Great expectations were thrust onto Malcolm Subban from the minute the Bruins called his name as the 24th overall pick in the NHL Draft — and not just because his brother, P.K., plays for the hated Canadiens.
Subban’s potential is undeniable, and he’s already demonstrated a large amount of skill in between the pipes that belies his relative inexperience at the position. But the truth of the matter is that not only does Subban still have a ways to go in his development, but the Bruins already have their goalie situation set — at least for the moment — with Tuukka Rask looking to pick up right where Tim Thomas left off.
So while B’s fans may be wondering when they can expect to see Subban in a Bruins uniform, another much-heralded draft pick could be making an impact on the squad sooner rather than later. That, of course, would be Dougie Hamilton.
NESN.com NHL writer Douglas Flynn held a Twitter chat on Friday to discuss the Bruins prospects, whether Boston needs an elite scorer, why Rask was signed to only a one-year deal and more.
Fans were able to join in the conversation using the hashtag #NESNlive. Check out the conversation below.