Summer Skate: Boston Bruins

Tyler Seguin seems likely to blossom; Tim Thomas may slide back from stellar season

Originally Published: August 15, 2011
By Ryan Popilchak and Corey Pronman | Hockey Prospectus

Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, starting Aug. 15 with the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.

Summer Skate -- Boston Bruins

The Bruins captured their first Stanley Cup in 39 years, and did it in style by eliminating the consensus top seed Vancouver Canucks. They may not have added much talent in free agency this summer, but they restocked the system by snagging two top prospects, Dougie Hamilton and Alexander Khokhlachev, in the draft.

Trending Up: C Tyler Seguin
Last Season: 2.9 GVT | VUKOTA Projection: 4.5 GVT

Corey Pronman is ESPN's NHL Draft and Prospects analyst. He provides analysis on the top draft-eligible players, prospects drafted by NHL teams and all other relevant prospect information. He lives in New York.