
Anyone who follows the Bruins (like them or not) has known for a while that Pasta is a legit scoring threat. He's just removing any lingering doubts and getting his name a little more widely known now. Securing a Rocket trophy will help cement his reputation as a sniper. I'd root for him over Ovi any day. I used to really like Ovi, but all his Putin-love has turned me off.
Mahewman
Season Ticket Holder
Boston Bruins
Location: NH
Joined: 07.01.2009

Feb 13 @ 11:44 AM ET
Agreed, hands down Pasta is the best "value" in the league.
- bluemoon737


Followed very close by Marchand at 6.1... That first goal last night
shoreorrpark
Boston Bruins
Joined: 04.03.2016

Feb 13 @ 11:50 AM ET
Followed very close by Marchand at 6.1... That first goal last night
- Mahewman

Bergy, MacKinnon and Coots round out the top 5.
halo63
Joined: 01.02.2015

Feb 13 @ 5:15 PM ET
If Pastrnak can consistently score 50+ goals a season, we are looking at about 10 more years before we see a then 34-year old Pastrnak flirt with 700 goals.


Guy has not even hit it once and you’re projecting 10 years and 700 goals?? Comparing him to the greatest scorer OV??
Nasty_Duck
Boston Bruins
Location: ON
Joined: 06.20.2012

Feb 13 @ 6:20 PM ET
Guy has not even hit it once and you’re projecting 10 years and 700 goals?? Comparing him to the greatest scorer OV??
- halo63


Pretty sure OV has < 894 goals, so let's wait until he passes that mark before labeling him "greatest scorer".
Mahewman
Season Ticket Holder
Boston Bruins
Location: NH
Joined: 07.01.2009

Feb 13 @ 9:49 PM ET
Pretty sure OV has < 894 goals, so let's wait until he passes that mark before labeling him "greatest scorer".
- Nasty_Duck


Considering the strength of goal tending the case can be made that Ovi is already the greatest scorer ever. It will be very interesting to see if he can catch Wayne.
Nasty_Duck
Boston Bruins
Location: ON
Joined: 06.20.2012

Feb 13 @ 10:58 PM ET
Considering the strength of goal tending the case can be made that Ovi is already the greatest scorer ever. It will be very interesting to see if he can catch Wayne.
- Mahewman


You can't compare directly across generations - too many differences.
What you can look at is how each top player fares when compared to his peers.
Why was Wayne so far ahead of his peers - who faced the same quality of goaltending he did.
Mahewman
Season Ticket Holder
Boston Bruins
Location: NH
Joined: 07.01.2009

Feb 13 @ 11:43 PM ET
You can't compare directly across generations - too many differences.
What you can look at is how each top player fares when compared to his peers.
Why was Wayne so far ahead of his peers - who faced the same quality of goaltending he did.

- Nasty_Duck


Wayne changed hockey.

I mean look at how ridiculous Waynes Stats were in his first ten years of the league. He was on another planet.... Then look at the goalie pads they were wearing in the 80s. I am not saying Wayne isnt the greatest ever because he is but Ovechkin would get my vote for the greatest pure goal scorer ever.

It will be an incredible feat if Ovi catches Wayne.
Nasty_Duck
Boston Bruins
Location: ON
Joined: 06.20.2012

Feb 13 @ 11:45 PM ET
Wayne changed hockey.

I mean look at how ridiculous Waynes Stats were in his first ten years of the league. He was on another planet.... Then look at the goalie pads they were wearing in the 80s. I am not saying Wayne isnt the greatest ever because he is but Ovechkin would get my vote for the greatest pure goal scorer ever.

It will be an incredible feat if Ovi catches Wayne.

- Mahewman


Would be something indeed.
77emac77
Boston Bruins
Location: Duct tape cant fix stupid but it can muffle the sound, MA
Joined: 04.22.2010

Feb 14 @ 7:14 AM ET
Wayne changed hockey.

I mean look at how ridiculous Waynes Stats were in his first ten years of the league. He was on another planet.... Then look at the goalie pads they were wearing in the 80s. I am not saying Wayne isnt the greatest ever because he is but Ovechkin would get my vote for the greatest pure goal scorer ever.

It will be an incredible feat if Ovi catches Wayne.

- Mahewman



I'd say that Wayne was better than Ovi, and he played in a much rougher league. That said, he didnt really change the game, Orr changed the game in the sense that defenseman didnt try to score before him. Gretz just out skilled everyone in a way that no one has seen since.
Octavarium
New York Islanders
Joined: 01.03.2007

Feb 14 @ 7:40 AM ET
I'd say that Wayne was better than Ovi, and he played in a much rougher league. That said, he didnt really change the game, Orr changed the game in the sense that defenseman didnt try to score before him. Gretz just out skilled everyone in a way that no one has seen since.
- 77emac77


there was no butterfly goaltending....for a lot of it.
Patric Roy changed goalies...
77emac77
Boston Bruins
Location: Duct tape cant fix stupid but it can muffle the sound, MA
Joined: 04.22.2010

Feb 14 @ 11:06 AM ET
Ovechkin is a -12???? how do you have 40 goals on a winning team like that and be a -12?
Anthony Travalgia
Joined: 04.26.2018

Feb 14 @ 12:41 PM ET
Ovechkin is a -12???? how do you have 40 goals on a winning team like that and be a -12?
- 77emac77


Had 51 goals in 2013-14, was a -35. Also had 24 PPG that year, has 12 PPG this year.
Mahewman
Season Ticket Holder
Boston Bruins
Location: NH
Joined: 07.01.2009

Feb 14 @ 2:46 PM ET
Ovechkin is a -12???? how do you have 40 goals on a winning team like that and be a -12?
- 77emac77


Yeah it is crazy. I saw that yesterday too. As good as he is. He also is the king at coasting at times.
93Cup
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Joined: 07.19.2019

Feb 14 @ 8:05 PM ET
Chara got away with one when he cross checked Gallagher's neck. What would have happened if someone did it to Pasternak? Probably a 10 game suspension. NHL can really be bush league at times and this one of them.
BruinBlood
Boston Bruins
Location: South Shore, MA
Joined: 10.11.2005

Feb 15 @ 9:00 AM ET
Go away Troll, yet another mouth breather
77emac77
Boston Bruins
Location: Duct tape cant fix stupid but it can muffle the sound, MA
Joined: 04.22.2010

Feb 15 @ 1:35 PM ET
Chara got away with one when he cross checked Gallagher's neck. What would have happened if someone did it to Pasternak? Probably a 10 game suspension. NHL can really be bush league at times and this one of them.
- 93Cup


didnt know Montreal still had a hockey team
Page: 1, 2  Next