Bruins Select Malcom Subban 1st Round, 24th Overall


In the 1st round of the draft the Bruins take Malcom Subban.  He had played in Rexdale, Ontario on the Belleville Blues where he posted a 9.23 SV percentage and led his team to the playoffs.  His strengths include his athleticism and overall toughness.  He is also the brother of Montreal Canadian P.K. Subban, bringing another element to the heated rivalry.

Young Subban became a goaltender not to long ago so his experience at the position isn’t as fine tuned as most netminders are in the NHL but that’s not to say the potential is not there.  He was ranked number 1 for overall goalies during the draft.  I see Malcom in the NHL in 3 to 4 years just because there still are minor things that he will need to work on including his mechanics and hockey sense but there is not reason to think that we wont see him showcase his natural skills at some point in the near future.  Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin are reliable for the Bruins 1-2 punch for the time being, but who knows what will happen in the future wether it be injuries or bad play.

In the absence of Tim Thomas, the B’s needed to reach for a goalie.  Goaltending was arguably the reason the Bruins won the cup in 2011 so the position needed to be filled with a reliable option. I say they have done a pretty good job grabbing the best one available during the draft.